Corporate Immigration Attorney at Houston, TX

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Accessing the global talent pool can enhance your company’s growth, vastly improve your productivity, and expand your business into new markets. At Alcorn Immigration Law, we help our corporate clients in Rice Village, Ion District, and Innovation Corridor create an efficient and cost-effective immigration process to hire the world’s best and brightest talent while ensuring compliance with the myriad of laws and regulations that apply to work visas. Our corporate immigration attorneys work smarter to fulfill your needs while balancing your long-term business objectives and growth trajectory. To begin accomplishing, together, consider contacting our office at (855) 546-0015 today.

Corporate Immigration Visas

Access to a global talent pool can be critical for People Managers and HR teams. We provide guidance to Fortune 100 enterprises working to improve their global talent acquisition strategy, multinational corporations developing new offices in the United States, and a range of other corporate clients across high-innovation industries. 

As seasoned corporate immigration attorneys, we have the experience to help you source top international talent and will enable you to leverage the following to recruit an international workforce:

  • H-1B visa for employees with specialized knowledge. These visas are traditionally granted using the lottery system, but with the right strategy in place, you may be able to leverage cap-exempt employment to sidestep this randomized selection process.
  • O-1A visas for key employees who possess extraordinary abilities in their field.
  • L-1 intracompany transferee visas for managers, executives, and employees with specialized knowledge who wish to transfer intracompany to set up a new office for their company in the U.S.
  • TN visas for Canadian and Mexican citizens to engage in business with a U.S. employer.
  • E-3 visa for Australian citizens and H1-B1 visas for Chile and Singapore citizens who work in specialty occupations. 
  • E-1 trade visa, E-2 investor visa, and J-1 researcher visa for other types of business and employment in the United States.

Permanent Residence

Each company is unique, with its own hiring needs and objectives, so no two global talent acquisition strategies are alike. Our team will work with you to develop an immigration plan that considers your long-term business goals, accounts for future hiring exigencies, and facilitates seamless growth for your team. With decades of experience, we empower our corporate clients to: 

  • Recruit talent with extraordinary ability through the EB-1A Green Card.
  • Hire outstanding professors and researchers under the EB-1B Green Card. 
  • Transfer key employees to fill new roles that require specialized knowledge and an understanding of the company’s work culture using the EB-1C Green Card. 
  • Bring in innovators and key professionals whose work will inherently benefit the national interests of the United States through the EB-2 NIW Green Card.
  • Acquire degree-holding professionals with the PERM-based EB-2 and EB-3 Green Cards.

How Can Foreign Nationals Obtain Permission to Work in the United States?

There are two channels for obtaining permission to work in the United States: nonimmigrant work visas and immigrant work visas. Nonimmigrant visas confer temporary authorization to work in the U.S., while immigrant visas grant permanent residence to live and work in the U.S. long-term. As a general rule of thumb, nonimmigrant work visas typically require employer sponsorship, meaning a U.S. company must file for the visa on behalf of the foreign national. 

Immigrant visas, or Green Cards, are designed for employees working in identified occupations in which U.S. workers are in short supply. These visas are also available for foreign nationals who possess a unique skill set or specialized knowledge that will benefit the U.S. economy and workforce. Your corporate immigrant attorney can provide further insight into how you can obtain permission to work in the U.S., either on a temporary or long-term basis.

How Can an Employer Help an Employee Get a Green Card?

With so many competitive advantages growing globally, we are often approached by growth-minded business owners and corporate hiring teams to provide clarity on the immigration process. When it comes to sponsoring employees to get a Green Card, the process can be broken down into three phases: the PERM Labor Certification, I-140 petition, and I-485 adjustment of status. As long as your company is located within the U.S. and has a legal presence in the country, you may sponsor employees through the immigration process and solidify your key employees’ immigration status in the U.S.

Legal Launch for Startups

At Alcorn Immigration, we strive to help you focus on your company with minimal disruption to your workday. To make our white-glove corporate immigration services accessible for on-to-go professionals, we created Legal Launch – a four-week program designed to facilitate our corporate clients’ immigration processes. By incorporating value-added services and a streamlined review of your candidates’ qualifications, we can help you achieve your goals faster and easier than ever before. 

How to Choose the Best Immigration Attorney for Your Company

The right corporate immigration attorney will be a strategic partner in your company’s growth. It is important to look for a law firm with not only years of expertise, but one that will provide personalized solutions rooted in your unique needs and business objectives. When consulting with prospective attorneys, it can be helpful to consider the following: 

  • Do they relate to business- and tech-minded entrepreneurs and professionals? 
  • Does the law firm have a strong track record of success
  • Will they manage your case, so you do not have to? 
  • Are they compassionate and put your interests first?

About Sophie Alcorn

Sophie Alcorn is an author, host of the Sophie Alcorn Podcast, TechCrunch contributor, and Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. Leveraging her decades of experience, Sophie is committed to transcending borders and connecting the world through the practice of visionary immigration law. This ethos has allowed her to grow Alcorn Immigration into the top law firm in California for tech startups, renowned for its unparalleled success across forward-thinking industries. 

The Alcorn Method

As your strategic partner, we will help you achieve your goals by looking at each immigration case within the context of your long-term growth plan. We believe in exceeding your goals every time, which we accomplish using our proven, four-step approach: 

  • We begin by strategizing and creating a comprehensive and evidenced-based roadmap that outlines your recruitment goals and the solutions needed to reach them. 
  • Proper planning helps us visualize your long-term goals. Our team will meticulously prepare your case to honor these goals and optimize your chance of success.
  • Seemingly minor missteps during the filing process can result in costly delays. We will file all materials according to the strict requirements of the USCIS or State Department.
  • We create winning strategies for 95%+ of our clients. The proof is in the numbers. 

Immigration Resources for Companies

We offer a suite of resources for professionals who want to gain a clearer understanding of corporate immigration on the go. Your toolkit for strategic workforce planning includes:  

Accomplish, Together

With creative and strategic planning, you can grab the brass ring of growth by tapping into a global workforce. At Alcorn Immigration, our team of knowledgeable corporate immigration attorneys work with companies across a diverse range of industries to hire and retain the world’s top talent. To begin accomplishing, together and discuss your company’s global recruitment strategies with our team consider connecting with us at (855) 546-0015 today.