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 by the numbers

Immigration by the Numbers

This month President Trump endorsed legislation known as the RAISE Act, which would cut immigration to the U.S. in half. Just how many temporary and permanent residency visas does the U.S. grant to foreign nationals each year? Each year the U.S. admits more than 77 million immigrants on either temporary or permanent residency visas. Of…

Trump Backs RAISE Act

Trump Backs Bill Cutting Immigration, Prioritizing Highly-Skilled, English Speakers

President Trump officially endorsed legislation—the so-called RAISE Act—that will cut legal immigration to the U.S. by half and overhaul the current immigration system by focusing on immigrants who would contribute the most to the U.S. economy. Republican Sens. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia initially introduced the RAISE (Reforming American Immigration for…

Trump to Slash Green Cards by 50%

Update: Trump to Slash Green Cards by 50%

Alcorn Immigration Update by Sophie Alcorn and Jaylen Dominguez Alcorn supports Immigration for Innovation by obtaining visas, green cards, and citizenship for highly-motivated investors, founders, talent, and families. In this article: Greater Focus on Merit-Based Immigration Restrictions on Family-Based Immigration New Visa for Parents of Citizens This week Politico reported that immigration reform is in the…

International Entrepreneur Rule on Deathbed; Alternatives for Founders

6 Options Founders Should Consider with International Entrepreneur Rule on Deathbed

Bad news for startup founders. The International Entrepreneur Rule—the closest thing to a startup visa in the U.S.—is dying a slow painful death. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a notice in the Federal Register delaying the effective date of the rule until March 14, 2018, to consider rescinding the rule altogether. This move follows an…