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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 from President Obama’s administration.  Now startup founders are eligible for International Entrepreneur

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 Security (DHS) submitted proposed changes to the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program to

Newsflash: Sophie Alcorn discussing EB-5 on Mathrubhumi News

Sophie Alcorn was interviewed on Mathrubhumi News in Cochin, India regarding opportunities for Indian Investors to obtain US green cards through the EB-5 program. The piece is in the Malayalam language and

Government Report Backs EB-5 Critics

Most foreign investment dollars under the EB-5 program go to gerrymandered districts where wealthy neighborhoods are combined with high-unemployment areas to qualify. That’s the finding of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO),

What is Parole and How Do I Get It?

The Obama administration proposed a new rule that opens the door for foreign entrepreneurs to create a startup business in the U.S. even if they are ineligible for a visa. What is Parole? Under

International Entrepreneur Rule ANNOUNCED

This morning the White House announced the “startup visa,” which is formally called the International Entrepreneur Rule.  You can find the 155-page text of the proposed rule here.  The White House explains

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 IPO’s event tomorrow evening. I’ll discuss what you or your company need to

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 in the U.S., especially if they’re already working for a company abroad. Most foreign

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 and her or his immediate family to get green cards by investing $1 million