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
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
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
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
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,
As the deadline for the H-1B lottery approaches, both the Trump administration and federal lawmakers are making moves to reform the oversubscribed H-1B visa program. Highly Coveted The H-1B visa allows U.S.
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,
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