028: All About Priority Dates

Alcorn Immigration Law partner Anita Koumriqian joins me for this episode on green card priority dates.  The government caps not only the number of green cards issued each year, but also the number of green cards allotted to countries of origin—except for green cards for a U.S. citizen’s spouse, parents, and unmarried children under…

026: F-1 Students and Work

This episode of Immigration Law for Tech Startups was recorded before the Trump administration announced a directive on July 6, 2020, that would have required international students on F-1 and M-1 visas to take at least one in-person class in the fall or lose their visa status and be forced to leave the U.S. But…

025: RFE’d now what?

Joining me today is Alcorn Immigration Law Business Associate Attorney, Gilberto Orozco Jr., as we talk about best practices for responding to RFEs, especially in the H-1B context. A Request for Evidence is a written notice from USCIS asking for additional documentation to make a decision on an individual’s case. RFEs have become more frequent…

Intracompany Transfers – L-1 Visas and EB-1C Green Cards for Multinational Managers, Executives, and People with Specialized Knowledge

If you’re a startup founder looking to move to the United States so you can run your startup from here, there are different immigration options available for transferring international employees – whether temporarily or permanently.   Nonimmigrant Visas Nonimmigrant visas are always temporary. They’re for a specific purpose. And usually, the person who is receiving it…