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.

EB-5 Extended into 2018

EB-5 Extended into 2018

President Trump and Congress gave foreign investors an early holiday gift. For the third time this year, Trump and Congress extended the EB-5 Regional Center visa program without any changes—this time until January 19, 2018. Legislation to extend the federal budget for government programs and services through that date included extending EB-5 as is. Under…

International Entrepreneur Rule finally here

International Entrepreneur Parole Is (Finally) Here

Foreign entrepreneurs can now submit an application for temporary residency in the U.S.—or Entrepreneur Parole—under the International Entrepreneur Rule parole program. The Alcorn Immigration Law team stands ready to help entrepreneurs file for parole—a temporary stay in the U.S. for up to five years. The International Entrepreneur Rule (IER) provides the closest option to a…

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…