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.

immigration programs resume after government shutdown ends

Immigration Programs Resume After Spending Extension Approved

Following a three-day government shutdown, Congress and President Trump extended federal spending this week on programs and services through Feb. 8.   Programs Resumed The extension gives Congress more time to enact legislation to protect undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children—or “Dreamers”—from deportation. The extension also allows the following immigration programs and processes…

Entrepreneur Parole may be short-lived

Entrepreneur Parole Likely to Be Short Lived—What to Do?

Entrepreneur Parole under the International Entrepreneur Rule may be short-lived. A federal court ordered U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to begin accepting applications for Entrepreneur Parole last month. However, the Trump administration listed rescinding the International Entrepreneur Rule (IER) as one of its regulatory priorities for 2018. In fact, the administration submitted a proposal to…

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…