The Trump Administration delayed the effective date of the Obama Era rules to allow foreign entrepreneurs to receive special "parole" in order to stay in the US to start their new business.
Today a federal judge ruled the delay violated rule of law and invalidated the delay and ordered the government to start process applications of foreign entrepreneurs. While we do not have any details and the implications of the ruling at this time. The government may appeal the ruling and anything could happen. The ruling, however, is a welcome sign that many Trump Administration decisions on immigration may run afoul with the courts.
We will closely watch the development of this matter.
Here is the judge's ruling.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA NATIONAL VENTURE CAPITAL ASSOCIATION, et al., Plaintiffs, v. Civil Action No. 17-1912 (JEB) ELAINE DUKE, Acting Secretary, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, et al., Defendants. ORDER For the reasons set forth in the accompanying Memorandum Opinion, the Court ORDERS that:
1. Plaintiffs’ Motion for Summary Judgment is GRANTED;
2. Defendants’ Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment is DENIED;
3. As the Delay Rule is invalid, it is VACATED; and
4. Judgment is ENTERED in favor of Plaintiffs.
T IS SO ORDERED. /s/ James E. Boasberg JAMES E. BOASBERG United States District Judge
Date: December 1, 2017