Sophie Alcorn Certified Immigration Specialist

Sophie Alcorn Quoted in The Atlantic About Need for a Startup Visa

The Atlantic magazine interviewed Sophie Alcorn for her expertise as Silicon Valley’s only Board Certified Immigration and Nationality Law Specialist. The resulting article, “The Trump Administration Is Driving Away Immigrant Entrepreneurs” by Sonia Paul, was published last week. Alcorn discusses the pent-up demand for a startup visa and options for global entrepreneurs to come to the U.S.…

VCs Champion Immigrant Founders

VCs Champion Immigrant Founders

The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) has filed a motion in federal court designed to determine whether the Trump administration is complying with a court order to implement the International Entrepreneur Rule. Last September, NVCA along with entrepreneurs and startups sued the federal government for illegally delaying implementation of the International Entrepreneur Rule (IER). The…

International Entrepreneur Rule finally here

International Entrepreneur Parole Is (Finally) Here

Foreign entrepreneurs can now submit an application for temporary residency in the U.S.—or Entrepreneur Parole—under the International Entrepreneur Rule parole program. The Alcorn Immigration Law team stands ready to help entrepreneurs file for parole—a temporary stay in the U.S. for up to five years. The International Entrepreneur Rule (IER) provides the closest option to a…

A Win for International Entrepreneurs, Startups

A federal judge ruled that the Trump administration can no longer delay the International Entrepreneur Rule. The judge ordered the administration to begin accepting applications under the rule, which allows startup founders to come to the U.S. to build their companies. The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) along with entrepreneurs and companies sued the federal…

Why International Entrepreneurs Should Be Optimistic

International Entrepreneurs Should Be Optimistic

The Trump administration has officially moved to end the International Entrepreneur Rule, which never took effect. The move came a few weeks after the International Entrepreneur Rule had a promising first day in federal court to determine its fate. The International Entrepreneur Rule would help foreign startup founders obtain an immigration status called parole to…