Attorney Williams writes OpED on EB-5 Program, which was published by the Hill
March 7, 2019
Simone Williams moderated an International Trade and Business panel in Dakar, Senegal
July 4, 2018
Simone to appear on RealTalk with Dr. David Anderson on May 28th!
May 13, 2019
Federal Court Vacates Delay of International Entrepreneur Rule
December 15, 2017
On December 1, 2017, a federal judge ruled that the Trump administration can't delay an Obama-era International Entrepreneur Rule that would let foreign start-up founders into the U.S. without a visa. The exemption for immigrants who create companies and employ Americans was set to go into effect this past July, but the government delayed its implementation until March 2018.
The National Association of Venture Capitalists and others sued to overturn the delay. On December 1, 2017, the U.S. District Court for Washington, D.C., ruled in their favor.
As a reminder, the International Entrepreneur Rule allows immigrant entrepreneurs and their families to remain in the U.S. for 30 months without a green card or other visa and apply for another 30-month extension after that. The rule, created during the last days of President Obama's administration, is designed to encourage more foreign entrepreneurs to start companies in the U.S.