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Transgender Activist Granted Political Asylum 960 593 Andrew Grzegorek

Transgender Activist Granted Political Asylum

Originally published March 29, 2016 Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez, LLP (SGG) has a strong commitment to providing pro bono legal representation to vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals in our community. As part of this commitment, we work with local non-profit organizations, including Catholic Charities of Los Angeles’ Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project (Esperanza) in representing detained asylum…

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SGG Marks Service Milestone After Scientific Breakthrough 620 349 Andrew Grzegorek

SGG Marks Service Milestone After Scientific Breakthrough

Originally published March 29, 2016 Over the past few months, the media has given considerable attention to mankind’s first detection of gravitational waves in space using Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detectors. This phenomenon, resulting from the merger of two black holes, was predicted in 1915 by Albert Einstein. For the past four decades, thousands…

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STEM Workers Granted Extended Employment Authorization Period 2000 1994 Josie Gonzalez

STEM Workers Granted Extended Employment Authorization Period

Originally published March 18, 2016 On March 11, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a regulation that extends the period of work authorization from its current 17-month period to 24 months for foreign students who will be employed in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) occupations by U.S. companies that participate in E-Verify.…

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Employer Alerts – Spring 2016 910 720 Andrew Grzegorek

Employer Alerts – Spring 2016

H-1B Cap Season in Full Swing The H-1B filing window for fiscal year 2017 is set to open on April 1, 2016, much to the delight of many would-be H-1B workers with offers of employment in the United States.  A total of 85,000 H-1B visas are available under the cap; 20,000 of which are set…

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Investing Cash From Loan Proceeds:  A New Interpretation Of “Indebtedness” 290 232 Lincoln Stone

Investing Cash From Loan Proceeds:  A New Interpretation Of “Indebtedness”

I. A New Standard, And An Old Problem In the April 22 public engagement with the EB-5 stakeholder community, the Immigrant Investor Program Office (“IPO”) articulated a new adjudications standard that precludes the EB-5 investor’s use of loan proceeds as a source of investment capital unless the investor shows that the promise to repay the loan…

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