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

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

“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

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

2017-04-27T14:16:09-04:00

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-1B2017-04-27T14:16:09-04:00

The H-1B Visa under Trump

2017-02-21T14:34:23-05:00

President Donald J. Trump recently announced plans to issue an executive order which would change the way the H-1B visa is used by U.S. employers. The “specialty occupation” visa is essentially used by U.S. employers [...]

The H-1B Visa under Trump2017-02-21T14:34:23-05:00
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