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Computer Programming Not an H-1B Specialty Occupation

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a policy memo stating that computer programming is not considered an H-1B “specialty occupation.” The H-1B visa allows U.S employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in

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 Order banning visa holders from seven Muslim countries from entering the United

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 idea. This order applies to people who who hold passports from the

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

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

Trump Immigration Updates and Happy Thanksgiving from Alcorn Immigration Law

This video is about updates on Trump’s Immigration Policy, including his statement that he would investigated all abuses of visa programs that undercut the American worker, Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

What Does Trump on 60 Minutes Mean for Immigrants?

Today President Elect Donald Trump appeared on 60 Minutes and was interviewed by Lesley Stahl. He spoke about immigration reform and said that it is one of his top three legislative priorities,

Worried About What a Trump Presidency Means for Immigration?

President-elect Donald Trump and Republicans retaining control of both the U.S. House and Senate will no doubt profoundly affect this country’s course on immigration. A few weeks ago, Trump released his priorities

What Will Trump Do To Immigrants?

Learn from Sophie Alcorn about the future of immigration law and whether Trump’s proposed policies are actually workable. Sophie discusses the wall, islamophobia, H-1Bs, the International Entrepreneur Rule for startup founders in

Video on L-1A and L-1B Visas and EB-1C Green Cards

If you have been working at a foreign company, how can you move to the US?  If you’re a manager or executive, such as a startup founder, or an employee with specialized