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Dear Sophie: Help! My H-1B wasn’t chosen!

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: What should I know about prenups and getting a green card thro...
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Dear Sophie: What should I know about prenups and getting a green card through marriage?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: When can I finally come to Silicon Valley? Dear Sophie: ...
Tags: Startups, Column, Labor, California, Tech, Diversity, Wisconsin, Silicon Valley, Lawyers, H-1b Visa, USCIS, Kara, Alcorn, Green Card, Immigration Law, Verified Experts


Dear Sophie: What are the pros and cons of the H-1B, O-1A, and EB-1A?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: Can you demystify the H-1B process and E-3 premium processing?...
Tags: Startups, Column, Asia, Labor, California, India, Immigration, Tech, Diversity, Policy, United States, Silicon Valley, Lawyers, H-1b Visa, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Alcorn


The Trump administration in a new lawsuit accused Facebook of reserving over 2,600 high-paying jobs for foreign workers instead of hiring Americans

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appears before a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. Andrew Harnik/AP The Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against Facebook, accusing the company of reserving over 2,600 high-paying jobs for foreign workers with temporary work visas instead of hiring US residents. The lawsuit alleges that Facebook did not adequately advertise the positions before hiring foreign workers. Trump administratio...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, Lawsuit, News, Washington, US, Employment, America, Trends, Capitol Hill, Employment law, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump


Dear Sophie: Hacks for the March 2021 H-1B lottery?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: Can an H-1B co-founder own a Delaware C Corp? Dear Sophi...
Tags: Column, Labor, California, Tech, Diversity, Policy, United States, Silicon Valley, Lawyers, Biden, H-1b Visa, Sophie, USCIS, Cato Institute, Jeffrey White, Foster City


Dear Sophie: What I’m thankful for

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: Can an H-1B co-founder own a Delaware C Corp? Dear Sophi...
Tags: Column, Thanksgiving, Labor, California, Tech, Policy, Silicon Valley, Lawyers, Biden, H-1b Visa, Trump, Sophie, Alcorn, Niw, Green Card, U S Citizenship and Immigration Services USCIS


Dear Sophie: Would a Trump win abolish the H-1B visa lottery?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: Any upgrade options for E-2 visa holders interested in changin...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, California, China, India, Tech, Diversity, Dhs, Policy, Silicon Valley, Lawyers, H-1b Visa, Trump, Sophie, USCIS


Dear Sophie: Any upgrade options for E-2 visa holders interested in changing jobs?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: What visa options exist for a grad co-founding a startup? ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, California, Tech, Diversity, Policy, Silicon Valley, Slovakia, Lawyers, H-1b Visa, Sophie, Redwood City, Alcorn, Green Card, Immigration Law


Trump’s latest immigration restrictions are bad news for American workers

Jay Srinivasan Contributor Share on Twitter Jay Srinivasan is co-founder and CEO of atSpoke. I’m an immigrant, and since arriving from India two decades ago I’ve earned a Ph.D., launched two companies, created almost 100 jobs, sold a business to Google and generated a 10x-plus return for my investors. I’m grateful to have had the chance to live the American dream, becoming a proud American citizen and creating prosperity for o...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Column, Europe, Opinion, Government, India, US, America, Tech, Diversity, Bank Of America, Dhs, Policy, United States


Dear Sophie: I came on a B-1 visa, then COVID-19 happened. How can I stay?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: How can employers hire & comply with all this new H-1B crazine...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, California, Tech, Diversity, Policy, Silicon Valley, San Jose, Lawyers, Bolivia, H-1b Visa, Trump, Corporate Law, Sophie, Alcorn


Dear Sophie: Is it easier and faster to get an O-1A than an EB-1A?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: Will October 2020 Visa Bulletin changes expedite my immigratio...
Tags: Startups, Column, California, Government, China, India, Immigration, Tech, Diversity, Policy, Silicon Valley, Lawyers, Oakland, H-1b Visa, Trump, Sophie


Dear Sophie: Will October 2020 Visa Bulletin changes expedite my immigration case?

Here’s another edition of “Dear Sophie,” the advice column that answers immigration-related questions about working at technology companies. “Your questions are vital to the spread of knowledge that allows people all over the world to rise above borders and pursue their dreams,” says Sophie Alcorn, a Silicon Valley immigration attorney. “Whether you’re in people ops, a founder or seeking a job in Silicon Valley, I would love to answer your questions in my next column.” “Dear Sophie” columns are ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Government, China, India, Tech, Diversity, Policy, Silicon Valley, State Department, Lawyers, H-1b Visa, USCIS, China India, Alcorn, Perm


The H-1B visa ban is creating nearshore business partnership opportunities

Andrés Vior Contributor Andrés Vior is the VP and country manager for Argentina at intive. A computer engineer who graduated from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), he is also a member of the Chamber of Software and Computer Services Companies of Argentina (CESSI). In June, President Donald Trump signed an executive order temporarily suspending work visas for H-1B holders, which includes skilled workers like software developers. Considering that 71% of worker...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Business, International Trade, Future Of Work, Tech, Remote Work, Diversity, Policy, United States, Studies, Argentina, Silicon Valley, Talent, Donald Trump


Dear Sophie: Latest immigration and H-1B updates

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: How can I transfer my H-1B to my startup? Dear Sophie: H...
Tags: Column, California, Government, San Francisco, Tech, Diversity, Policy, Silicon Valley, State Department, Lawyers, Hiring, H-1b Visa, Sophie, USCIS, Alcorn, DACA


