Timing is everything. That’s the upshot of a recent decision from the Administrative Appeals Office of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to an H-1B appeal. The decision, which denied the appeal, provides guidance to USCIS employees when evaluating H-1B petitions and to companies sponsoring H-1B candidates. The H-1B Process The H-1B visa…Details
The Financial Times interviewed founding attorney Sophie Alcorn for her insight on President Trump’s impact on international entrepreneurs and startup investors for a recent article, “Immigrant entrepreneurs in the US wait for Trump’s next move.“ The article is part of series the daily international newspaper is running on “Understanding Entrepreneurs.” About Sophie A Stanford-educated expert on U.S. immigration…Details
If you’re an international founder, legally establishing your new startup in the United States presents a challenge. Devising the best strategy requires knowing the immigration options available, consulting with an experienced attorney, and weighing the factors in your situation. If you would like a strategy session about your immigration options, contact us at Alcorn Immigration…Details
Ayvid Innovations has added founding attorney Sophie Alcorn to its cadre of advisors. The Los Altos, Calif., based firm connects entrepreneurs and startups from around the world to Silicon Valley resources, advisors, and investors. Alcorn began practicing immigration law in 2008. Since then, she has successfully handled hundreds of immigration cases on behalf of entrepreneurs, companies,…Details
Founding attorney Sophie Alcorn reviewed the International Entrepreneur Rule—or “startup visa”—and provided the latest on its status at a recent webinar.
Thanks to Early Growth Financial Services for hosting the event.
U.S. immigration laws and policies are not only complex and confusing, but they are constantly changing. Here are the Top 10 things every startup founder or prospective startup founder should know before creating or growing their company in the U.S. 10. Creative Immigration Strategies Exist Devising a strategy for international entrepreneurs to create or grow…Details
Relax. Every year the Alcorn Immigration Law team helps employers and foreign professionals devise immigration strategies that fit their needs. Those strategies may include a backup plan in the event that a job candidate fails to get an H-1B specialty occupation visa in the annual H-1B lottery in April. Several other visa options exist for…Details
The Global Entrepreneur-In-Residence Coalition (Global EIR) has named Sophie Alcorn to its Legal Advisory Committee. Global EIR is a nonprofit network of entrepreneurs, investors, and universities. Established in 2015, the organization helps international entrepreneurs remain and build their companies in the U.S. Global EIR partners international founders with universities, mentors, investors, and cities. That partnership…Details
President Trump signed the nearly $1.2 trillion spending bill approved by Congress last week that keeps the federal government running for the remainder of the 2017 fiscal year, ending on Sept. 30. The new budget largely overlooks spending for most of Trump’s anti-immigration proposals and stepped-up enforcement measures. Still, the new federal budget contains both good…Details