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.

Hillary Clinton White House is best chance for immigration reform

A Clinton Win Is a Win-Win-Win

Hillary Clinton will be the next president of the United States, according to Moody’s Analytics. Moody’s, which has correctly predicted the presidential election winners since 1980, forecasts Clinton will pick up 332 electoral votes on election day, while Donald Trump will receive 206. To become president, a candidate needs at least 270 electoral votes. Moody’s bases…

International Entrepreneur Rule Ineffective As Written

The proposed International Entrepreneur Rule received more than 750 comments during the public comment period, which ended last week. Many pointed out the hurdles foreign entrepreneurs would face qualifying for parole under the rule. The International Entrepreneur Rule gives U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) the discretion to grant parole—or a temporary stay in the U.S.—to…

Funding issues remain with International Entrepreneur Rule

Chicken-&-Egg Problem Remains Under Proposed Entrepreneur Rule

When the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced the International Entrepreneur Rule last month, I was excited that highly motivated foreign entrepreneurs finally had another means to remain in Silicon Valley to build amazing companies and create the lives they dream of for themselves and their families. However, my enthusiasm has dampened a bit. As…