Ep 5: Sophie Alcorn - EB-1A Green Card, Eligibility, Working Towards It
In this episode, Abhishek Gutgutia sits down with Sophie Alcorn to deep dive into EB-1A green card path. It's an option that many are not aware of or think they don't qualify for. But with a little work, this is a viable option for many.
Sophie Alcorn is a top 10 California immigration attorney, entrepreneur, and thought leader. She is a Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. Sophie’s mission is to help people harness their strengths, follow their hearts, find direction in their goals and live their dreams in the U.S. She founded Alcorn Immigration Law, and lauded the Top Immigration Law Firm For Startups In California. Global entrepreneurs, investors, and even countries frequently seek her counsel on immigration, mobility, and economic policy. Sophie authors TechCrunch’s advice column “Dear Sophie”, hosts the leading podcast Immigration Law for Tech Startups, and helps draft the new legislation shaping America’s immigration future.
01:08 Sophie's Background
05:01 About her work at Techcrunch
07:08 What is the current state of US in terms of Immigration Reforms
14:01 What is the response from Companies and Law makers for H-1B Layoffs
19:15 What is EB-1A and who is eligible
25:30 The 10 Criteria to qualify for EB-1A
37:14 Tips for People Applying for EB-1A Visa
44:19 Are there salary requirements for the EB-1A petition
50:34 Are there countries Not Qualified for EB2-NIW
51:47 Where Can you Reach Sophie Alcorn
52:55 Sophie's Message to laid-off workers