How Immigration Will Affect Your Startup!
About the Class:
Sophie Alcorn and Adam Cortez talk about Immigration and some of the looming changes in the USA. They go through the ins and outs of current policy and how companies and startups can hire or start companies if they are from another country.
What you will learn:
- The history of the immigration process
- Key terms all immigrants should and need to know
- How to sponsor employees
- Green card processes
- foreign investor funding
- How to be a international founder in the USA
- much more!
About Sophie Alcorn:
US immigration law attorney Sophie Alcorn advocates for talented individuals, startups, and established companies who are wrangling with the United States immigration law system. Sophie wins cases using her ambitious and assertive intellectual style. Her clients appreciate her responsiveness, clarity, and attention to detail. She is daring in her approach to acting on behalf of startups and corporations in Silicon Valley to obtain valid US immigration status and navigate the process smoothly.
Sophie represents clients in all areas of immigration and nationality law, including:
E-1 and E-2 Treaty Trader and Investor Visas
H-1B specialty occupation
J-1 Interns and Trainees and J-1 2-year foreign residence requirement (I-212(e) waivers)
L-1A and L-1B for intracompany transferees
O-1 for individuals of extraordinary ability
TN/NAFTA status for Canadian and Mexican professionals
Employment-based green cards including PERM, I-140, I-485 Adjustment of Status for EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3
EB-5 green cards for permanent residence based on investment