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Two Year Work Permits for Spouses of Abusive H-1B Visa Holders Now Available 3423 2743 Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP

Two Year Work Permits for Spouses of Abusive H-1B Visa Holders Now Available

Until recently, the majority of H-4 visa holders (derivative spouses of H-1B professional visa holders) were dependent on their H-1B spouses for income and for many, their survival.  Since 2015, H-4 visa holders have been permitted to work in the United States if they meet one of two very limited criteria.  However, most H-4 visa holders…

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SGG Advice Leads to Vacated Criminal Conviction 244 302 Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP

SGG Advice Leads to Vacated Criminal Conviction

“Mr. Jones,” a 65-year-old client who has been a lawful permanent resident (LPR) since the age of 4, desired to renew his green card. This may seem like a normal event; however, Mr. Jones had avoided renewing his green card for many years.  Without valid proof of his LPR status, though, he was unable to…

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Employer Compliance in an Era of Increased Audits and Site Visits 5259 3098 Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP

Employer Compliance in an Era of Increased Audits and Site Visits

In this current climate of increased audits and administrative site visits, it is crucial for businesses to remain compliant with all I-9, H-1B, PERM and EB-5 regulations. In this article, we provide an overview of the relevant compliance requirements, as well as an explanation of the government players during site visits and audits and what…

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Parole for Entrepreneurs: A Pathway Under A Cloud of Uncertainty 1000 559 Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP

Parole for Entrepreneurs: A Pathway Under A Cloud of Uncertainty

Informed immigrant entrepreneurs are well familiar with the obstacles in U.S. immigration law facing entrepreneurs hoping to obtain long-term residence in the United States.  SGG clients enjoy successes in obtaining immigration benefits in non-immigrant categories such as L-1, E-1, E-2, O-1 and H-1B.  But all of these categories have their limitations and rigidities because they…

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Lives in Limbo in the Wake of DACA and TPS Terminations 2000 1994 Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP

Lives in Limbo in the Wake of DACA and TPS Terminations

It is perhaps an understatement to say that immigration is a controversial political issue.  With Congress deeply divided regarding immigration reform, it seems improbable that any new immigration laws will be passed.  However, the divisions in Congress have not stopped this Administration from proceeding with significant changes to immigration policy.  From the infamous Travel Ban…

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The Challenges of a Mobile Workforce in Big Data Occupations 5472 3648 Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP

The Challenges of a Mobile Workforce in Big Data Occupations

The large demand for working professionals in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Analytics, Computer Vision and Quantum Computing occupations (“Big Data”) is ongoing in the U.S. labor market. Employing foreign workers in these positions can be complex, given U.S. immigration laws governing the employment of these workers coupled with the war on legal immigration, particularly…

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Top Immigration Threats Impacting Employers in 2018 4608 3456 Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP

Top Immigration Threats Impacting Employers in 2018

As an employer you may have heard about how – without a “heads-up,” without regulatory or legislative changes, the current administration is drastically changing the landscape impacting the hiring and retention of foreign nationals in the U.S.  After nearly forty years of practicing in the immigration field, representing employer and foreign nationals, I find the…

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