Sophie Alcorn is a Stanford-educated, New York Times-featured expert on United States Immigration Law. She founded Alcorn Immigration Law, Silicon Valley’s premier immigration and nationality law firm, in 2015. Sophie and her team obtain visas and green cards for highly-motivated individuals to build the most innovative companies in Silicon Valley, having successfully handled hundreds of immigration cases for investors, established and venture-backed corporations, founders, and families.

Sophie hails from Orange County, where she was chosen as Top Attorney by Orange County Metro Magazine in 2012 at the age of 28. In 2015 Sophie joined the ranks of The National Advocates Top 40 under 40, a select group of young attorneys who demonstrate superior qualifications, leadership, influence, and stature.

Sophie is a public speaker on immigration law who conveys the nuances of immigration law in a clear, understandable manner. She lives in Mountain View with her family.

A Win for International Entrepreneurs, Startups

A federal judge ruled that the Trump administration can no longer delay the International Entrepreneur Rule. The judge ordered the administration to begin accepting applications under the rule, which allows startup founders to come to the U.S. to build their companies. The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) along with entrepreneurs and companies sued the federal…

Why International Entrepreneurs Should Be Optimistic

International Entrepreneurs Should Be Optimistic

The Trump administration has officially moved to end the International Entrepreneur Rule, which never took effect. The move came a few weeks after the International Entrepreneur Rule had a promising first day in federal court to determine its fate. The International Entrepreneur Rule would help foreign startup founders obtain an immigration status called parole to…

Supreme Court Dismisses Challenge to Expired Travel Ban; New Ban In Effect Oct. 18

Supreme Court Dismisses Challenge to Expired Travel Ban; New Ban in Effect Oct. 18

The Supreme Court this week dismissed one of the challenges to President Trump’s second travel ban on citizens of six majority-Muslim countries since it has expired. The high court dismissed the case from the federal appeals court in Richmond, Va. That court ruled the second travel ban violated the Constitution’s protection against religious discrimination. Trump…

New Single Application for Work Permit & Social Security Number

New Single Application for Work Permit and Social Security Number

You can now apply for a work permit and social security number at the same time, thanks to interagency cooperation. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and Social Security Administration has started sharing information. That cooperation now allows foreign nationals to apply for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD)—or work permit—and a social security number on…