Summer 2016



Originally published July 19, 2016


28 July 2016

Driver’s Licenses and Adjustment of Status

Originally published July 19, 2016 AB 60 driver’s licenses suffice for purposes of authorized driving in California and is acceptable in connection with Forms I-9.  Auto insurance companies are also not permitted to distinguish between the two types of licenses in setting rates.  Nevertheless, drivers should be aware that the AB 60 driver’s license is … Continued

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28 July 2016

Department of State Revoking Non-Immigrant Visas for DUI Arrests

A recently published regulation authorizes the U.S. Department of State to immediately revoke any non-immigrant visa upon notification that a visa holder has an arrest or conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs within the past five years, unless the arrest has already been addressed within the context of a previous visa … Continued

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28 July 2016

The End of Internships?

Federal and state governments have begun to crackdown on unpaid internships, which they say violate minimum wage laws. The U.S. Labor Department claims to be targeting firms that fail to pay interns properly, and to be increasing efforts to educate firms, colleges and students on compliance with labor laws.  According to a fact sheet released … Continued

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28 July 2016

Entering the U.S. with an Expired Visa

In most cases, foreign nationals who are not permanent residents require a visa to lawfully enter the United States.  However, there are a few exceptions, including automatic visa revalidation.  Certain foreign nationals availing themselves to this exception may return to the United States after visiting Canada, Mexico, or adjacent islands for less than 30 days … Continued

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28 July 2016

Supreme Court Declines to Interfere in DAPA/DACA

On June 23, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision in U.S. v. Texas, essentially declining to reverse lower court decisions that had halted implementation of the Executive Actions that President Obama announced in November 2014. As a result, the government is precluded from implementing Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (“DAPA”) and … Continued

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28 July 2016

SGG Achieves Long-Sought Visa for Navy Seaman and Spouse

The Firm’s persistence finally paid off when – after nearly four years of pro bono work – we achieved success for a US Navy seaman whose wife had been denied entry to the United States due to an incident that occurred when she was a minor.  A team of SGG attorneys and paralegals approached the … Continued

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