Dear Sophie: How can I transfer my H-1B to my startup?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: Can I bypass H-1B and sponsor a grad for a green card? A...
Tags: Security, Startups, TC, Column, California, Tech, Diversity, Dhs, Policy, Silicon Valley, Lawyers, Hiring, H-1b Visa, Sophie, Emeryville, Alcorn


Dear Sophie: How can we sponsor H-1B transfers and extensions?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: Can I bypass H-1B and sponsor a grad for a green card? A...
Tags: Work, Startups, TC, Column, California, Government, Tech, Dhs, Policy, Silicon Valley, Newark, Lawyers, H-1b Visa, Sophie, Alcorn, Department of Labor


Dear Sophie: Can I bypass H-1B and sponsor a grad for a green card?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor A few words for DHS agents who have no intention of becoming immigration wh...
Tags: Travel, Startups, TC, Column, Labor, California, Government, China, India, Diversity, Dhs, Policy, Silicon Valley, Green Cards, Hiring, H-1b Visa


To create the jobs our economy needs, the US must expand immigration

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: How can I bring my brilliant friends from Guatemala to work at...
Tags: TC, Column, California, Opinion, Mexico, Government, Immigration, US, America, Tech, Diversity, Policy, President, Silicon Valley, Guatemala, H-1b Visa


Dear Sophie: How can I bring my brilliant friends from Guatemala to work at my startup?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: Which visa should a startup pursue to hire someone from Mexico...
Tags: Work, Startups, Column, Australia, California, Mexico, Government, Tech, Policy, Silicon Valley, Lawyers, Guatemala, H-1b Visa, Sophie, Alcorn, Green Card


Dear Sophie: Which visa should a startup pursue to hire someone from Mexico?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: Can I create a startup on a dependent visa from Australia? ...
Tags: Travel, Work, Startups, Column, Australia, California, Mexico, US, Policy, Canada, Silicon Valley, Lawyers, H-1b Visa, Sophie, Petaluma, Alcorn


Dear Sophie: What is required of employers laying off foreign workers?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: What’s the best option for international founders to expand in...
Tags: Work, Startups, TC, Column, California, US, Tech, Policy, Silicon Valley, Hiring, H-1b Visa, Sophie, San Mateo, Alcorn, Department of Labor, Immigration Law


Dear Sophie: What’s the best option for international founders to expand in the US?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: Can I still get a green card given COVID-19, layoffs and recen...
Tags: Work, Startups, Column, California, Israel, Immigration, US, Tel Aviv, Tech, Policy, Silicon Valley, Lawyers, PPP, Hiring, H-1b Visa, Sophie


Dear Sophie: Can I still get a green card given COVID-19, layoffs and recent H-1B changes?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear‌ ‌Sophie:‌ Will a PPP loan‌ affect my visa renewal or green card? ...
Tags: Work, Startups, TC, Column, California, India, Tech, Policy, United States, Silicon Valley, Lawyers, PPP, H-1b Visa, Trump, Distance Learning, Sophie


Dear Sophie: How will President Trump’s order ‘suspending immigration’ affect me?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: How can we support our immigrant colleagues during layoffs? ...
Tags: Column, California, Government, China, America, Tech, Policy, United States, Silicon Valley, Hiring, Schengen, H-1b Visa, Trump, Sophie, USCIS, U S Census Bureau


Dear Sophie: How can we support our immigrant colleagues during layoffs?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: Is unemployment considered a public benefit? Dear Sophie...
Tags: Work, Column, Congress, California, Tech, Silicon Valley, Lawyers, Hiring, H-1b Visa, Trump, Sophie, Alcorn, Department of Labor, Green Card, Immigration Law, Verified Experts


Dear Sophie: How do I extend my visa status without leaving the US?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: Is unemployment considered a public benefit? Dear Sophie...
Tags: Work, Column, Australia, California, Mexico, Singapore, Immigration, US, Tech, Policy, Canada, Chile, Silicon Valley, Talent, Lawyers, Hiring


Dear Sophie: How do we craft a strong H-1B petition? If I’m not selected, what are my options?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Attorney Sophie Alcorn answers readers’ immigration questions Dear So...
Tags: Column, California, Mexico, Singapore, Immigration, Tech, Policy, Canada, Chile, Silicon Valley, Talent, Lawyers, Hiring, H-1b Visa, Sophie, USCIS


Dear Sophie: How is COVID-19 affecting immigration?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: How do I get visas for my team to work from home? Dear S...
Tags: Travel, Work, Startups, Column, California, Policy, Silicon Valley, Talent, H-1b Visa, Sophie, Alcorn, Green Card, Immigration Law, Extra Crunch, Sophie Alcorn, Dear Sophie


Join our conference call with immigration attorney Sophie Alcorn Tuesday at 1pm PDT

The world has been turned upside-down the past few weeks, with flight cancellations, global travel bans and a massive slowdown of worldwide commerce. For immigrants to the United States here on work visas, these are particularly ambiguous and challenging times. We’ve had prominent Silicon Valley immigration attorney Sophie Alcorn of Alcorn Immigration Law talk about all the nuances of immigration the past few months across our stages and through her Dear Sophie column on Extra Crunch, where she ...
Tags: Work, TC, Tech, Policy, United States, Silicon Valley, H-1b Visa, Sophie, Valley, Alcorn, Green Card, Conference Call, Immigration Law, Extra Crunch, Sophie Alcorn, Natasha Mascarenhas


Dear Sophie: How do I get visas for my team to work from home?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: Should I marry, or immigrate based on my accomplishments? ...
Tags: Work, Startups, Column, California, Tech, Remote Work, Silicon Valley, Lawyers, H-1b Visa, Sophie, Alcorn, Green Card, Immigration Law, Verified Experts, Extra Crunch, Sophie Alcorn