Here’s another edition of “Dear Sophie,” the guidance column that addresses immigration-related concerns about operating at innovation companies.

“Your concerns are vital to the spread of understanding that allows people all over the world to increase above borders and pursue their dreams,” states Sophie Alcorn, a Silicon Valley immigration lawyer. “Whether you remain in people ops, a founder or looking for a job in Silicon Valley, I would love to address your questions in my next column.”

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Dear Sophie:

I’m used at a major Silicon Valley tech business in H-1B status. I want to found a startup. How can I operate at the start-up?

— Enterprising in Emeryville

Hiya Enterprising,

Thanks– you remain in excellent business; a lot of people are inspired by remarkable new ideas throughout the pandemic. It’s an excellent opportunity to look for life transitions and new experiences.

Article curated by RJ Shara from Source. RJ Shara is a Bay Area Radio Host (Radio Jockey) who talks about the startup ecosystem – entrepreneurs, investments, policies and more on her show The Silicon Dreams. The show streams on Radio Zindagi 1170AM on Mondays from 3.30 PM to 4 PM.