The Return of the International Entrepreneur Parole Program

The legal immigration system took a big step forward last week when the Biden administration announced the return of the International Entrepreneur (IE) parole program. The program helps foreign national entrepreneurs and start-ups create new jobs and opportunities. 

The IE program grants foreign entrepreneurs lawful entry into the United States. The foreign national must prove that the business they create will greatly benefit the domestic economy. Parole is granted by the Department of Homeland Security only to those entrepreneurs that work for their start-up business. 

The program had been halted under the previous administration’s efforts to shut down the legal, business and corporate immigration system. However, the new announcement means that qualified entreprenuer’s can once again lawfully enter the United States. 

The Biden administration has sought to “promote access to the legal immigration system.” This announcement, in fact, corresponds to Executive Order 14012 signed by the president, and known as “Restoring Faith in Our Legal Immigration Systems and Strengthening Integration and Inclusion Efforts for New Americans.”

A Form I-941, Application for Entrepreneur Parole, is required to obtain approval for lawful entry. The spouse and children of an international entrepreneur may also be granted parole by filing Form I-131. 

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