Streamlining the EB-2 and EB-1 Visa Process.
USCIS has partnered with business experts to improve the way it approaches the employment-based and high-skilled visa categories used by immigrant entrepreneurs. USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas kicked-off this innovative program, called the Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIR) initiative in February. The EIR initiative consists of a tactical team comprised of outside experts working alongside USCIS employees. For 90 days this collaborative team, comprised of both USCIS employees and entrepreneurs from the private sector, will identify opportunities where USCIS can streamline pathways for foreign entrepreneurs. We welcome this significant effort to streamline visas for employment-based and high-skilled visa categories. You can read more on this initiative at http://blog.uscis.gov/