105: Immigration Pitfalls for Startup Founders
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In this week’s Immigration Law for Tech Startups podcast, I’ll discuss the immigration pitfalls that every startup founder should avoid. 


If you are international or if you need to hire early-stage employees at your company who are from around the world, it is essential to be careful and strategic with your actions to ensure everybody critical to your company can live and work in the United States, at least in the short term, although many people also want to be able to stay in the United States long-term. 


Those are two different sets of parameters you need to consider so you can optimize this task and use the opportunity to take charge of your immigration and support the immigration needs of your highly valued early-stage team members. 


Please share this episode with companies, HR and recruiting professionals, startup founders, international talent, or anyone who can benefit from it. Sign up for the Alcorn monthly newsletter to receive the latest immigration news and issues. Reach out to us if we can help you determine the best immigration options for yourself, your company, your employees or prospective employees, or your family whether in the U.S. or abroad.

In this episode, you’ll hear about:
  • Canadians doing PERM by themselves
  • Talking to your legal team about the process
  • Getting clear on what timeline applies to you
  • Your startup structure and specific visa requirements
  • Need for a strategic plan based on your goals and options
  • The risks of doing unauthorized work on visitor status.


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