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Parole for Entrepreneurs: A Pathway Under A Cloud of Uncertainty 1000 559 Lincoln Stone

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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Successful EB-5 Appeal Paves Way for Thousands of Jobs 1125 750 Michele Franchett

Successful EB-5 Appeal Paves Way for Thousands of Jobs

SGG achieved a recent victory on an appeal before the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO).  A favorable outcome on appeal before the AAO is not a common occurrence, and thus it presents a real cause for celebration.  The decision – Matter of S-C-R-C, LLC (November 15, 2017) – pertains to an I-924 application filed by an…

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What’s Next for the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program? 849 565 Michele Franchett

What’s Next for the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program?

Under the EB-5 Program, entrepreneurs are eligible to apply for permanent resident status (“green card”) if they: (1) make the necessary investment in a commercial enterprise in the United States; and (2) plan to create or preserve 10 permanent full-time jobs for qualified U.S. workers. The Immigrant Investor Program, also known as the Regional Center…

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Meet Diana Lowe, Our Office Administrator 111 111 Andrew Grzegorek

Meet Diana Lowe, Our Office Administrator

SGG is comprised of 18 attorneys and a team of experienced paralegals and administrative staff who are devoted to producing excellent work product and client service.  Below is a Q&A with Diana Lowe, SGG’s Office Administrator. Question: What is your educational and professional background? Answer: I have worked in the legal field for over 25 years…

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Supreme Court Allows Trump Travel Ban 3.0 to Take Full Effect 768 604 David Strashnoy

Supreme Court Allows Trump Travel Ban 3.0 to Take Full Effect

On December 4, 2017, the Supreme Court issued an order allowing the latest version of the Trump Travel Ban (“Travel Ban 3.0”) to take effect pending appeal.  Travel Ban 3.0 restricts travel to the United States by certain nationals from Chad, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, Iran, Venezuela and North Korea pursuant to a proclamation that…

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Trump Travel Ban Indefinite and Expanded as Supreme Court Cancels Oral Arguments 768 604 David Strashnoy

Trump Travel Ban Indefinite and Expanded as Supreme Court Cancels Oral Arguments

  On September 24, 2017, President Trump issued a proclamation replacing his previous Travel Ban Executive Order (“EO-2”), though it is substantially similar in many respects.  The proclamation serves to make the Travel Ban indefinite and modifies the list of countries affected.  Individuals from the designated countries with valid visas may continue to travel to the United…

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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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