immigration visas

Ask Sophie: What are the latest H-1B lottery updates?

This week, Sophie discusses a myriad of recent updates: The lottery will now be “1 person, 1 chance,” there are new filing fees, forms, software updates, and more.

Ask Sophie: As an immigrant, how can I work in space tech?

As we dive in to the work of commercial space technology and startups, it’s important to start with an overview of some of the basics.

Ask Sophie: What are the visa options for a startup founder with family? 

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on X 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 Entreprene

Dear Sophie: Will published articles better my odds of getting an O-1A or H-1B visa?

I’ve heard that articles in publications about an entrepreneur or a startup can be a big plus when applying for an O-1A or H-1B visa. Is that true?

Why you should naturalize — now, not later

Three in five of the country’s biggest tech companies — Apple, Facebook and Google among them — were founded by first- or second-generation immigrants.