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Founding Attorney Sophie Alcorn Takes on New Advisory Role

BY IN Immigration On May 23, 2017

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 [...]

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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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Sophie Alcorn Named to Global Entrepreneur-In-Residence Advisory Committee

BY IN Immigration On May 10, 2017

The Global Entrepreneur-In-Residence Coalition (Global EIR) has named Sophie Alcorn to its Legal Advisory Committee. Global EIR is a nonprofit network of entrepreneurs, investors, and universities. Established in 2015, the organization helps [...]

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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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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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Immigration Lawyer Sophie Alcorn Named Outstanding Young Business Person

BY IN Immigration On March 3, 2017

The Mountain View Chamber of Commerce selected immigration lawyer Sophie Alcorn as this year’s Celebration of Leaders Outstanding Young Business Person. Every year, the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce acknowledges individuals, companies, [...]

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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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