Practice Leadership

The firm’s Business Immigration Practice leadership is comprised of a highly skilled group led by Kathleen Grzegorek, Josie Gonzalez and Yeu Hong.  This dynamic team of attorneys possess more than 68 years of experience in immigration law.  As a full-service firm, the SGG Business Immigration Practice Group represents individuals and companies in a vast area of specialties, dedicated to providing excellent legal representation making SGG one of the most trustworthy and reliable firms nationwide

Kathleen Grzegorek

Kathleen Grzegorek has been a California State Bar-Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law for over 20 years. She has over twenty-seven years of immigration experience serving a diverse client base with an emphasis on business immigration in the professional, high technology, academic, fine arts, scientific and entertainment fields. Clients ... Read More

Josie Gonzalez

Josie Gonzalez is a partner of Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP, and has represented employers in all aspects of immigration law for 30 years. She is a former public defender and criminal defense attorney. Ms. Gonzalez is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, where she received Bachelor’s, Master’s, ... Read More

Yeu Hong

Yeu S. Hong is a partner at Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP. Mr. Hong has practiced immigration law since 1998 and was employed at a Los Angeles based boutique immigration law firm for 13 years prior to joining Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP in 2014. He represents individuals and corporations ... Read More

Latest Info

25 April 2019

The H-1B Program - Trends and New Developments

A key component of the “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order signed by President Trump two years ago was to create more transparency in employment based visa programs, particularly the H-1B nonimmigrant visa category. To this end, USCIS created a public website, known as the  H-1B Employer Data Hub, to ... Read More

overcome visa denial
25 April 2019

EB-1 Backlog Continues for Fiscal Year 2019

The EB-1 visa backlog remains unprecedented in scope. Note, this category includes EB-1A, Extraordinary Ability; EB-1B, Outstanding Professors and Researchers; and, EB-1C, Intracompany Transferees serving in a managerial or executive capacity. The backlogs are particularly acute for those born in India and China. During a recent meeting with the American Immigration ... Read More

introduction of the RAISE act
10 April 2019

Litigating H-1B denials in the “Buy American and Hire American” era

In April 2017, President Trump issued an immigration-related executive order that has garnered significantly less attention than the “Travel Ban” order directed at restricting immigration from majority Muslim countries.  However, the “Buy American and Hire American” executive order (also called “BAHA”) has notably impacted the legal immigration system.  The stated ... Read More

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