Dear Sophie: How can I get my 2-year foreign residency requirement for my J-1 waived?

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.…

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LawyerUp Students Honor Alcorn Founder By Becoming “Alcorn Scholars”

Founder Sophie Alcorn loves mentoring students. So when LawyerUp invited her to facilitate an online discussion with students in its ScholarUp summer program, she jumped at the chance. The students were so inspired by Sophie that they named themselves the “Alcorn Scholars.” Established just a few months ago, LawyerUp is the brainchild of founder and…