Sophie Alcorn is an Immigration and Nationality Law Specialist certified by the State Bar of California’s Board of Legal Specialization. She is the only immigration attorney in all of Santa Clara County with this designation.Sophie founded Alcorn Immigration Law in Mountain View, Calif., in 2015. Since then, Sophie has been quoted in publications around the globe, including The New York Times, The Guardian, Financial Times, and The Atlantic. She has been sought after as a speaker about immigration for numerous conferences and events, including Keiretsu Forum’s Angel Capital Expo and the Bar Association of San Francisco. She advises several nonprofits and Silicon Valley startups, including Global EIR, Project Ellis, and Ayvid Innovations. Sophie has also received numerous awards, including Super Lawyers’ Rising Star award for 2017 and 2018, and inclusion in The National Advocates Top 40 under 40 in 2015.

ICE Locking Up Pregnant Women Photo by William Stitt

ICE Agents Now Locking Up Pregnant Women

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has begun the abhorrent policy of detaining pregnant women in immigration jails. ICE will no longer automatically release from custody pregnant women charged with being in the U.S. illegally while their cases make their way through immigration court. Automatically releasing pregnant women from custody was the general practice under the…

New Internal Review Division in Immigration Agency

New Internal Review Division in U.S. Immigration Agency?

If U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services more strictly monitors employees who make immigration benefits decisions, what could this mean for immigrants? USCIS is creating an internal division to monitor and investigate agency employees and has already begun transferring workers to staff the division, according to the Washington Post. The Organization of Professional Responsibility (OPR) division…