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The Top 10 Things Every Startup Founder Should Know About U.S. Immigration Law

BY IN Immigration On May 11, 2017

U.S. immigration laws and policies are not only complex and confusing, but they are constantly changing. Here are the Top 10 things every startup founder or prospective startup founder should know before [...]

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Didn’t Win in the H-1B Lottery? Now What?

BY IN H-1B On May 10, 2017

Relax. Every year the Alcorn Immigration Law team helps employers and foreign professionals devise immigration strategies that fit their needs. Those strategies may include a backup plan in the event that a [...]

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New Federal Budget Is Mixed Bag for Immigration

BY IN Immigration On May 9, 2017

President Trump signed the nearly $1.2 trillion spending bill approved by Congress last week that keeps the federal government running for the remainder of the 2017 fiscal year, ending on Sept. 30. [...]

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H-1Bs Still Available Despite Trump’s “Hire American” Order Seeking H-1B Reform

BY IN H-1B On April 25, 2017

We are still helping companies and candidates obtain H-1B visas despite recent presidential administrative actions seeking H-1B reform. President Trump signed an executive order last week calling for H-1B visas to be [...]

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Computer Programming Not an H-1B Specialty Occupation

BY IN H-1B On April 18, 2017

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a policy memo stating that computer programming is not considered an H-1B “specialty occupation.” The H-1B visa allows U.S employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in [...]

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USCIS to Crackdown on H-1B Violations

BY IN H-1B On April 13, 2017

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced last week new efforts to crackdown on H-1B violations and abuse. The H-1B visa program allows U.S. employers to recruit highly-skilled foreign nationals when faced [...]

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Can I Get an H-1B as a Startup Founder?

BY IN H-1B On March 23, 2017

I frequently get asked this question by aspiring entrepreneurs. The short answer is, yes. If the Alcorn Immigration Law team sets you up properly for success, you can get an H-1B as [...]

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What Should You Do in the Face of Trump’s Revised Travel Ban?

BY IN Immigration On March 6, 2017

President Trump signed a new executive order reviving the travel ban. The new ban applies to individuals from the Muslim-majority countries of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. The new ban [...]

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Premium Processing Suspended for H-1B Petitions

BY IN Immigration On March 4, 2017

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B petitions submitted on or after April 3. The highly coveted H-1B visa allows U.S. companies to [...]

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What Is Merit-Based Immigration? What Might It Mean for Silicon Valley?

BY IN Immigration On March 3, 2017

In his first address to Congress, President Trump called for shifting the U.S. to a merit-based immigration system from the current family-based system. The family-based system prioritizes admitting immigrants with relatives in [...]

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