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SGG Client H-1B Petition Approved!!! 244 302 Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP

SGG Client H-1B Petition Approved!!!

We are very excited to receive word that one of our client’s H-1B petition was approved this week. Our client was also very excited about this news and sent us a very heartfelt message;   “Kathy,   This is incredible news! I would like to express my deepest appreciation to your help and service. I…

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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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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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Potential Elimination of H-4 EAD Program Delayed Until After June 2018 1000 559 Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP

Potential Elimination of H-4 EAD Program Delayed Until After June 2018

Since 2015, H-4 spouses of H-1B nationals have been permitted to apply for a work permit (Employment Authorization Document or EAD card) if one of the following applies: (1) their spouse has an approved Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker or (2) their spouse has been granted H-1B status under the American Competitiveness in…

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Brilliance of Berkeley: The Challenges of Current Immigration Issues 2000 2000 Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP

Brilliance of Berkeley: The Challenges of Current Immigration Issues

On February 22, 2018, I had the pleasure of serving as a moderator on an immigration panel for the Brilliance of Berkeley event in Los Angeles, which was hosted by my alma mater, University of California, Berkeley. Our panel’s topic was The Challenges of Current Immigration Issues. In attendance were Janet Napolitano, the University of…

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Immigrants in Big Data Occupations 1920 1080 Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP

Immigrants in Big Data Occupations

“Big Data” occupations include the Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Data Analytics and Computer Vision industries.  SGG regularly handles cases involving these fields, and they require a special strategic touch in order to overcome U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Department of Labor (DOL) barriers.  As immigration attorneys working on these cases, we…

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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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