immigration by the numbers

Immigration by the Numbers

This month President Trump endorsed legislation known as the RAISE Act, which would cut immigration to the U.S. in half. Just how many temporary and permanent residency visas does the U.S. grant to foreign nationals each year? Each year the U.S. admits more than 77 million immigrants on either temporary or permanent residency visas. Of…

Trump Backs RAISE Act

Trump Backs Bill Cutting Immigration, Prioritizing Highly-Skilled, English Speakers

President Trump officially endorsed legislation—the so-called RAISE Act—that will cut legal immigration to the U.S. by half and overhaul the current immigration system by focusing on immigrants who would contribute the most to the U.S. economy. Republican Sens. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia initially introduced the RAISE (Reforming American Immigration for…

Sophie Alcorn Quoted on Visa Determinations for ZDNet Story on Black Hat Speaker Denied U.S. Entry

Sophie Alcorn Quoted on Visa Determinations for ZDNet Article About Black Hat Speaker Denied U.S. Entry

ZDNet security editor Zack Whittaker interviewed founding attorney Sophie Alcorn for her insight on how immigration officials evaluate visa applications. Alcorn’s comments were included in Whittaker’s article, “Black Hat speaker denied entry to US in another needless hit to security research.” The article appeared on ZDNet, a business technology news website, on July 25, 2017.…

Trump to Slash Green Cards by 50%

Update: Trump to Slash Green Cards by 50%

Alcorn Immigration Update by Sophie Alcorn and Jaylen Dominguez Alcorn supports Immigration for Innovation by obtaining visas, green cards, and citizenship for highly-motivated investors, founders, talent, and families. In this article: Greater Focus on Merit-Based Immigration Restrictions on Family-Based Immigration New Visa for Parents of Citizens This week Politico reported that immigration reform is in the…

International Entrepreneur Rule on Deathbed; Alternatives for Founders

6 Options Founders Should Consider with International Entrepreneur Rule on Deathbed

Bad news for startup founders. The International Entrepreneur Rule—the closest thing to a startup visa in the U.S.—is dying a slow painful death. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a notice in the Federal Register delaying the effective date of the rule until March 14, 2018, to consider rescinding the rule altogether. This move follows an…

Sophie Alcorn

Sophie Alcorn Quoted in Financial Times on Trump’s Effect on Foreign Entrepreneurs

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…