No More Visas for Biotech, AI, and Robotics?

The U.S. Commerce Department could place limits on which companies can sponsor H-1B and O-1A visas. Commerce is evaluating designating artificial intelligence, biotechnology, and other categories as “emerging technologies” that will be subject to export controls. That could pose challenges for tech startups founded by international entrepreneurs or those employing—or looking to employ—foreign talent. If…

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…

Our Success Rate Holds Steady Despite Jump in Immigration Application Denials

New data from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) shows denials for all immigration benefits have increased sharply during the past year. Nevertheless, the Alcorn Immigration Law team has maintained its more than 95 percent client success rate. Denial rates for all immigration petitions during the first nine months of fiscal year 2018 (October 2017…

Jeffrey Huang

Welcome Alcorn Immigration Law’s Newest Associate, Jeffrey Huang

Help us welcome Jeffrey Huang, our newest associate, to Alcorn Immigration Law! We’re thrilled to add another amazing immigration attorney to our team. Jeff is passionate about helping CEOs, investors, founders, and highly talented individuals live and work legally in the U.S. to build cutting-edge companies. An expert in immigration with significant experience in corporate…

Trump Backs RAISE Act

Trump Backs Bill Cutting Immigration, Prioritizing Highly-Skilled, English Speakers

President Trump officially endorsed legislation—the so-called RAISE Act—that will cut legal immigration to the U.S. by half and overhaul the current immigration system by focusing on immigrants who would contribute the most to the U.S. economy. Republican Sens. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia initially introduced the RAISE (Reforming American Immigration for…