Entrepreneur Startup Visa Delayed

Posted on July 14, 2017 by Kathryn Karam
This week, we learned that President Trump’s administration will take steps to delay the implementation of the International Entrepreneur Rule, commonly called the “Entrepreneur Startup Visa."


Obama's International Entrepreneur Rule

The International Entrepreneur Rule was announced by President Obama in late 2016 as a way to facilitate entrepreneurs from other countries opening new businesses in the United States. Before the rule was announced, people interested in opening businesses in the United States would have to get a visitor visa or some other permission to come to the United States in order to sign contracts, attend meetings, and take other necessary actions to start a new enterprise.

While getting a visitor visa might seem simple, in reality, visitor visas are issued in the discretion of U.S. Consular officers, and are often arbitrarily denied. Even those who have visitor visas can be refused entry or subjected to harsh scrutiny by U.S. Customs and Border Protection when arriving at an airport or land border.

Trump's Extreme Vetting for International Travelers and Immigrants

Posted on June 29, 2017 by Anhkiet Hoang


CBP is Deploying New Technology and “Extreme Vetting” for International Travelers and Immigrants

Over the last few months, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has rolled out several new technology based initiatives and interrogation strategies to further secure the border and prevent individuals from overstaying their visas. International travelers and even permanent residents need to be aware of these changes so that their entry into the United States can go smoothly.

Órdenes Ejecutivas de Inmigración Decretadas por el Presidente Trump

Posted on March 24, 2017 by Kathryn Karam

Las Órdenes Ejecutivas de Inmigración decretadas por el Presidente Trump generan cambios importantes. Aparte de la “prohibición de ingreso” (travel ban) ya mundialmente conocida, el Presidente Trump ha hecho otros cambios a la ley de inmigración. Dos ejemplos incluyen la detención masiva de personas capturadas en la frontera y la definición más amplia de “criminal”, que determina quién será deportado como “extranjero criminal” (criminal alien).  

Trump's Executive Orders for Immigration

Posted on February 23, 2017 by Anhkiet Hoang



President Trump’s Executive Orders for Immigration institute wide-ranging changes. Beyond the “travel ban” that has garnered most of the focus, President Trump has also made many other changes to the immigration landscape through his executive actions. His actions range from detaining more individuals who are caught crossing the border to broadening the definition of “criminal” for purposes of who will be a priority for deportation as a “criminal alien.”

A Breakdown of Trump's Travel Ban

Posted on February 15, 2017 by Kathryn Karam

Here’s the latest breakdown of Trump's Travel Ban.

Immigration Lawyer in Houston: Law and Order

Posted on December 12, 2016 by Kathryn Karam

There was a push for law and order.

HBJ: What Donald Trump - and Much of America - is Missing in the Immigration Debate

Posted on July 08, 2015 by Kathryn N. Karam

Read Kathryn Karam's latest article in the Houston Business Journal: What Donald Trump is Missing in the Immigration Debate.

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