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16 June 2017

USC’s International Students Meet One-on-One with SGG Attorneys

  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

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15 June 2017

EB-5 Investment Immigration Update

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

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15 June 2017

Refugees Flee Gang Violence In Central America

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

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26 April 2017

2017 NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo

David Strashnoy

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.

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16 February 2017

First Wave of Worksite Inspections at EB-5 Project Sites

Lincoln Stone

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

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6 February 2017

Town Hall Meeting on Trump Travel Ban

David Strashnoy

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.                

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6 February 2017

Caltech Town Hall Meeting on Executive Order

Kathleen Grzegorek

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.

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27 January 2017

Trump Executive Order Signals Major Shift in U.S. Visa Policy

David Strashnoy

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

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27 January 2017

ILW EB-5 Summit – Los Angeles

Lincoln Stone

February 24 – Lincoln Stone will present Hot Topics in EB-5 Practice at the EB-5 Summit in Los Angeles. Register here.

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