President Obama’s 2014 administrative actions incorporated directives for changes aimed at establishing needed avenues for entrepreneurs and investors within the existing immigration categories.  In late December 2016, an important and promising action item intended to open US immigration opportunities for entrepreneurs and investors was finalized.  This new action item is the clarification of the National Interest Waiver (NIW) standard and the elimination of overwhelming requirements for qualification under this valuable option.  For more information, please see our advisory.