11 April 2019

SGG’s Quarterly Immigration Developments Alert-April 2019

This newsletter contains the following articles:

  • Litigating H-1B denials in the “Buy American and Hire American” era
  • Effective Use of the Freedom of Information Act
  • The Travel Ban Waiver: A Real Adjudication or Mere Window Dressing?
  • Immigration Consequences of Crimes: State of California Law Designed to Ensure Defendants are Meaningfully Informed
  • Delay in naturalization applications leads to litigation, Congressional inquiry
  • Going to Tijuana to Uphold U.S. Law and International Law on Asylum
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18 December 2018

SGG 2018 Year in Review

This newsletter contains the following articles:

  • Increase in Number of I-9 Audits by ICE
  • Court Order Temporarily Halts Termination of TPS
  • USCIS Issues Revised Guidance on Unlawful Presence for Students and Exchange Visitors
  • SGG Fights Recent Changes to Asylum Policies
  • Detention of Minors: The lasting impact of Flores v. Reno
  • Obtaining a Waiver to the Trump Travel Ban
  • USCIS Intensifies Focus on Denaturalization
  • SGG Client Earns National Recognition – And a Green Card
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5 April 2018

April 2018

This newsletter contains the following articles:

  • The Challenges of a Mobile Workforce in Big Data Occupations
  • Lives in Limbo in the Wake of DACA and TPS Terminations
  • Parole for Entrepreneurs: A Pathway Under A Cloud of Uncertainty
  • Employer Compliance in an Era of Increased Audits and Site Visits
  • SGG Wins Cases Appealed to Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Advocating for Mentally Incompetent's Right to Appointed Counsel
  • EB-5 Regional Center Program Extended Until September 30, 2018
  • SGG Advice Leads to Vacated Criminal Conviction
  • Two Year Work Permits for Spouses of Abusive H-1B Visa Holders Now Available
  • SGG Litigation Gets a Win in CSPA Case
  • USCIS Now Accepts Credit Card Payments for Most Filing Fees
  • Meet Candice Garrett
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7 December 2017

Fall 2017

This newsletter contains the following articles:

  • Immigrants in Big Data Occupations
  • Successful EB-5 Appeal Paves Way for Thousands of Jobs
  • Waiver of Crimes Keeps Military Family Together
  • Top Immigration Threats Impacting Employers in 2018
  • Bond Hearings: The Detainee’s Financial Ability to Pay 
  • SGG Wins Appeal for Abused Spouse
  • Pro Bono Win Helps Family of U.S. Army Veteran
  • Urban Rock “n” Roll and O-1 Visas
  • Class Action Lawsuits Highlight Limbo for Immigrants in Military Service
  • What’s Next for the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program?
  • Meet Diana Lowe, Our Office Administrator
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7 September 2017

Summer 2017

This newsletter contains the following articles:

  • Practical Training for STEM Graduates Survives Legal Challenge
  • Proposed RAISE Act Introduces Merit-Based System for Employment-Based Immigration
  • Revised Form I-9 Takes Effect September 18th
  • Regional Center Terminations and Impacts on Immigrant Families
  • A DUI Spells Trouble for Immigrants
  • Detained Immigrants: Less Likely to Hire an Attorney and More Likely to be Deported 
  • SGG Litigation Team Completes Briefing for Detention Cases before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Social Media and Deeper Background Information Required of U.S. Visa Applicants
  • SGG Attorneys Overcome Visa Denials
  • SGG Congratulates Attorney Amy Lenhert
  • The Best and Brightest – Our Attorneys
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19 June 2017

Spring 2017

This newsletter contains the following articles:

  • Employers Strategize With SGG as H-1B Cap Reached
  • Trump Administration’s Spotlight on H-1Bs
  • SGG Litigation Team in Court of Appeals on Behalf of Detained Mentally Ill Immigrants
  • DOJ Issues New Memorandum on the Enforcement of Immigration Law
  • Removal Order Reversed & Asylum Granted to Gay Man Who Fled Torture in Cameroon
  • Refugees Flee Gang Violence In Central America
  • EB-5 Investment Immigration Update
  • SGG Empowers Immigrant Communities with Know-Your-Rights Presentations
  • USC’s International Students Meet One-on-One with SGG Attorneys
  • Expect Delays in Processing of H-4 & H-4 EAD Applications Filed with Premium Processed H-1B Petitions
  • From Violence in Honduras to Detention in New Mexico to Asylum in Los Angeles
  • Preguntas Antes de Contratar a un Abogado de Inmigración
  • You Are Something Else, Carol Ross
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3 April 2017

Winter 2017

This newsletter contains the following articles:

  • Spotlight on Attorney Yeu Hong - SGG's Newest Partner
  • Trump Executive Order Signals Major Shift in U.S. Visa Policy
  • First Wave of Worksite Inspections at EB-5 Project Sites
  • H-1B Cap Season Underway
  • Spotlight on SGG Expertise: Visas for Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement
  • AAO issues precedent decision changing the National Interest Waiver standard
  • Resolving Lengthy Delays Through The Federal Courts
  • International Entrepreneurs – A New Proposed Immigration Option Published by USCIS
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15 November 2016

Fall 2016

Originally published November 10, 2016

This newsletter contains the following articles:

  • International Entrepreneurs – A New Proposed Immigration Option Published by USCIS
  • SGG and Funding For Renewable Energy Sources
  • SGG Celebrates Pro Bono Win
  • Mandatory EVUS Registration for Chinese Travelers
  • Congress Extends Important Immigration Programs… Again
  • SGG attorneys voted Southern California Top Women Immigration Lawyers...again!
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28 July 2016

Summer 2016

Originally published July 19, 2016

This newsletter contains the following articles:

  • Driver’s Licenses and Adjustment of Status
  • Department of State Revoking Non-Immigrant Visas for DUI Arrests
  • The End of Internships?
  • Entering the U.S. with an Expired Visa
  • Supreme Court Declines to Interfere in DAPA/DACA
  • SGG Achieves Long-Sought Visa for Navy Seaman and Spouse
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9 June 2016

Spring 2016

Originally published March 29, 2016

This newsletter contains the following articles:

  • Employer Alerts - Spring 2016
  • STEM Workers Granted Extended Employment Authorization Period
  • SGG Marks Service Milestone After Scientific Breakthrough
  • Transgender Activist Granted Political Asylum
  • New Electronic Visa System for Chinese Visitors
  • Congress Implements Changes to Visa Waiver Program
  • Update: U.S. v. Texas
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