Sophie Alcorn

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 should I prepare for my visa interview? Dear Sophie: Are there any visas or green cards I can get on my own?

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.

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Dear Sophie: How do tech layoffs impact PERM and the green card process?

Will layoffs affect the PERM process for EB-2 and EB-3 green cards? What will happen to my team's green cards if our company has to do layoffs?

Dear Sophie: How should I prepare for my visa interview?

Our startup was just accepted into the winter batch of a top accelerator! How should I prepare for the B-1/B-2 visa interview? What type of questions will I be asked?

Dear Sophie: Are there any visas or green cards I can get on my own?

Are there any visas or green cards that I can apply for on my own without relying on my employer?

Dear Sophie: My co-founder’s a green card applicant who just got laid off. Now what?

My co-founder and I were both laid off from Big Tech last week. My co-founder needs immigration sponsorship to maintain status with our startup. Do we look at an O-1A in the 60-day grace period?

Dear Sophie: How can I stay in the US if I’ve been laid off?

I was laid off and I’m on an H-1B. What should I do?

Dear Sophie: How can students work or launch a startup while maintaining their immigration status?

What options do I have to work before and after graduation on my student visa? Can I launch my own startup?

Dear Sophie: How can early-stage startups improve their chances of getting H-1Bs?

We have a stealth early-stage biotech startup. Do we qualify to petition a co-founder on STEM OPT for an H-1B in the lottery? Are there better altenatives?

Dear Sophie: How can I launch a startup while on OPT?

I'm a student and want to launch a startup. Can I do that with OPT? What options would I have after OPT to continue growing my company?

Dear Sophie: How can I protect my H-1B and green card if I am laid off?

I’ve been hearing that you can lose your H-1B status if you are laid off. Is there any way I can protect my immigration status while making a bold job move?

Dear Sophie: Any tips for negotiating visa and green card sponsorship?

I’ll receive my bachelor’s degree in computer science in December and will apply for OPT. Do you have any tips for negotiating visa and green card sponsorship?

Dear Sophie: Is it OK to use a visitor visa while holding an H-1B?

I’m in Toronto, Canada, and I was approved for an H-1B. Can I visit the U.S. on a previous B-1/B-2 visa this November?

Dear Sophie: My EB-2 priority date will be delayed 2 years! What should I do?

Today we bring you answers to three questions about green cards in the EB-1A category for extraordinary ability and multinational managers, EB-2 NIW and with PERM, as well as EB-3 for professionals!

Dear Sophie: Is there a way to keep working in the US after my J-1 visa expires?

I'm a Fulbright scholar on a J-1 visa. I’ve been told that after my J-1 ends, I’m required to return to my country for two years. Is there a way I can stay in the U.S.?

Dear Sophie: Can I start a company or a side hustle on a TN visa?

I’m a Canadian citizen working under a TN visa as a software engineer in the U.S. I want to start my own company or at least earn money through a side hustle. Is this possible on my TN visa?

Dear Sophie: What are the quickest visa options for bringing in international talent?

Most of our team works remotely, but some of our potential recruits would want to work in the office. What are the quickest visa options we should consider?

Dear Sophie: What should we know about the H-1B lottery before we hire STEM OPTs?

What do I and my founding team at our early-stage startup need to be aware of so we can be on track for the next H-1B lottery for the STEM OPT candidates we’re hiring?

Dear Sophie: How do I get an O-1 visa to freelance on web3 projects?

I'm a UX/UI designer in Europe working at a web3 company in the United States. I want to move to the U.S. to pursue work that allows me to have more autonomy. How can I make that happen?

Dear Sophie: Which immigration options are best for a decentralized team in the US?

We just raised a $20 million Series A, and we need to hire more engineers to fully develop our product. We’re excited about being decentralized — which immigration options are best for us?

Dear Sophie: How long am I required to stay at my current job after I get my green card?

My employer sponsored me for an EB-2 green card, and my application has been approved. Can I transfer my green card to another employer in a different field and position or should I stick it out here?

Dear Sophie: Should co-founders on OPT, STEM OPT pursue H-1Bs?

My two co-founders and I are on OPT and STEM OPT. We're all from India and are considering the H-1B lottery. How can we structure our immigration compliance? Any advice for planning?
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