A pro-immigration nonprofit group is urging individuals to tell their Senators to protect the International Entrepreneur Rule. The group, FWD.us, was founded in 2013 by Mark Zuckerberg and other technology leaders. FWD.us and several other groups worked with the Obama administration over the course of two years to devise the rule. International Entrepreneur Rule…Details
June is Immigrant Heritage Month. And it’s shaping up to be an action-packed one for President Trump’s revised travel and refugee ban. At the beginning of the month, the Trump administration asked the Supreme Court to restore the travel ban after the federal appeals court in Richmond, Va., struck it down. Then, early last week,…Details
Timing is everything. That’s the upshot of a recent decision from the Administrative Appeals Office of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to an H-1B appeal. The decision, which denied the appeal, provides guidance to USCIS employees when evaluating H-1B petitions and to companies sponsoring H-1B candidates. The H-1B Process The H-1B visa…Details
The Financial Times interviewed founding attorney Sophie Alcorn for her insight on President Trump’s impact on international entrepreneurs and startup investors for a recent article, “Immigrant entrepreneurs in the US wait for Trump’s next move.“ The article is part of series the daily international newspaper is running on “Understanding Entrepreneurs.” About Sophie A Stanford-educated expert on U.S. immigration…Details
The International Entrepreneur Rule, the startup visa substitute that was set to go into effect next month, has been sent back to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget for review. It’s unclear what will come out of the review. At a minimum, it could delay the implementation of the rule that allows foreign…Details
If you’re an international founder, legally establishing your new startup in the United States presents a challenge. Devising the best strategy requires knowing the immigration options available, consulting with an experienced attorney, and weighing the factors in your situation. If you would like a strategy session about your immigration options, contact us at Alcorn Immigration…Details
Ayvid Innovations has added founding attorney Sophie Alcorn to its cadre of advisors. The Los Altos, Calif., based firm connects entrepreneurs and startups from around the world to Silicon Valley resources, advisors, and investors. Alcorn began practicing immigration law in 2008. Since then, she has successfully handled hundreds of immigration cases on behalf of entrepreneurs, companies,…Details
Founding attorney Sophie Alcorn reviewed the International Entrepreneur Rule—or “startup visa”—and provided the latest on its status at a recent webinar.
Thanks to Early Growth Financial Services for hosting the event.
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 creating or growing their company in the U.S. 10. Creative Immigration Strategies Exist Devising a strategy for international entrepreneurs to create or grow…Details
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 job candidate fails to get an H-1B specialty occupation visa in the annual H-1B lottery in April. Several other visa options exist for…Details