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Marijuana Hurts Your Immigration, Citizenship Chances

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently clarified that violating the federal controlled substance law, including violations involving marijuana, will make it difficult to establish a good moral character for the naturalization process. Marijuana can create other immigration difficulties as well. Founding partner Sophie Alcorn wrote about cannabis and immigration law last year. Even if…

Options for Hiring International Students

Options for Hiring International Students After They Graduate

As graduation season nears, the Alcorn Immigration Law team has been fielding inquiries from established companies, startups, and investors asking about options for promising foreign students to remain in the U.S. Unfortunately, U.S. immigration policy often runs counter to retaining the best and the brightest college graduates in the U.S. Limited options exist for international…