Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and the Global Law Experts Awards 2019 as “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services”. It connects people with companies and opportunities that expand their lives.
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What is going on with the recent USCIS vacations and Trump's H-1B ban?
I take care of recruiting multiple technology companies. Is immigration taking place? Who can I hire?
– Illustrated in Fremont
Immigration is still possible and I will explain how below. The government continues to miss the immigration mark. Trump's "solution" to US unemployment to cut off the flow of global talent to the US is short-sighted. The government shoots America in the foot by sealing off the promise of economic recovery after COVID and job creation for Americans through the talent of entrepreneurs, investors, and immigrants.
USCIS has just taken over 70% of its employees off for 30 days. Reporters turned to me every day and asked for stories from immigrants and human resources professionals affected. Please log in to share your immigration history with journalists.