Birthright Citizenship – It is time for a real overhaul of the system to reward those who follow the laws and punish those who don’t

2024-05-09T12:06:37-04:00

Immigration and Birthright Citizenship – What We Need to Do to Deal with It.

Let’s face it – this country is a disaster on so many fronts. The government finally woke up out of its century-and-a-half-long slumber to establish Juneteenth. Yes, slavery happened, and it lasted four centuries and this country was built on the […]

Birthright Citizenship – It is time for a real overhaul of the system to reward those who follow the laws and punish those who don’t2024-05-09T12:06:37-04:00

The final immigration hurdle: filing for removal of conditions on a spousal application for a green card.

2024-05-03T10:45:09-04:00

What happens when couples come face-to-face with the final immigration hurdle? Many people think that once the original petition for an immigrant spouse (I-130) is approved the application for removal of conditions is a mere formality. In fact, this is where USCIS will scrutinize the application the most. Removal of conditions allows the foreign […]

The final immigration hurdle: filing for removal of conditions on a spousal application for a green card.2024-05-03T10:45:09-04:00

The Beauty, Mystery & Anguish of Tibet Seen Firsthand

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

{2:42 minutes to read}

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

Big Changes Possibly in Store for the EB-5 Visa Program

2024-05-03T10:40:38-04:00

{5:24 minutes to read} Article by Kevin Dowling

A significant portion of the visas issued under the EB-5 visa program have gone to investors who have invested using “Regional Centers.” The law which provides for Regional Centers was initially described as a “Pilot Program” when originally adopted in 2003, and has […]

Big Changes Possibly in Store for the EB-5 Visa Program2024-05-03T10:40:38-04:00

Coming to America on the “Franchise” Visa

2024-05-03T10:40:02-04:00

{5:06 minutes to read} Today we’re going to talk about the E-2 visa and how it applies to franchises. As we’ve talked about in previous articles, the E2 visa allows foreign investors to set up a U.S. company, invest in that company, and obtain a visa to run the company for up to 5 […]

Coming to America on the “Franchise” Visa2024-05-03T10:40:02-04:00

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

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

2015: Turning Over a New Leaf in Immigration?

2024-03-04T12:31:42-05:00

[Time to Read: 5.2 mins]

The end of 2014 is almost here, so let’s look forward to 2015:

What will be the effect of this immigration reform?

I believe the primary effect of President Obama’s Executive Action will be to mobilize people who are undocumented. Potentially 5 million people can apply for the […]

2015: Turning Over a New Leaf in Immigration?2024-03-04T12:31:42-05:00

5 Questions on Immigration Reform

2024-03-04T12:28:47-05:00

1. What are the reasons for the Executive Action announced by the President on November 20th?

President George W. Bush gave a national TV address in May, 2006 to address the immigration problem in the U.S. and the need to reform the immigration system. He said that the vast majority of illegal immigrants […]

5 Questions on Immigration Reform2024-03-04T12:28:47-05:00

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