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U.S. Non-Immigrant Visa Services Suspended Indefinitely in Turkey 1280 640 Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP

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 Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP

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 Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP

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 Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP

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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Social Media and Deeper Background Information Required of U.S. Visa Applicants 3000 2000 Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP

Social Media and Deeper Background Information Required of U.S. Visa Applicants

  The Administration has rolled out a new questionnaire for U.S. visa applicants worldwide that asks for social media handles for the last 5 years and biographical information going back 15 years. The new questions, part of an effort to tighten vetting of would-be visitors to the United States, was approved on May 23, 2017 by…

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Revised Form I-9 Takes Effect September 18th 1125 750 Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP

Revised Form I-9 Takes Effect September 18th

  On July 17, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a revised version of Form I-9, which is a form used by companies to verify identity and employment eligibility. The new version of Form I-9 brings minor changes to the form’s instructions and list of acceptable documents. Employers will be able to use…

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Proposed RAISE Act Introduces Merit-Based System for Employment-Based Immigration 900 515 Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP

Proposed RAISE Act Introduces Merit-Based System for Employment-Based Immigration

  In a move receiving the support of the Administration, on August 2, 2017, Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and David Perdue (R-Georgia) introduced the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (“RAISE”) Act. If enacted, the RAISE Act would replace our current employment-based immigration system with a merit-based system that awards points relative to education,…

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