Diversity Visa

Diversity Immigrant Visa Program Every year, 50,000 green cards are reserved for immigrants from countries that have low rates of immigration to the United States under the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program. Administered by the U.S. Department of State (DOS), a diversity visa offer a quick path to a green card for immigrants and their immediate…

Dear Sophie: Can I create a startup on a dependent visa from Australia?

Photo by Joey Csunyo on Unsplash Here’s another edition of “Dear Sophie,” the advice column that answers immigration-related questions about working at technology companies. “Your questions are vital to the spread of knowledge that allows people all over the world to rise above borders and pursue their dreams,” says Sophie Alcorn, a Silicon Valley immigration attorney.…

Trump Unveils New Merit-Based Immigration Plan Photo by walter-otto

Trump Unveils New Merit-Based Immigration Plan

President Trump announced a new immigration plan last week that seeks to increase high-skilled immigration, overhaul and limit asylum and the diversity visa (green card “lottery”) programs, and restrict family-based immigration. “This could create new immigration pathways for entrepreneurs, Silicon Valley tech companies, and professionals who need greater access to movement to have the freedom…

immigration by the numbers

Immigration by the Numbers

This month President Trump endorsed legislation known as the RAISE Act, which would cut immigration to the U.S. in half. Just how many temporary and permanent residency visas does the U.S. grant to foreign nationals each year? Each year the U.S. admits more than 77 million immigrants on either temporary or permanent residency visas. Of…

Trump to Slash Green Cards by 50%

Update: Trump to Slash Green Cards by 50%

Alcorn Immigration Update by Sophie Alcorn and Jaylen Dominguez Alcorn supports Immigration for Innovation by obtaining visas, green cards, and citizenship for highly-motivated investors, founders, talent, and families. In this article: Greater Focus on Merit-Based Immigration Restrictions on Family-Based Immigration New Visa for Parents of Citizens This week Politico reported that immigration reform is in the…