Dear Sophie: Will October 2020 Visa Bulletin changes expedite my immigration case?

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.…

Dear Sophie: Would a Trump win abolish the H-1B visa lottery?

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.…

Diversity Immigrant Visa Program

Diversity Green Cards 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 family.…

What Everyone at a Startup Needs to Know About Immigration?

Image Credits: stefanamer / Getty Images The immigration process in the U.S. has become a high-stakes undertaking for employers, workers, and entrepreneurs. Predictability has eroded. Processing times have soared. And any mistake or misstep now has dire consequences. Over the past three years, immigration policies and procedures have been in a state of flux and the…

Dear Sophie: How will this election nail-biter affect immigration?

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.…

043: What a Biden Victory Means for Immigration

In this episode of Immigration Law for Tech Startups, I’m thrilled to discuss the Biden administration’s plans for reforming the U.S. immigration system. Before I dive in, I know we’ll see meaningful changes in the U.S. under President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, from the way we govern ourselves, to our relationships with other…

Dear Sophie: Is it easier and faster to get an O-1A than an EB-1A?

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.…