Immigration Law for Founders, Talent and Investors.

Our Blog

Articles and updates about a variety of immigration topics. See what’s new!

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

I frequently get asked this question by aspiring entrepreneurs. The short answer is, yes. If the Alcorn Immigration Law team[...]

Revised travel ban affecting 6 Muslim-majority countries
What Should You Do in the Face of Trump’s Revised Travel Ban?

President Trump signed a new executive order reviving the travel ban. The new ban applies to individuals from the Muslim-majority[...]

premium processing suspended for H-1B
Premium Processing Suspended for H-1B Petitions

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B petitions submitted on or[...]

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

In his first address to Congress, President Trump called for shifting the U.S. to a merit-based immigration system from the[...]

Silicon Valley immigration lawyer Sophie Alcorn Named Outstanding Young Business Person
Immigration Lawyer Sophie Alcorn Named Outstanding Young Business Person

The Mountain View Chamber of Commerce selected immigration lawyer Sophie Alcorn as this year’s Celebration of Leaders Outstanding Young Business[...]

We Protect Immigrants and Companies In Uncertain Times
We Protect Immigrants and Companies In Uncertain Times

Many immigrants and employers of immigrants—even legal ones—are living in fear. But you don’t have to. At Alcorn Immigration Law,[...]

International Entrepreneur Rule frozen for now
International Entrepreneur Rule Frozen for Now

The Trump administration put a freeze on all new and pending regulations, including the International Entrepreneur Rule, the Obama Administration’s[...]

8 Steps to Avoid Sudden Deportation
8 Steps to Avoid Sudden Deportation

President Trump’s executive order banning nationals from seven predominantly-Muslim countries have prompted confusion and fear. Several reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement[...]

Proposed H-1B reforms
Flurry of Proposals to Reform H-1B

As the deadline for the H-1B lottery approaches, both the Trump administration and federal lawmakers are making moves to reform[...]

Judge Stops Trump Muslim Ban Executive Order
Possible Effect of Judge’s Stay on Trump Muslim Ban

Judge Ann Donnelly of the Eastern District of New York issued an order temporarily prohibiting the enforcement of Trump’s Executive[...]

Trump Executive Order- Muslim Ban
Why Trump #MuslimBan is A Terrible Idea

Immigration Attorney Sophie Alcorn explains why Trump’s Executive Order banning visa holders, lawful permanent residents, and refugees, is a bad[...]

Draft Executive Orders overturn immigration reforms
Trump Administration Moves to End Immigration Reforms Under Obama

Two draft executive orders by the Trump Administration will end some of the key immigration reforms of the Obama Administration.[...]

International Entrepreneur Parole
Video: Top 5 Things Startup Founders Must Know About International Entrepreneur Parole

Watch Sophie’s video to learn all about the newly final International Entrepreneur Rule, a wonderful parting gift to Silicon Valley[...]

EB-5 Program Poised to Change in the New Year
EB-5 Program Poised to Change in the New Year

New regulations for the EB-5 visa program may be coming in the new year. Last week, the Department of Homeland[...]

EB-5 Regional Center Program
EB-5 Regional Center Gets Extended—Again!

For the second time in three months, Congress passed legislation that keeps the EB-5 Regional Center Program running through April[...]

Video: New Startup Green Card – EB-2 NIW Dhanasar

Watch Sophie’s video to learn all about Matter of Dhanasar, a new case from the USCIS Administrative Appeals Office that redefines[...]