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The changing face of diversity in the US

By | 2017-11-15T14:01:27+00:00 November 15th, 2017|US Immigration News|

The changing face of diversity in the US, based on Immigration Policy Changes by the Trump Administration – “Merit-Based Immigration” The memo titled “Immigration Principles and Policies” was published by the White House last week, and although this document is very vague, it does give us an idea of how the face of future immigrants

Coming To America Webinar

By | 2017-08-31T09:39:14+00:00 August 16th, 2017|US Immigration News|

Coming to America: Legal and financial planning challenges faced by practitioners when advising immigrant clients Thursday, August 17, 2017 | 2pm ET / 11am PT This webinar will review the legal issues/challenges to becoming a citizen and then discuss the financial and tax planning issues, including: • Income taxation of non-U.S. citizens • Treaty planning

Can Your Business Investment Bring You to the United States?

By | 2017-05-15T15:53:41+00:00 May 15th, 2017|E-2 Visa Attorney, H-1B Visa Attorney, L-1 Visa Attorney, O-1 Visa Attorney, SMA Immigration Law Frim Featured, Steve Maggi, Steven Maggi, US Immigration News, US Visas|

Business owners and investors are using Treaty Investor visa, also known as the  E-2 visa, to set up shop in the US. The E-2 visa allows passport holders from any of the 80 E-2 countries that have treaties with the US to set up businesses in the US. Those businesses can be franchises or operations

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

By | 2017-04-27T14:16:09+00:00 April 27th, 2017|america immigration, H-1B Visa Attorney, H1B Visa|

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 visas are processed and issued.with the goal of future H-1B visas going to highly paid, specially skilled applicants, and not

The H-1B Visa under Trump

By | 2017-02-21T14:34:23+00:00 February 21st, 2017|H-1B Visa Attorney, H1B Visa, SMA Immigration Law Frim Featured, Steve Maggi, Steven Maggi|

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 to hire foreign nationals to occupy professional positions that generally require a minimum of a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent

Building the Mexican Wall and Why It Won’t Solve America’s Illegal Immigration Problem

By | 2017-01-30T16:53:35+00:00 January 30th, 2017|america immigration, SMA Immigration Law Frim Featured, US Immigration News|

Building the Mexican Wall  and Why It Won't Solve America's Illegal Immigration Problem One of the hot topics in the U.S. presidential campaigns was what should be done with America's illegal/undocumented immigrants, and President Trump repeatedly promised that a wall would be built between Mexico and the U.S. Before Trump, both Presidents George W. Bush

The Trump Administration and the Effect on the E-2/E-1 Treaty Investor/Trader Visas

By | 2017-01-04T09:54:21+00:00 January 4th, 2017|america immigration, E-2 Visa Attorney, EB-5 Visa, H-1B Visa Attorney, L-1 Visa Attorney, O-1 Visa Attorney, SMA Immigration Law Frim Featured, Steve Maggi, US Immigration News, US Visas|

Since 1815, the U.S. has been signing bilateral treaties, including the E-1 treaty trader and E-2 treaty investor treaties, with other countries, that are ratified by Congress which allow citizens from other countries to get visas based on the establishment of businesses in the U.S. Essentially individuals from many of those 80 countries are eligible

Looking Forward to the Trump Era: U.S. Immigration

By | 2016-12-13T07:15:01+00:00 December 13th, 2016|SMA Immigration Law Frim Featured, Steve Maggi, Steven Maggi, US Immigration News|

Part I: The Future of Investor Visas Trump Bay Street development in Jersey City, New Jersey, a project of Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, is supposedly using $50 million from EB-5 investors. Why is this relevant? It signals that Mr. Trump is a proponent of foreign investment in the U.S. and that even his

Time to File Visa Petitions is Now: Fees Going up December 23rd

By | 2016-11-23T00:18:40+00:00 November 23rd, 2016|america immigration, SMA Immigration Law Frim Featured, Steve Maggi, Steven Maggi, US Immigration News|

{2 minutes to read} For the first time in many years, applicants will need to pay substantially higher fees for certain visa petitions. The fees are set to increase on December 23, 2016. If you file anytime before that date, you will only have to pay the current, less expensive fees. All documents submitted with

H-1B Transfer Season is in Full Swing!

By | 2016-11-21T13:10:29+00:00 November 21st, 2016|H-1B Visa Attorney, SMA Immigration Law Frim Featured, Steve Maggi, Steven Maggi, US Immigration News, US Visas|

{2:25 minutes to read}  What is H-1B transfer season? An H-1B visa is the type of visa used by companies to hire people for professional positions. Each year, USCIS starts to accept H-1B petitions on April 1st. There's a cap of 65,000 visas for non-US Master degree holders, and then 20,000 additional for US Master