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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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We Protect Immigrants and Companies In Uncertain Times

BY IN Immigration On February 6, 2017

Many immigrants and employers of immigrants—even legal ones—are living in fear. But you don’t have to. At Alcorn Immigration Law, we protect our clients’ rights by taking action. My staff and I [...]

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International Entrepreneur Rule Frozen for Now

BY IN Immigration, International Entrepreneur Rule On February 3, 2017

The Trump administration put a freeze on all new and pending regulations, including the International Entrepreneur Rule, the Obama Administration’s creative substitute for a startup visa. Last week’s freeze was expected. Typically, [...]

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8 Steps to Avoid Sudden Deportation

BY IN Immigration On February 2, 2017

President Trump’s executive order banning nationals from seven predominantly-Muslim countries have prompted confusion and fear. Several reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents have arrested, detained or deported individuals and are possibly planning [...]

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Flurry of Proposals to Reform H-1B

BY IN Immigration On January 31, 2017

As the deadline for the H-1B lottery approaches, both the Trump administration and federal lawmakers are making moves to reform the oversubscribed H-1B visa program. Highly Coveted The H-1B visa allows U.S. [...]

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