Why become a U.S. citizen?

2019-06-09T18:00:39-04:00

In my profession, I get asked this question a lot. SMA assists many people to get permanent residence in the U.S., either through company sponsorship, self-sponsorship (extraordinary ability) or through family petitions or asylum applications, [...]

Why become a U.S. citizen?2019-06-09T18:00:39-04:00

Immigration Status and Employment Laws in New York

2021-12-29T08:49:20-05:00

Foreign workers in the U.S. occupy every position from farmhand and dishwasher to engineer, doctor and CEO, and their visas and legal statuses also vary greatly. For the majority of the twelve-plus million undocumented immigrants, [...]

Immigration Status and Employment Laws in New York2021-12-29T08:49:20-05:00

“Outside-In Immigration”

2018-10-16T14:42:26-04:00

SMA Law Firm has its origins in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where its founder, Steve Maggi, set up shop in 2004 and started offering U.S. immigration legal assistance to people and companies from his native Argentina. [...]

“Outside-In Immigration”2018-10-16T14:42:26-04:00

A Country Built on the Shoulders of Immigrants

2021-12-29T08:47:23-05:00

It seems obvious, doesn’t it? When the first boats from Europe came to the shores of what became colonies and then eventually the United States of America, the only native “Americans” were the Indians, the [...]

A Country Built on the Shoulders of Immigrants2021-12-29T08:47:23-05:00

USCIS Announces Alarming Changes in Immigration Petition Adjudications

2018-08-09T12:59:38-04:00

On July 13, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) posted a policy memorandum on its website, that provides guidance to USCIS adjudicators regarding their discretion to deny an application, petition, or request without first issuing [...]

USCIS Announces Alarming Changes in Immigration Petition Adjudications2018-08-09T12:59:38-04:00

Trump’s Vague and Empty Executive Order on H-1B

2021-12-29T08:50:22-05:00

President Trump signed a new Executive Order on April 18, 2017, two weeks after the H-1B season opened for Fiscal Year. The executive order commissions the Department of Homeland Security, to review the way the [...]

Trump’s Vague and Empty Executive Order on H-1B2021-12-29T08:50:22-05:00

Building the Mexican Wall and Why It Won’t Solve America’s Illegal Immigration Problem

2017-01-30T16:53:35-05:00

Building the Mexican Wall  and Why It Won't Solve America's Illegal Immigration Problem One of the hot topics in the U.S. presidential campaigns was what should be done with America's illegal/undocumented immigrants, and President Trump [...]

Building the Mexican Wall and Why It Won’t Solve America’s Illegal Immigration Problem2017-01-30T16:53:35-05:00

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