On March 2, significant changes were made to the criteria for granting National Interest Exceptions to Presidential Proclamation 10143 (extending PP 9993), which suspends travel from Schengen countries, the Ireland and UK to the United States. [...]
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Whenever I advise a potential or existing client on the E-2 visa process, the inevitable question always pops up: “How much do I absolutely have to invest to qualify?, “How much is enough”. My answer [...]
With a painful transition of power underway, the attack on immigrants marches on until the last moments of the Trump administration. On December 31, 2020, the Trump administration issued a presidential proclamation extending the ban of entry [...]
My simple response is: More than ever! The entire direction of immigration policy can go in the direction of a potential shutdown of any immigration not deemed essential to the country's economy, i.e. a continuation [...]
Webinar report: NAF-BIZ New York – Update U.S. travel restrictions for Dutch businesses – 29 July 2020SMA Law Firm2020-08-18T11:46:04-04:00
TABS Webinar Report NAF-BIZ New York – Update travel restrictions for Dutch businesses – 29 July 2020 This document contains our interpretation of the webinar only. It’s not endorsed nor supported by the U.S. Consulate, nor NAF-BIZ. [...]
The National Interest Exception – Who can Use This Crucial Tool to Continue Doing Business in the U.S.SMA Law Firm2020-08-18T10:44:54-04:00
When the President issued a national state of emergency, one of the first steps he took was closing the borders and limiting the list of people who could enter the U.S. to U.S. citizens, green [...]
What does a great leader do in times of turmoil and adversity? Whatever your answer might be to that question, it is probably not that they find a scapegoat and start a hateful campaign to [...]
SMA Is proud to announce the official opening of our Netherlands office, SMA NL, headed by attorney Rinske Harlaar. Due to SMA’s strong relationship with the Dutch business community, we believe it is time to [...]
As of the end of May 2020, 40 million new Americans have filed for unemployment since the Covid-19 pandemic broke out. As part of President Trump’s deflect and re-direct strategy for re-casting doubts on his [...]
As I watch the videos of police violence perpetrated on innocent people of color all over America, it brings back images I saw as a child growing up in one of America's many ghettos, Spanish [...]