As someone who grew up in New York City, I was always told that the Big Apple was the center of the universe. In this global world, it was always cool to think that I was in such an important place and that was part of my motivation to move back here in 2011 after eight years in Argentina, to be where everyone wanted to come and to help as many people get here as possible to make their American dreams come true.

Fast forward to 2020 and now New York, where SMA is based and where our legal team lives, is the epicenter of the Covid-19 virus. All of us are affected by this and it has changed the daily lives we lead, our routines, but it should not make us give up our dreams, just put them on hold for a little while. This affects all of us, not just Americans, but all of those who inhabit this country, including immigrant families and businesses which hire foreign nationals or are set up and run by them. Some of those people are my clients. I understand how scary this situation is, and I am here for all my clients, to guide them through the immigration process, the travel bans, the always-changing regulations that affect them today and in the future, and how all this intersects and overlaps with the coronavirus epidemic.

We are still working, albeit from our homes, for now, to help our clients and prospective clients from navigating the always-turbulent waters of the world of immigration, so that families can be reunited and kept together so that employers can continue employee hard-working employees and hire new ones so that entrepreneurs can establish their U.S. companies which add valuable products and services to the U.S. market and create American jobs.

I am appearing on national and local media outlets talking about how coronavirus is affecting immigrants and will continue to inform the world about what is happening to immigrants in the midst of this global crisis.

Please feel free to email me anytime any concerns or questions you have about U.S. immigration. I am here to help – that’s why I do what I do.


Stay safe and all the best,

Steve Maggi