In early 2017, the IER, which would allow startup founders looking to incubate and grow their startup in the US, was introduced. It had some requirements (discussed in the article!), but if they were met, the founder could stay in the US for up to 5 years. The rule was quickly shot down and put on the chopping block by the prior administration. But now, just a week ago on May 10, 2021, USCIS announced that you’re bringing the IER back.