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What You Need to Know for Success in This Year’s H-1B Lottery

The Alcorn Immigration Law team’s H-1B season began in December. Since then, we’ve been working with employers preparing H-1B visa applications for the April lottery. Given the increased scrutiny, requests for evidence (RFEs), and denials these applications face, employers and H-1B candidates should focus on assembling the strongest petition they can. Delays, uncertainty about visa…

Decision in H-1B appeal clarifies H-1B Master's degree requirement, lottery

Decision in H-1B Appeal Clarifies Master’s Degree Requirement and Lottery Eligibility

Timing is everything. That’s the upshot of a recent decision from the Administrative Appeals Office of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to an H-1B appeal. The decision, which denied the appeal, provides guidance to USCIS employees when evaluating H-1B petitions and to companies sponsoring H-1B candidates.   The H-1B Process The H-1B visa…

Sophie Alcorn

Sophie Alcorn Quoted in Financial Times on Trump’s Effect on Foreign Entrepreneurs

The Financial Times interviewed founding attorney Sophie Alcorn for her insight on President Trump’s impact on international entrepreneurs and startup investors for a recent article, “Immigrant entrepreneurs in the US wait for Trump’s next move.“ The article is part of series the daily international newspaper is running on “Understanding Entrepreneurs.” About Sophie A Stanford-educated expert on U.S. immigration…

immigration options startup founders should know

The Top 8 Immigration Options International Startup Founders Should Know

If you’re an international founder, legally establishing your new startup in the United States presents a challenge. Devising the best strategy requires knowing the immigration options available, consulting with an experienced attorney, and weighing the factors in your situation. If you would like a strategy session about your immigration options, contact us at Alcorn Immigration…

Sophie Alcorn named Ayvid Innovations advisor

Founding Attorney Sophie Alcorn Takes on New Advisory Role with Ayvid Innovations

Ayvid Innovations has added founding attorney Sophie Alcorn to its cadre of advisors. The Los Altos, Calif., based firm connects entrepreneurs and startups from around the world to Silicon Valley resources, advisors, and investors. Alcorn began practicing immigration law in 2008. Since then, she has successfully handled hundreds of immigration cases on behalf of entrepreneurs, companies,…