Encouraging entrepreneurs to create and develop promising start-up entities in the United States is a critical component to economic growth. The Niskanen Center supports the premise that allowing foreign entrepreneurs entry in the U.S. to launch innovative, financially sound start-up businesses will facilitate research and development in the United States, create employment opportunities at home and abroad, and positively benefit the U.S. economy in a multitude of other ways.

After conducting outreach with investors, non-profits, entrepreneurs, lawmakers, and foreign graduates, the Niskanen Center has concerns about a number of substantive and procedural provisions in the international entreprenuer rule that USCIS proposed this August. Fine-tuning certain provisions of the rule will help increase legitimacy of the program and further the purpose of the rule.

To view the full comments about the international entrepreneur rule, please click here.