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7 December 2017

Successful EB-5 Appeal Paves Way for Thousands of Jobs

Michele Franchett

SGG achieved a recent victory on an appeal before the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO).  A favorable outcome on appeal before the AAO is not a common occurrence, and thus it presents a real cause for celebration.  The decision – Matter of S-C-R-C, LLC (November 15, 2017) – pertains to an ... Read More

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7 December 2017

Pro Bono Win Helps Family of U.S. Army Veteran

Jennifer Lin

At one of the many legal clinics SGG presents in immigrant communities, SGG attorneys met “Clara,” who had entered the United States without inspection as a teenager in the late 1980s.  She had married a U.S. citizen, “Dave,” in 2008 and they wanted to know how she could obtain permanent ... Read More

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7 December 2017

What’s Next for the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program?

Michele Franchett

Under the EB-5 Program, entrepreneurs are eligible to apply for permanent resident status (“green card”) if they: (1) make the necessary investment in a commercial enterprise in the United States; and (2) plan to create or preserve 10 permanent full-time jobs for qualified U.S. workers. The Immigrant Investor Program, also ... Read More

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7 December 2017

Meet Diana Lowe, Our Office Administrator

SGG is comprised of 18 attorneys and a team of experienced paralegals and administrative staff who are devoted to producing excellent work product and client service.  Below is a Q&A with Diana Lowe, SGG’s Office Administrator. Question: What is your educational and professional background? Answer: I have worked in the legal ... Read More

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6 December 2017

Supreme Court Allows Trump Travel Ban 3.0 to Take Full Effect

David Strashnoy

On December 4, 2017, the Supreme Court issued an order allowing the latest version of the Trump Travel Ban (“Travel Ban 3.0”) to take effect pending appeal.  Travel Ban 3.0 restricts travel to the United States by certain nationals from Chad, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, Iran, Venezuela and North Korea ... Read More

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25 September 2017

Trump Travel Ban Indefinite and Expanded as Supreme Court Cancels Oral Arguments

David Strashnoy

  On September 24, 2017, President Trump issued a proclamation replacing his previous Travel Ban Executive Order (“EO-2”), though it is substantially similar in many respects.  The proclamation serves to make the Travel Ban indefinite and modifies the list of countries affected.  Individuals from the designated countries with valid visas may continue ... Read More

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7 September 2017

The Best and Brightest – Our Attorneys

SGG boasts some of the best and brightest legal talent in the industry.  Our highly sought after attorneys do more than provide excellent service to our clients.  They are also leaders in a multitude of professional associations: Elsie Arias: Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) EB-5 Committee; Chair, 2017 AILA ... Read More

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7 September 2017

Regional Center Terminations and Impacts on Immigrant Families

  On May 31, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it had posted to its website in the interest of program transparency the notices of terminations of dozens of Regional Centers. Our experienced EB-5 immigration attorneys have authored an article on protecting immigrant investors, originally published in the ... Read More

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27 July 2017

2017 San Francisco EB-5 & Investment Immigration Convention

Elsie Hui Arias

    July 28 – Elsie Arias will be speaking at the 2017 San Francisco EB-5 & Investment Immigration Convention.

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16 June 2017

You Are Something Else, Carol Ross

  SGG is incredibly sad to announce the loss of one of our own. Carol Ross, a founding member of the law firm, passed away last week, leaving a huge hole in our hearts. Carol loved her job and was the backbone of our office. Tirelessly working behind the scenes, ... Read More

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