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.

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…

International Entrepreneur Rule

International Entrepreneur Rule: Great News for Trailing Spouses

Trailing spouses are eligible to apply for work authorization under the proposed International Entrepreneur Rule, one of the rule’s major benefits. The proposed International Entrepreneur Rule is currently in a public comment period. If approved in its current form, the rule gives United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) the discretion to grant parole—or a…

Comment Period Begins for International Entrepreneur Rule

The Department of Homeland Security published its proposed International Entrepreneur Rule in the Federal Register today, kicking off a 45-day public comment period. Under the proposed International Entrepreneur Rule, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) would have the discretion to grant parole—or a temporary stay in the U.S.—to foreign entrepreneurs who create, oversee and…