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1 June 2016

Part II: Physicians- Path to Legal Permanent Residency

The Part I of the article covered the journey of an International Medical Graduate (“IMG”) from seeking Residency to an H-1b Visa.  IMG’s who pursue residency program in a J-1 visa are subject to the two (2) years of home residency requirement.  In order to avoid the home residency requirement, ... Read More

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24 May 2016

Permanent Residency Through Labor Certification Processing

This article will summarize the procedure to obtain U.S. Permanent Resident status (the so-called “green card”) via employment and it will explain briefly the information and actions needed from the employer and the foreign national in order to process the case.  The procedure to obtain a green card is a ... Read More

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20 May 2016

June 22-25

Lincoln Stone

Four SGG attorneys are invited to speak at the 2016 AILA National Conference in Las Vegas. Heather Poole will be the Discussion Leader on the family immigration topic “It’s Complicated: Filing Removal of Conditions in Difficult Circumstances.” Lincoln Stone will present on the topic”Advanced EB-5 Investor Practice.” Josie Gonzalez will be ... Read More

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20 May 2016

April 28

Yeu Hong

Yeu Hong will speak  for the AILA web seminar “Consular and Entry Issues for Blanket L-1s.”

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20 May 2016

April 21

Josie Gonzalez

Josie Gonzalez will speak for the AILA web seminar “Advanced PERM: Successful Reconsiderations and Appeals.”

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28 April 2016

April 8

Yeu Hong

Yeu Hong paneled the “U.S. Department of State Open Forum” and “Agency Roundup” at the 2016 AILA Spring Conference in Washington D.C.

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28 April 2016

Congress Implements Changes to Visa Waiver Program

Originally published March 29, 2016 The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) permits citizens of 38 countries to travel to the United States for business or tourism for stays of up to 90 days without a visa.  On January 21, 2016, Congress implemented changes to the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist ... Read More

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28 April 2016

New Electronic Visa System for Chinese Visitors

Originally published March 29, 2016 In November 2016, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will implement the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS), an online system requiring Chinese nationals travelling on a People’s Republic of China passport with a 10-year B visitor visa to update their basic biographic information.  All travelers ... Read More

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28 April 2016

SGG Marks Service Milestone After Scientific Breakthrough

Originally published March 29, 2016 Over the past few months, the media has given considerable attention to mankind’s first detection of gravitational waves in space using Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detectors. This phenomenon, resulting from the merger of two black holes, was predicted in 1915 by Albert Einstein. For ... Read More

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27 April 2016

STEM Workers Granted Extended Employment Authorization Period

Josie Gonzalez

Originally published March 18, 2016 On March 11, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a regulation that extends the period of work authorization from its current 17-month period to 24 months for foreign students who will be employed in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) occupations by U.S. ... Read More

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