Fall 2016



Originally published November 10, 2016


26 August 2016

International Entrepreneurs – A New Proposed Immigration Option Published by USCIS

Click here to view the Spanish translation.  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) published a final rule on January 17, 2017, that will – effective July 17, 2017, allow international entrepreneurs who will have an active and central role in the operations of a start-up entity to apply for parole so that they may start or … Continued

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15 November 2016

SGG and Funding For Renewable Energy Sources

Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP is proud to represent clients who invest in renewable and alternative energy sources through the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. The essential policy goal of alternative energy development is to conserve the environment and foster energy independence, a key initiative for our national security.  While renewable energy sources tend to have … Continued

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15 November 2016

SGG Celebrates Pro Bono Win

SGG’s pro bono team continues to impact struggling families in our communities. In one such case, our firm initially worked on the naturalization application of an elderly gentleman.  After he became a U.S. citizen, SGG helped him bring to the United States his wife and youngest child, from whom he had been separated for decades. … Continued

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15 November 2016

Mandatory EVUS Registration for Chinese Travelers

Starting on November 29, 2016, mainland Chinese nationals carrying 10-year B-1, B-2, or B-1/B-2 visas in their passports must enroll in the electronic visa update system (EVUS) in order to travel to the United States.  EVUS is an online system that collects biographic data to facilitate travel to the United States. A third party (i.e. … Continued

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15 November 2016

Congress Extends Important Immigration Programs… Again

An 11th hour omnibus spending bill was passed by Congress on September 28, 2016, breathing life back into several important immigration programs that were scheduled to expire on September 30th.  The reprieve, however, is only good for a short period, as Congress must revisit this issue again on December 9th.  Those in the immigration sphere … Continued

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7 October 2016

SGG attorneys voted Southern California Top Women Immigration Lawyers…again!

SGG attorneys named to exclusive Super Lawyers list of Top Women in Southern California in Los Angeles Magazine Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP congratulates its Super Lawyers Top Women: Partners Kathy Grzegorek, Josie Gonzalez, and Heather Poole. Selected by peer review, our attorneys are trusted to handle diverse U.S. immigration cases. The Super Lawyers stringent selection process is what sets … Continued

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