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A Fast Track for Extraordinary Foreign Nationals: O-1 & EB-1A

Are you an extraordinary foreign national—or are you looking to hire one? The best and brightest from abroad can get O-1[...]

Join Me Tomorrow Evening at Silicon Valley Startup: Idea to IPO Event

Have questions about the immigration options for yourself or your employees? If so, join me at Silicon Valley Startup: Idea to[...]

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A Secret Weapon for Foreign Investors & High-Net-Worth Individuals

Applying for an L-1A visa may be the quickest—and cheapest—way for foreign investors and high-net-worth individuals to become permanent residents[...]

China & India Cut Off from EB-1 Green Cards

Some of the brightest minds and talent from China and India will be temporarily cut off from a green card[...]

Thinking About Starting a New Regional Center? Now Is the Time

The EB-5 Regional Center program will sunset on Sept. 30, 2016, if Congress fails to extend it. So, if you’ve[...]

Possible Changes to EB-5 Regional Centers Program

The buzz at last month’s American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference was that Congress will not renew the EB-5 regional[...]

What Should I Look for When Investing in an EB-5 Regional Center?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions I receive from investors. The EB-5 visa program allows a foreign national[...]

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Celebrate Immigration Heritage Month Tomorrow

Join me in sharing our individual and family stories about immigrating to the U.S. this Thursday evening, June 16, at[...]

Alcorn Immigration Law Celebrates Opening in Downtown Mountain View

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mayor Pat Showalter to Cut Ribbon Accompanied by Tony Siress of Chamber of Commerce Mountain View, CA:[...]

New Meetup & Events

I’m thrilled to announce several new things related to live events in Silicon Valley.  First of all, I’m having a grand[...]

Startup Visa Announced

President Obama revealed signs of new regulations today aimed at helping startup founders have a new legal pathway to living in[...]

Ongoing Changes to STEM OPT

You may have heard in the news about challenges to the STEM OPT program. OPT is Optional Practical Training. It[...]

It’s like a USCIS Flash Sale on H-1Bs and L-1s

On September 30, 2015, Public Law 111-230 sunset. Since 2010, this law has required additional filing fees of $2,000 for[...]

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When H1-B Employers Must File H-1B Worksite Amendments

If your H1-B employee changes worksites, must you, the employer, file an amended H-1B petition with USCIS? Yesterday USCIS released a[...]

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Asylum-Seekers in Family Detention

In June ICE announced that it would be changing its family detention policy to decrease the amount of time families[...]

Need to return 3-Year Work Permit?

Are you a DACA recipient?  Did you get a 3-year EAD (Employment Authorization Document), or work permit, that was issued[...]