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Sophie Marie Alcorn

Sophie Alcorn’s Legal Cases

10 total

  • BIA Reopened Immigration Court Trial

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Outcome:
    Victory
    Description:
    I convinced the Board of Immigration Appeals of due process errors in the Immigration Judge's trial and the case was set for a new trial so my client can try to win a green card.
  • Certificate of Citizenship

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Outcome:
    Victory
    Description:
    I helped my U.S. citizen client prove to the U.S. government that he is in fact a U.S. citizen, even though he was born in Mexico in the 1940s and his parents have long been deceased.
  • E2 Visa Renewed

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    Feb 22, 2010
    Outcome:
    Granted
    Description:
    My client's E2 visa was successfully renewed because I demonstrated that my client was continuing to make a substantial investment ni a business in the United States.
  • Citizenship Granted Despite Conviction

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Outcome:
    Withheld for Privacy Reasons
    Description:
    I convinced the immigration officer to follow Ninth Circuit law that prevents a person's first-time conviction for simple drug possession to be used against them, which led to my client's application for citizenship being granted.
  • Reopening in Immigration Court

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Outcome:
    Granted
    Description:
    I successfully negotiated with the Office of Immigration Litigation to reopen the case of an individual whose wife was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, even though he was denied cancellation of removal by the immigration court and the Board of Immigration Appeals, giving him a second chance at a green card.
  • Victims of Human Trafficking

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Outcome:
    Granted
    Description:
    My client was able to receive a T Visa based on being a victim of Human Trafficking. His wife and children can now apply for visas to come to the United States.
  • I-601 Waiver Granted

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    Jun 01, 2009
    Outcome:
    Victorious
    Description:
    Mexican spouse of US Citizen was approved for an I-601 waiver for unlawful presence at the consulate in Ciudad Juarez because we established that her American husband would suffer the legal definition of "extreme" hardship if she were unable to return to the US.
  • H1B Work Visa

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    Jun 01, 2009
    Outcome:
    Granted
    Description:
    Russian biologist working in cosmetics received H1B to conduct research for American company to develop new product line.
  • Adjustment of Status

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    Jun 01, 2010
    Outcome:
    Granted
    Description:
    Obtained permanent residence for spouse of US citizen who had 245(i) protection.
  • Won Appeal in Vacating Federal Criminal Conviction

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jun 29, 2011
    Outcome:
    USA v. Orocio
    Description:
    Won appeal before Third Circuit Court of Appeals getting rid of clients federal drug conviction and giving him another chance in District Court to try to win the case so that he wouldn't face mandatory deportation.