Modernizing H-1B Requirements

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The U.S. government is improving access to H-1Bs! At Alcorn Immigration Law, we see these as critical changes to ensure that the U.S. attracts and retains top global talent. Read on about the exciting changes and contact us for your Founder H-1Bs now! For even more information, please see the most recent Ask Sophie™ article on TechCrunch!

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Founder H-1Bs Available Now!

  • Unleashing Innovation: New provisions present founders with majority ownership and control of their startups with a clear path to secure H-1Bs for their ventures now!
  • Entrepreneurial Liberation: Innovators can now break free from job limitations and compromising equity.

Valuable H-1B Lottery System Revamps

  • Level Playing Field: The H-1B lottery will undergo transformative updates, ensuring equitable selection opportunities for all aspiring immigrants.
  • Extended Authorization: Key for students and employers — Cap Gap work authorization would now extend beyond October 1st to April 1st, mitigating potential work interruptions due to H-1B processing delays.

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Watch: Sophie’s Breakdown of Proposed Rule Changes

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Skills-Based Hiring and STEM Focus

  • Skills Based Approach: Focusing on the skills, not the degree paves the way to approvals, which is particularly advantageous for STEM industries and quantitative roles
  • Diverse Degree Inclusion: The revised H-1B sponsorship criteria facilitate hiring students across varied degrees.

Streamlined Cap-Exempt H-1Bs at Nonprofits and More!

  • Public-Interest: Hiring international talent for nonprofits will be more straightforward and available.
  • Public-Good: With more slots available for H-1Bs outside the standard lottery, global students will enjoy enhanced opportunities to pursue careers dedicated to the public good.

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Sophie Alcorn

Founder, Alcorn Immigration Law

Sophie Alcorn, Esq. is a top 10 immigration attorney in the State of California, bestselling author of Ask Sophie™: The Founder’s Guide to Visas and Green Cards, “TechCrunch’s “Ask Sophie™” contributor and host of “The Sophie Alcorn Podcast.”

She attended Stanford University and received her J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. Sophie is a Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization; the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law, the top law firm in California for technology startups; and the founder of the nonprofit Community for Global Innovation.

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