The concept of a Global Entrepreneur-in-Residence is one many in Kentucky probably don't know about. The first time many in the state may have heard of such a thing was last fall when Gatton College at the University of Kentucky announced the appointment of a native son to just such a role.
No one would deny that there are problems with the immigration processes in the United States. Kentucky, like all states, is dealing with all manner of competing concerns in this area.
For many immigrants in Kentucky, getting a green card represents the peak and pinnacle of their desires. Having that card means you are welcome in the United States, granted permanent residency. Perhaps the next step after that will be full naturalization so that you can enjoy the full rights of U.S. citizenship. The green card opens up an array of possibilities.
Kentucky residents may have heard of a concept called advance parole. It allows individuals applying for permanent residency in the United States to return to the country after traveling overseas. Parole may be granted to asylees or those who are in the United States as part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. However, President Donald Trump may sign an executive order that could make it harder for individuals to use advance parole to reenter the country.