OPT Foreign Student Training Program

Reducing Foreign Student Training Program Hurts U.S. Economy

Restricting international student participation in the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program would have big consequences for the U.S. economy, according to a study by the Business Roundtable. The Trump administration’s efforts to place restrictions on international students and the OPT program prompted the Business Roundtable to assess the program’s impact on the U.S. economy. The Business Roundtable—a group of CEOs…

New F-1 Student Visa for Foreign Entrepreneurs

New F-1 Student Visa Option for Foreign Entrepreneurs in the Bay Area

We’re excited to announce a new educational program that offers budding foreign entrepreneurs and seasoned foreign business executives to sharpen their English skills and pitch their startups in Silicon Valley. Another local, woman-owned business, the San Francisco-based English Language Institute (ELI), launched its Business English for Entrepreneurs Program in October 2018. The 12-week course combines…

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Wins for International Students, Employers Thanks to Policy Reversals

International students and their employers have reason to breathe a big sigh of relief. Last month, USCIS revised two policy changes that would have dealt severe consequences for international students and those doing practical training and their employers: One policy changed when the clock began ticking on unlawful presence for international students and exchange visitors. The…

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…