International Entrepreneur Parole Program Reinstated

On May 10th, 2021, USCIS announced that the International Entrepreneur Parole Program will continue in accordance with the Biden Administration’s executive order to promote access to the legal immigration system. A 2018 proposed rule to remove the program has been withdrawn by the Department of Homeland Security.

The International Entrepreneur Program allows for entrepreneurs to apply for parole in the United States. “Parole may be granted to up to three entrepreneurs per start-up entity, as well as their spouses and children. Entrepreneurs granted parole are eligible to work only for their start-up business. Their spouses may apply for employment authorization in the United States.”

To apply for this program, the entrepreneur must demonstrate that they own a substantial ownership interest in the start-up business created in the past 5 years that have had substantial growth and job creation. Furthermore, the entrepreneur must play a central and active role in the business. Lastly, the entrepreneur must show that the have provided a significant public benefit to the U.S in their role in the business.

Although the requirements may sound simple, proving these requirements, and the procedural process to successfully be approved can be challenging. In this context, Zhang and Associates can benefit you. Here at Zhang and Associates, we have successfully represented thousands of non-immigrant and immigrant visas cases. Our experienced and seasoned immigration attorneys can guide you through the complicated U.S immigration system. We also understand the importance of keeping up with the latest immigration news and law. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any immigration related issue, our seasoned staff will be happy to help. For a free evaluation on your case or situation, please email us at

Former U.S. Consular officer and
Visa Officer , Attorney Sechyi Laiu joined Zhang & Associates, P.C. on June 26, 2017

At Zhang & Associates, P.C., Attorney Laiu specializes on Consular Processing cases and business development. Attorney Laiu also focuses on TN visas, E visas, CBP administrative proceedings (monetary confiscation, deferred inspection), and overseas financial compliance.

Prior to joining Zhang & Associates, P.C., Attorney Laiu worked for the U.S. Department of State as a Chinese and Portuguese speaking diplomat. As a consular-coned officer who served in Vancouver (Canada), Shenyang (P.R. China), and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Attorney Laiu processed over 30,000 visa cases and worked in every section of Consular Affairs overseas (Fraud Prevention Unit, Immigrant Visas, Non-Immigrant Visas, and American Citizen Services).

He uses his experience and expertise to deliver the highest quality of service to our clients.

Founded in 1996, Zhang & Associates, P.C. offers legal services to clients worldwide in all aspects of U.S immigration law. We have successfully handled over ten thousand immigration cases.

At Zhang & Associates, P.C., our attorneys and supporting professionals are committed to providing high-quality immigration and non-immigration visa services. We specialize in NIW, EB-1, PERM, I-485 I-130, H-1B, O, L and J cases. In the past over twenty years, we have successfully helped over ten thousand clients get green cards. If you plan to apply for a green card, please send your CV to Attorney Jerry Zhang ( for a free evaluation.

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