Immigration for Innovation: What Startups Should Know About Immigration

Sophie Alcorn Talks Immigration for Innovation: What Startups Should Know

By Alcorn Immigration Law Founding attorney Sophie Alcorn knows that immigration causes innovation. That tenet is behind all that she does. Sophie recently talked with Asli Gozoren, a partner at SAYJ Global Partners, about what foreign startups and entrepreneurs should know about the current state of immigration. Sophie discusses everything from the impact of the…

Sophie Alcorn Certified Immigration Specialist

Sophie Alcorn Quoted in The Atlantic About Need for a Startup Visa

The Atlantic magazine interviewed Sophie Alcorn for her expertise as Silicon Valley’s only Board Certified Immigration and Nationality Law Specialist. The resulting article, “The Trump Administration Is Driving Away Immigrant Entrepreneurs” by Sonia Paul, was published last week. Alcorn discusses the pent-up demand for a startup visa and options for global entrepreneurs to come to the U.S.…

Entrepreneur Parole may be short-lived

Entrepreneur Parole Likely to Be Short Lived—What to Do?

Entrepreneur Parole under the International Entrepreneur Rule may be short-lived. A federal court ordered U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to begin accepting applications for Entrepreneur Parole last month. However, the Trump administration listed rescinding the International Entrepreneur Rule (IER) as one of its regulatory priorities for 2018. In fact, the administration submitted a proposal to…

Why International Entrepreneurs Should Be Optimistic

International Entrepreneurs Should Be Optimistic

The Trump administration has officially moved to end the International Entrepreneur Rule, which never took effect. The move came a few weeks after the International Entrepreneur Rule had a promising first day in federal court to determine its fate. The International Entrepreneur Rule would help foreign startup founders obtain an immigration status called parole to…

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…

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,…

Hillary Clinton White House is best chance for immigration reform

A Clinton Win Is a Win-Win-Win

Hillary Clinton will be the next president of the United States, according to Moody’s Analytics. Moody’s, which has correctly predicted the presidential election winners since 1980, forecasts Clinton will pick up 332 electoral votes on election day, while Donald Trump will receive 206. To become president, a candidate needs at least 270 electoral votes. Moody’s bases…