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Dear Sophie: Which immigration options are best for a decentralized team in the US?


Sophie Alcorn

Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives.

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Here’s another edition of “Dear Sophie,” the advice column that answers immigration-related questions about working at technology companies.
“Your questions are vital to the spread of knowledge that allows people all over the world to rise above borders and pursue their dreams,” says Sophie Alcorn, a Silicon Valley immigration attorney. “Whether you’re in people ops, a founder or seeking a job in Silicon Valley, I would love to answer your questions in my next column.”
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Dear Sophie,
We just raised a $20 million Series A, and we need to hire more engineers to fully develop our product.
In addition, we’d like to bring our overseas PEO contractors to the States to join us more locally and in-timezone.
We’re excited about being decentralized — which immigration options are best for us?
— Elated Entrepreneur
Dear Elated,
Congrats on your latest funding milestone! Your funding comes at an opportune time: The recent spate …

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