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Department of Homeland Security’s Proposed International Entrepreneur Rule Open Access

This comment on the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) proposed rule broadening its use of discretionary parole authority to facilitate foreign entrepreneurs to oversee and grow a U.S. startup entity does not represent the views of any particular affected party or special interest, but is designed to evaluate the effect of DHS’s proposal on overall societal welfare. he Department of Homeland Security’s proposed rule would expand the use of its discretionary authority to parole individuals into the United States for reasons of “significant public benefit” to include foreign entrepreneurs looking to start a business in the U.S. DHS recognizes that “the full potential of foreign entrepreneurs to benefit the U.S. economy is presently limited since many…do not qualify under existing nonimmigrant and immigrant classifications.” The rule proposes several criteria for approving applicants on a case-by-case basis.

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