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Brilliance of Berkeley: The Challenges of Current Immigration Issues 2000 2000 Josie Gonzalez

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 Kathleen Grzegorek

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 Josie Gonzalez

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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U.S. Non-Immigrant Visa Services Suspended Indefinitely in Turkey 1280 640 David Strashnoy

U.S. Non-Immigrant Visa Services Suspended Indefinitely in Turkey

On October 8, 2017, the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey announced that effective immediately non-immigrant visa services are suspended indefinitely at all U.S. diplomatic facilities in Turkey.  This includes the embassy in Ankara and consulates in Istanbul and Adana.  The suspension of services is not a visa ban on Turkish citizens, but rather a suspension of new…

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SGG Attorney Heather Poole Interviewed for KNX 1070 Story Covering Plight of Dying Woman Who is Barred From Receiving Needed Stem Cell Transplant from Vietnamese Aunt Donor, a Story that Highlights the Ongoing Need for Immigration Reform 600 215 Andrew Grzegorek

SGG Attorney Heather Poole Interviewed for KNX 1070 Story Covering Plight of Dying Woman Who is Barred From Receiving Needed Stem Cell Transplant from Vietnamese Aunt Donor, a Story that Highlights the Ongoing Need for Immigration Reform

Partner Heather Poole Shares Insights on Repeated Visitor Visa Denials for Stem Cell Donor In On Air Interview for CBS’s KNX 1070 Radio. SGG Partner Kathy Grzegorek Obtains Visas & Green Cards for Scientists in the Stem Cell and other cutting edge medical arenas immigrate to the U.S. but without Immigration reform across the system,…

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The Best and Brightest – Our Attorneys 1920 1440 Andrew Grzegorek

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 EB-5 Conference Committee Tiffany Chang:…

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SGG Attorneys Overcome Visa Denials 849 565 Andrew Grzegorek

SGG Attorneys Overcome Visa Denials

  Attending a visa interview at a U.S. Consulate can be a nerve-wracking and confusing process. Consular officers encounter more than 100 visa applicants per day and have as little as 2 minutes to render a decision on each application. The process includes reviewing the application, interviewing the applicant, conducting security checks, and documenting case…

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