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…

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…

022: Navigating the NVC

Joining me today is Alcorn Immigration Law partner, Anita Koumriqian, as we talk about the NVC process for immigrants getting green cards. The consular NVC process is an intermediary step after getting the I-140 petition, which is the foundational document that allows somebody to get their green card.  If you live in another country, you…

019: Australian Visas Including E-3

The United States has one of the larger expat communities of Australians in the world. Part of the reason is that it’s relatively easy for Australians to obtain an E-3 visa.  Just because Australia has this really cool E-3 visa, doesn’t mean that if you’re Australian, you’re stuck using an E-3 visa only.  There are…