DHS Delays Final Rule on Parole for Start-Up Entrepreneurs

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 5:15am

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced July 11, 2017 that the effective date of the Final Rule on Parole for Start-Up Entrepreneurs has been delayed until March 14, 2018 (from July 17, 2017).  The Rule is being delayed so that the Administration may obtain from the public comments regarding a proposal to rescind the Rule pursuant to Executive Order 13767, “(Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements”. 

Despite the delay in the effective date of the Final Rule on Parole for Start-Up Entrepreneurs, DHS is not delaying the July 17, 2017 effective date of a minor provision of the Rule that adds Form FS-240, Department of State (DOS) Consular Report of Birth Abroad to the List of Acceptable Documents for Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.  This Form FS-240 is being added to the “List C” listing of acceptable documents for form I-9 verification purposes.  The Rule also revises the Form I-9 instructions to reflect this change in the List C acceptable documents.  As we previously noted in our blog, new version of the Form I-9 and Form I-9 Instructions is still scheduled to go into effect on July 17, 2017.