Welcome to Alcorn’s comprehensive resource guide including everything you need to know and the latest news for those affected by the layoffs in the tech industry.
Are you an employer?
Alcorn is offering H-1B transfers for $1000 off our standard rate to show our solidarity with employers in tech. We want to help you hire these amazing immigrants that are looking for new jobs!
Do you need individual help?
For more help, on-one-one private legal advice, and to start your immigration journey with Alcorn, reach out now using this form (with as much or as little detail as you’d like) and we will get back in touch ASAP.
Do you want to support laid off individuals with access to jobs and other help?
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Free Educational Resources and Materials
Top tips to stay in the US post-layoff – resources and links!
Has your career unexpectedly changed? You are not alone. There have been many layoffs in the tech industry recently. If you are on a H-1B, your immigration status is tied to your job – this can be so stressful!
We want to do everything in our power to help – one of our favorite things to do is freely share information, education and resources to the U.S. immigrant community.. We want you to know what your options are!
For starters, it is possible to extend your time in the U.S. beyond the typical 60-day grace period by filing a change of status from H-1B to another category such as a visitor, student, or dependent spouse. I dive into detail in my hot-off-the-press Dear Sophie article originally published in TechCrunch.
Whether you’ve chosen to change your status, transfer your H-1B to another employer for a new job offer, or go for an O-1 and found your own technology startup, we’ve compiled a list of resources to clarify your options.
Top questions this week:
- How Can I Transfer My H-1B to a New Employer and Keep My Green Card Going?
- Dear Sophie: How can I protect my H-1B and green card if I am laid off? & How can my startup hire laid off people on H-1B?
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- Dear Sophie: How can I present a strong O-1A or EB-1A application?
- O Visa Overview: O-1A, O-1B, O-2 and O-3
- Dear Sophie: How do we qualify for each of the O-1A criteria?
- Alcorn’s Legal Launch White Glove Service
Everything Employers need to know about hiring laid-off individuals and H-1B transfers
Sophie Quoted in the News on H-1B Layoffs: