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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

International Entrepreneur Rule Frozen for Now

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,

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

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

Most Immigration Application Fees Set to Jump in December: Apply Now!

Get your visa or green card applications in now—or get ready to pay more. On December 23, 2016, the application fees for most U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) forms will increase—21%

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

International Entrepreneur Rule: What Do You Think?

Once the International Entrepreneur Rule is officially published in the Federal Register at regulations.gov, a 45-day comment period will kick-off where you are invited to tell USCIS what you think about the

Beware! Scam Callers Posing as Immigration

Someone claiming to be from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is calling people to threaten, intimidate and scam money from them. Scammers appear to be calling from Washington, D.C., showing up on recipient’s