National Interest Exemption Gutted

2021-03-07T17:16:56-05:00

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. [...]

National Interest Exemption Gutted2021-03-07T17:16:56-05:00

Trump is not leaving before setting more fires

2021-01-11T15:56:18-05:00

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 [...]

Trump is not leaving before setting more fires2021-01-11T15:56:18-05:00

The hardest year in half a century for immigrants

2019-12-09T14:32:42-05:00

The holidays are here and another year is about to come and go, but 2019 has been the hardest year in half a century for immigrants. The current administration has denied visas at astronomically rising [...]

The hardest year in half a century for immigrants2019-12-09T14:32:42-05:00

H-1B Transfer Activity Will Be Unprecedented

2019-07-03T08:51:14-04:00

On May 1, prospective employers who sponsored H-1B visa candidates this year began to get receipt notices for US Masters Cap cases. In the month to follow, employers will find out the fate of the [...]

H-1B Transfer Activity Will Be Unprecedented2019-07-03T08:51:14-04:00

Foreign National Students: Optional and Curricular Practical Training, Transition to H-1B Status and Individual Income Tax Filings

2019-03-01T18:12:55-05:00

Foreign students come to the U.S. for full-time study under the F-1 visa. In order to qualify for the visa, they must first apply to an authorized educational institution, which can include any private elementary [...]

Foreign National Students: Optional and Curricular Practical Training, Transition to H-1B Status and Individual Income Tax Filings2019-03-01T18:12:55-05:00

Immigration Status and Employment Laws in New York

2019-03-01T18:07:30-05:00

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 York2019-03-01T18:07:30-05:00

“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

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
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