Dear Sophie: How should I prepare for a green card interview?

Photo by Joey Csunyo on Unsplash Here’s another edition of “Dear Sophie,” the advice column that answers immigration-related questions about working at technology companies. “Your questions are vital to the spread of knowledge that allows people all over the world to rise above borders and pursue their dreams,” says Sophie Alcorn, a Silicon Valley immigration attorney.…

028: All About Priority Dates

Alcorn Immigration Law partner Anita Koumriqian joins me for this episode on green card priority dates.  The government caps not only the number of green cards issued each year, but also the number of green cards allotted to countries of origin—except for green cards for a U.S. citizen’s spouse, parents, and unmarried children under…

Dear Sophie: What are my F-1 and other immigration options after graduation?

Photo by Joey Csunyo on Unsplash Here’s another edition of “Dear Sophie,” the advice column that answers immigration-related questions about working at technology companies. “Your questions are vital to the spread of knowledge that allows people all over the world to rise above borders and pursue their dreams,” says Sophie Alcorn, a Silicon Valley immigration attorney.…

Dear Sophie: What does the new online classes rule mean for F-1 students?

Photo by Joey Csunyo on Unsplash Here’s another edition of “Dear Sophie,” the advice column that answers immigration-related questions about working at technology companies. “Your questions are vital to the spread of knowledge that allows people all over the world to rise above borders and pursue their dreams,” says Sophie Alcorn, a Silicon Valley immigration attorney.…

026: F-1 Students and Work

This episode of Immigration Law for Tech Startups was recorded before the Trump administration announced a directive on July 6, 2020, that would have required international students on F-1 and M-1 visas to take at least one in-person class in the fall or lose their visa status and be forced to leave the U.S. But…

025: RFE’d now what?

Joining me today is Alcorn Immigration Law Business Associate Attorney, Gilberto Orozco Jr., as we talk about best practices for responding to RFEs, especially in the H-1B context. A Request for Evidence is a written notice from USCIS asking for additional documentation to make a decision on an individual’s case. RFEs have become more frequent…

Dear Sophie: What does the Supreme Court’s DACA decision mean for employers?

Photo by Joey Csunyo on Unsplash Here’s another edition of “Dear Sophie,” the advice column that answers immigration-related questions about working at technology companies. “Your questions are vital to the spread of knowledge that allows people all over the world to rise above borders and pursue their dreams,” says Sophie Alcorn, a Silicon Valley immigration attorney.…

Dear Sophie: Will the U.S. suspend H-1Bs and other work visas? How should I prepare?

Photo by Joey Csunyo on Unsplash Here’s another edition of “Dear Sophie,” the advice column that answers immigration-related questions about working at technology companies. “Your questions are vital to the spread of knowledge that allows people all over the world to rise above borders and pursue their dreams,” says Sophie Alcorn, a Silicon Valley immigration attorney.…