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3 August 2017

GENERALLY PERMISSIBLE B-1 ACTIVITIES AND GUIDANCE

Sameera Sani

Overview: The B-1 nonimmigrant classification (including admissions under the Visa Waiver Program for qualifying citizens) is appropriate for foreign nationals who are entering the US on a temporary basis (up to six months for B-1 visas, three months for Visa Waiver entrants) for the purpose of engaging in select business ... Read More

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13 July 2017

SGG congratulates attorney Amy Lenhert!!

    SGG congratulates attorney Amy Lenhert who has just received her State Bar of California letter confirming she is now a certified specialist in immigration and nationality law. Congratulations Amy!

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5 July 2017

SGG Independence Day Success!

At SGG our clients’ stories not only encourage us working here at our law firm, but also inspire others who currently have immigration issues who are feeling hopeless. Anything is possible, here are a few stories:   SGG congratulates long-time client Justin Moshkevich on his continued success, most notably for ... Read More

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16 June 2017

Preguntas Antes de Contratar a un Abogado de Inmigración

  originally published on juntousa.com on 4/14/2017 La ley de inmigración es un campo muy complejo. Cuando necesite ayuda en asuntos de inmigración, póngase en contacto con un abogado calificado y no con un notario, alguien que no tiene licencia para ejercer la abogacía. Se puede buscar un abogado de diferentes ... Read More

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15 June 2017

Employers Strategize With SGG as H-1B Cap Reached

For the sixth year in a row, the H-1B cap was reached in the first five days of filing eligibility.  USCIS received approximately 199,000 H-1B petitions for 85,000 available visas (including 20,000 visas set aside for individuals who earned a master’s degree or higher from a U.S. university).  USCIS began ... Read More

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30 May 2017

Recent Judicial Developments Bring Good News for Foreign Nationals

Sameera Sani

On April 19, 2017 the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a lawsuit brought by the Washington Alliance of Technology Workers (WashTech, a union representing American workers in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, STEM, fields).  WashTech challenged the STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT) regulations allowing for ... Read More

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19 May 2017

PIHRA – Pasadena

Kathleen Grzegorek

June 13 – Immigration, Post-Election: Can Employers Do Right By Doing Right And Help Their Employees Too? Immigration attorney Kathleen Grzegorek of Stone Grzegorek, & Gonzalez LLP and Caltech’s Director of International Offices, Ilana Smith, will address current issues surrounding employer compliance and worksite enforcement for nonprofits, educational institutions and private ... Read More

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2 May 2017

Trump Administration’s Spotlight on H-1Bs

Jennifer Lin

On April 18, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order (EO) entitled “Buy American and Hire American.”  The EO calls for the rigorous enforcement and administration of laws governing the entry of foreign workers to the U.S., as well as for the issuance of new guidance and the revision ... Read More

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1 May 2017

H-1B Season Is Over. Now What?

Jennifer Lin

For the sixth year in a row, the H-1B cap was reached in the first five days of filing eligibility.  USCIS received approximately 199,000 H-1B petitions for 85,000 available visas (including 20,000 visas set aside for individuals who earned a master’s degree or higher from a U.S. university).  USCIS began ... Read More

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26 April 2017

2017 NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo

David Strashnoy

May 30 – David Strashnoy will present The ABCs of Visa Acquisition at the 2017 NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo at 8:00 AM. May 31 – Kathy Grzegorek will chair a discussion on Employer Compliance and Document Retention for Employment of Foreign Nationals at 2:45 PM. Click here for the full event program.

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