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Security researcher warns of chilling effect after feds search phone at airport

A U.S. security researcher is warning of a chilling effect after he was detained on arrival at a U.S. airport, his phone was searched and he was ordered to testify to a grand jury, only to have prosecutors reverse course and drop the investigation later. On Wednesday, Sam Curry, a security engineer at blockchain technology…

1:30 pm PDT • September 27, 2023
Security researcher warns of chilling effect after feds search phone at airport

Two years ago, after Vlad Shipilov, a Russian immigrant, moved to Portugal, his business visa was denied because his lawyer wasn’t aware of certain requirements pertaining to visa applications originating…

Migrun wants to simplify the process of immigrating to a new country

Majority’s new location positions the company close to The Gateway to the Americas International Bridge that crosses the Rio Grande in Texas.

Majority, a digital bank for US migrants, grabs $9.75M amid expansion in Texas

This post was published (November 21, 2022 @ 08:37:07) and was updated with new information at (November 21, 2022 @ 11:54:08) San Francisco time. Immigram — a talent immigration platform…

Slush revokes $1M pitch prize from Russian founders after industry outcry [Updated]

Hamburg-based Localyze is gearing up to launch in North America in the coming months — powered by a fresh raise of $35 million in Series B funding that’s being announced…

Localyze, a SaaS for staff relocation, gets $35M as it gears up for US launch

US Citizenship and Immigration Services — the agency responsible for issuing green cards — is barreling toward a failure to adjudicate tens of thousands of applications before a Sept. 30…

How tech giants are responding to the growing green card backlog

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 are the quickest visa options for bringing in international talent?

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

I’m a software engineer, and I’ve been waiting for a green card number for three years. My wife is a doctor, so can she apply for a green card? Will…

Dear Sophie: Will a doctor get a green card faster than an engineer?

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been using LexisNexis since it parted ways with its previous data broker partner back in 2021. But far from using the platform strictly for…

Records show ICE uses LexisNexis to check millions, far more than previously thought

I’m on an L-2 visa as a dependent spouse to my husband’s L-1A. My EAD (work permit) is expiring in May. How long is the current process?

Dear Sophie: Can I do anything to speed up the EAD renewal process?

The engineers that we’re trying to recruit to work at our startup are increasingly requesting that we sponsor them for green cards. Can you give me a rundown of the…

Dear Sophie: When should I sponsor engineers for green cards?

My employer entered me in the H-1B lottery, but I wasn’t selected. I heard that my degree now qualifies as a STEM field, making me eligible to continue working under…

Dear Sophie: I didn’t win the H-1B lottery. What are my next steps?

We have several employees who are Ukrainian citizens. We want to make sure they can continue to live and work in the United States. What should we do?

Dear Sophie: What can we do to help employees who are Ukrainian citizens?

My goal is to co-found a fintech startup while on an F-1 OPT. I heard that I could to qualify for STEM OPT given the expanded list of STEM fields.…

Dear Sophie: 2 questions about the latest immigration news

As a first-time, early-stage startup founder, I find it difficult to compete against other startups on compensation. Any advice for reducing the cost of recruiting from abroad?

Dear Sophie: How can early-stage startups compete for talent?

I’m currently working on OPT for an early-stage biotech startup. I heard that the next lottery will not select H-1B candidates based on the highest salaries paid. What else should…

Dear Sophie: Will the H-1B lottery be based on the highest wages?

I have been applying for positions in the U.S., and one company says that if they hire me and get me an H-1B visa, the filing fees and cost will…

Dear Sophie: What are the latest rules for H-1B visas?

My co-founders and I think we might qualify for International Entrepreneur Parole. How long does it take to get IEP approved? How does that compare to other options available to…

Dear Sophie: How long does International Entrepreneur Parole take?

My company wants to send an employee to India to open an office there. He came to the U.S. from India as a child and now has DACA status. Can…

Dear Sophie: Can our employee travel on DACA?

I’m an entrepreneur working on building up my qualifications for the EB-1A green card (or maybe an O-1A). Toward that goal, I’ve been trying to get media coverage about my…

Dear Sophie: Any advice for getting media coverage for my startup?

Space may be the endless frontier, but here on Earth, we define space in the modern sense as something enclosed. Walls, fences and barriers enclose space, define it and make…

On the future of walls, or The Wall

I received a conditional green card after I got married in 2019. We decided to divorce, but I want to remain in the U.S. Is it still possible for me…

Dear Sophie: Can I still get a green card through marriage if I’m divorcing?

I’m on an H-1B in the U.S. I’ve been looking at the EB-1A and EB-2 NIW. I’m not sure if I would qualify for an EB-1A, but since I was…

Dear Sophie: Tips on EB-1A and EB-2 NIW?

I want to extend an offer to an engineer who has been working in the U.S. on an H-1B. Her current employer is sponsoring her for an EB-2 green card.…

Dear Sophie: Can I hire an engineer whose green card is being sponsored by another company?

In my journey to the U.S., I became good at three things: accepting uncertainty, building resilience and maintaining a positive mental attitude. I needed them all to get my startup…

3 invaluable founder lessons I learned on my immigration journey

I co-founded a startup and have an O-1A visa. My wife wants to return to work, but she cannot get authorization on an O-3. If I switch to International Entrepreneur…

Dear Sophie: What’s the process for getting International Entrepreneur Parole?