Yesterday, the Niskanen Center submitted comments to the Department of Homeland Security to encourage them not to remove the regulations pertaining to the international entrepreneur parole program. The Niskanen Center submitted supportive comments about the program back in October 2016, which can be found here.

Here is an excerpt from today’s comments:

The Niskanen Center believes that regulations establishing criteria to allow international entrepreneurs (IE) entry into the United States on a case-by-case basis is not only legitimate and appropriate under the parole authority, but strongly serves the public interest by contributing to innovation, economic growth, and job creation. The president has tasked the Department of Homeland Security with protecting the interests of Americans; ending the IE parole program is contrary to that objective….Ending the IE Final Rule does not narrow parole authority—it merely makes it more arbitrary and less predictable by leaving more ambiguous what qualifies as a significant public benefit. That is neither good for the economy nor the integrity of our immigration laws.

Read the full comments here.