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Immigration Law for Tech Startups

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Sophie Alcorn is an expert on U.S. immigration matters and a Board Certified Specialist in United States Immigration and Nationality Law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization, having been quoted in publications around the globe such as The New York Times, Financial Times,Read more

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098: It Takes a Village - Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 23 • 27:50

In this week’s Immigration Law for Tech Startups podcast, I’m joined by my law partner Anita Koumriqian as we do a very special Thanksgiving edition on gratitude and appreciation. We want to recognize how we've maintained a lot of positivity throughout the pandemic. It's definitely been a blessing to be able to continue to help people realize their dreams of coming to the ...

097: How to Build an Immigration Program with Erin Teter and Lydia Buurma

Nov 16 • 30:54

In this week’s Immigration Law for Tech Startups podcast, I’m joined not just by Erin Teter, SVP of Human Resources, and Lydia Buurma, HR Operations Manager, of LINQ, a K12 tech company that provides states districts and schools with cloud-based solutions for administration, finance, and nutrition. ...

096: DACA in Tech

Nov 9 • 28:14

In this week’s Immigration Law for Tech Startups podcast, I’m joined by my law partner Anita Koumriqian as we discuss DACA and DREAMers, what is going on, and why this matters, not just for the recipients and their families, but also within the tech community. ...

095: Recent Immigration Updates 2021

Nov 2 • 32:51

In this week’s Immigration Law for Tech Startups podcast, I’ll share with you a summary of some of the recent immigration updates and changes that we've experienced in 2021. There have been so many immigration law changes over the last year, perhaps not as many as in 2020 with the advent of the pandemic, the Trump administration, and the election. ...

094: Celebrating National Immigrants Day, October 28th

Oct 26 • 31:11

In this week’s Immigration Law for Tech Startups podcast, we’re celebrating National Immigrants Day here in the United States. I have so much respect and admiration for our country’s immigrants who have shown grit, determination, vision, and perseverance that these global legal processes can demand from them....

093: Recruiting with Beth Scheer

Oct 19 • 34:14

In this week’s Immigration Law for Tech Startups podcast, I’m speaking with Beth Scheer, who has an illustrious background in recruiting and HR with her time at Salesforce and Google. For the last six and a half years, she has been at Homebrew, an amazing VC that focuses on mission-driven founders solving large and urgent problems at the seed stage. They have over 70 compa...

092: Marrying a U.S. Citizen

Oct 12 • 32:28

In this week’s Immigration Law for Tech Startups podcast, I’m joined by my law partner, ​​Anita Koumriqian, as we discuss how to get a green card when you marry a U.S. citizen. The biggest aspect of family-based immigration is marriage to a U.S. citizen because it's a classic case type of couples who are in love and who just want to be together. ...

091: What You Need to Know About Hiring Student on OPT

Oct 5 • 34:07

In this week’s Immigration Law for Tech Startups podcast, I’ll discuss how recent international graduates in the United States go through their immigration journey as well as what they are looking for when they’re trying to get a job at a company that can offer them immigration sponsorship. ...

090: Tips on Pitching Stories to Reporters with Melia Russell

Sep 28 • 39:26

In this week’s Immigration Law for Tech Startups podcast, I’m joined by Melia Russell, a senior tech reporter at the financial and business news website, Business Insider. She particularly covers startups and venture capital focusing on growth-stage companies, tech investment details, and workplace issues, including immigration-related matters. Today, we're going to be tal...

089: Advocating for International Startup Founders with Jeff Farrah of National Venture Capital Association

Sep 21 • 35:35

In this week’s Immigration Law for Tech Startups podcast, Jeff Farrah joins me as we discuss the International Entrepreneur Parole, how Jeff's efforts directly supported this new immigration pathway to exist for all of you to apply for, as well as about the startup visa and other things that venture capitalists care about when it comes to immigrant startup founders....

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