Practice Leadership

The attorneys at SGG have published numerous cutting-edge articles on the subject of investor and entrepreneur immigration, and we are frequently invited to speak at leading EB-5 industry and professional conferences.  Mr. Stone is Editor-in-Chief of the book Immigration Options for Investors and Entrepreneurs, now in its third edition and widely regarded as the seminal work in the field. Mr. Stone regularly shares his expertise at professional seminars and meetings of immigration lawyers and is nationally recognized as a thought leader in the area of investment immigration..

Lincoln Stone

Lincoln Stone is a Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law as recognized by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.  Lincoln also is recognized as a preeminent immigration lawyer by peer-based ratings such as The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers publications.  Lincoln has more than 30 years experience as ... Read More

Elsie Hui Arias

Elsie Hui Arias is a partner at Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP.  She has been certified as a specialist in immigration and nationality law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization since 2007, a designation that is conferred upon only a very small percentage of immigration practitioners ... Read More

Michele Franchett

Michele Franchett is a partner at Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP.  She is admitted to the California Bar, and is a Certified Specialist in the practice of Immigration and Nationality Law.  She has over twenty years of experience in the field, and holds the highest, preeminent “AV” rating from Martindale ... Read More

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14 December 2018

Obtaining a Waiver to the Trump Travel Ban

On June 26, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the legality of Travel Ban 3.0 in its consideration of Trump v. Hawaii. Travel Ban 3.0 indefinitely restricts and/or suspends travel of individuals from the following countries to the United States: Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen. A waiver ... Read More

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14 December 2018

Increase in Number of I-9 Audits by ICE

At a recent meeting with Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in connection with a client’s I-9 audit, SGG attorneys asked the agent why there seemed to be a rash of audits targeting smaller employers.  The agent’s response to us was that ICE wants employers to know ... Read More

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25 October 2018

Public Benefits and “Public Charge” – What Do They Mean for Immigrants?

Clients sometimes ask whether there could be adverse immigration consequences as a result of their receiving various forms of public benefits.  Lately there has been confusion and misinformation circulating around this issue – in large part due to the leaking of documents that revealed the administration’s plan to change the ... Read More

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