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.

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Blanket L Petition

If you are an employer who frequently petitions to transfer employees from your multinational offices to the U.S. as managers, executives, or individuals with specialized knowledge, you might consider a Blanket L petition.   What is a Blanket L Petition? A Blanket L petition is a group petition for your employees to apply directly for…

#EndFamilyDetention

It’s time to end family detention. Keeping mothers, babies, children, and pregnant women locked in cold, harsh detention facilities after suffering the trauma and fleeing persecution is an abomination.  Family detention takes an enormous toll on the families who came here fleeing the violence and deteriorating economic and social conditions in some Latin American countries. It worsens their psychological health…

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Top 9 Immigration Mistakes to Avoid

Although some people would like to save money by doing immigration paperwork on their own, here are some things that could go wrong: Getting the Status Wrong.  Sometimes it can be really complicated what the person’s immigration status actually is. Not understanding the foreigner’s current immigration status correctly can really botch things up. Forgetting Forms.…

H-1B Filing Checklist

Thinking about filing a petition for a cap-subject H-1B in the visa lottery?  Here are some things you might need to include, depending on the specifics of the company and the prospective employee.  All forms must be properly signed.  For a complete list of all requirements, please consult an experienced immigration attorney to thoroughly review…