HG Plus, a China-based investment agency that helps young professionals enter the U.S. workforce successfully, hosted an International Career Fair (ICF) at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles on April 1, 2017. The event attracted over 700 hundred job seekers from the United States and abroad. SGG ... Read More
Congress extended the regional center investment program until the end of the fiscal year, September 30, 2017. Meanwhile substantial reforms of the EB-5 law are under serious consideration, including draft legislation authored by Senator Grassley and Senator Cornyn, and a proposed regulation by USCIS. We expect: Higher investment minimums More ... Read More
On Sunday, May 7, SGG attorney Partner Michele Franchett traveled to Tijuana to support a group of refugees fleeing violence and gangs in Central America. The group of refugees, which was assisted by a coalition of Mexican and American organizers, traveled thousands of miles through Mexico in hopes of seeking asylum ... Read More
May 30 – David Strashnoy will present The ABCs of Visa Acquisition at the 2017 NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo at 8:00 AM. May 31 – Kathy Grzegorek will chair a discussion on Employer Compliance and Document Retention for Employment of Foreign Nationals at 2:45 PM. Click here for the full event program.
The Fraud Detection and National Security unit (“FDNS”) at USCIS has launched a first wave of worksite inspections at EB-5 project sites across the country. FDNS, which has experience in inspecting US employers in the H and L visa context, is now charged with conducting random inspections at locations where ... Read More
February 7 – David Strashnoy will speak on the recent developments of the Trump travel ban at the Town Hall meeting hosted by Pars Equality Center, sponsored by IABA, LACBA, IALA, and AILA.
February 8 – Attorneys Kathy Grzegorek and David Strashnoy will speak at 5:00PM on the recent developments of President Trump’s travel ban at the California Institute of Technology. Click here for more info on the executive order.
UPDATE: Trump Travel Ban In Effect, Sowing Confusion Over Implementation and Prompting Legal Challenges Nationwide Updated 1/30/2017 In a major shift to U.S. visa policy, President Trump signed an Executive Order titled “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Entry into the United States by Foreign Nationals” [full text] on January 27, ... Read More
February 24 – Lincoln Stone will present Hot Topics in EB-5 Practice at the EB-5 Summit in Los Angeles. Register here.