Donald Trump and the H-1B

2016-04-13T18:38:41-04:00

{5:30 minutes to read} Donald Trump has been very vocal with his opinions about the H-1B visa program. He has not been clear in terms of what his actual plan for the program is, but earlier this year he was quoted talking about how he would end the use of […]

Donald Trump and the H-1B2016-04-13T18:38:41-04:00

Top 5 Myths About Immigrants

2016-03-02T15:03:50-05:00

{6:54 minutes to read} In the current political environment, candidates, the media, and the pundits have thrown around a lot of myths regarding immigration and the negative impact the influx of foreign nationals may have on the U.S.  Here are 5 of the principle myths and the facts that disprove them.

Myth 1: […]

Top 5 Myths About Immigrants2016-03-02T15:03:50-05:00

The Beauty, Mystery & Anguish of Tibet Seen Firsthand

2024-05-03T10:44:01-04:00

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This spring, I realized a lifelong dream of visiting the sacred and ancient land of Tibet. As a mahayana buddhist, I always wanted to see the spiritual heartland of Tibetan buddhism. I flew to Beijing and took trains west, across China all the way to Lhasa, the […]

The Beauty, Mystery & Anguish of Tibet Seen Firsthand2024-05-03T10:44:01-04:00

H-1B Cap Solutions: The H-1B cap has been met for this year. Where can foreign nationals be sponsored and work?

2024-05-03T10:38:39-04:00

{4:40 minutes to read} What happens when you are a foreign national looking for a job and the H-1B visa has been met? You need to think outside the box and be strategic about your search. Here is a brief guide regarding H-1B cap-exempt sponsors.

This year approximately 2/3 of H-1B petitions were returned as […]

H-1B Cap Solutions: The H-1B cap has been met for this year. Where can foreign nationals be sponsored and work?2024-05-03T10:38:39-04:00

H-1B Porting: A Year-Round Solution for U.S. Employers

2015-06-08T22:43:38-04:00

{4:15 minutes to read} This year there were 233,000 petitions filed for 85,000 H-1B spots. Of the 233,000 petitions filed, 148,000 petitions were returned, envelope unopened. Essentially, those cases never existed and the employer must come up with a plan B.

In the following scenarios, the employer may want to explore the possibilities of “porting” […]

H-1B Porting: A Year-Round Solution for U.S. Employers2015-06-08T22:43:38-04:00

Entrepreneurial Visas: L-1 Intra-Company Transfer Visa

2021-12-29T08:45:11-05:00

{5 minutes to read} In my last blog, I discussed the E-2 investor visa for entrepreneurs.  In this blog, I want to talk about another kind of entrepreneurial visa, which actually is a little broader in scope than the E-2.

The E-2 is only available to people from countries that have treaties with the […]

Entrepreneurial Visas: L-1 Intra-Company Transfer Visa2021-12-29T08:45:11-05:00

A Great American

2015-02-25T22:35:14-05:00

{3:45 minutes to read} When I was 11-years-old and in 6th grade, I was going to school in Spanish Harlem. That year, I read the slave narrative of Frederick Douglass. My class went to Douglass’ former residence in Anacostia, Washington, D.C., where he had lived (close to where I lived when I went to […]

A Great American2015-02-25T22:35:14-05:00

News! News! – – Start Getting Your Documents in a Row for Expanded DACA

2015-02-12T03:52:01-05:00

{Time to Read: 1 1/4 minutes}  Since my last article was published on Executive Action and the new immigration reform, USCIS has announced that they will begin accepting applications for the now-expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals initiative (DACA) on February 18, 2015. […]

News! News! – – Start Getting Your Documents in a Row for Expanded DACA2015-02-12T03:52:01-05:00

No News is No News – – Don’t Be Scammed on Immigration Reform

2021-12-29T08:43:54-05:00

[Time to Read: 3.2 mins]

 We are almost a month into 2015 and so far there has been no news on immigration reform.  It looks like the regulations and the guidelines on the new remedies under the Executive Action won’t be released until at least mid-February.

Expectations are that the extension of the Deferred Action for […]

No News is No News – – Don’t Be Scammed on Immigration Reform2021-12-29T08:43:54-05:00

New Year Brings Growth and Exciting Changes for SMA Law Firm!

2024-03-04T12:39:07-05:00

[Time to Read: 3 mins] 2015 has just begun and already we have exciting news to share from SMA Law!

New Year’s News  #1

The Melbourne, Florida office of SMA Law Firm was launched as of January 1, 2015.  Launching a Florida office was a logical step for SMA, given the large number of immigrants […]

New Year Brings Growth and Exciting Changes for SMA Law Firm!2024-03-04T12:39:07-05:00

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