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5 Things to DO When Renewing an L-1 Visa

By | 2016-06-14T17:23:06+00:00 June 14th, 2016|SMA Immigration Law Frim Featured, US Immigration News|

{4:23 minutes to read} The L1 visa is also called the Intra-Company Transfer. It is designed for multi-national companies to use in two contexts: — Foreign companies that recently set up a US subsidiary or branch office in the US (the most common type) — Existing US companies with foreign subsidiaries or branches that need

U.S. Embassies and Consulates—Duties and Powers

By | 2016-05-27T01:14:07+00:00 May 27th, 2016|SMA Immigration Law Frim Featured, US Immigration News|

{4:20 minutes to read} The U.S. currently has 294 physical embassies, consulates and diplomatic missions across the world. In addition to assisting U.S. citizens and U.S. green card holders abroad, these posts also adjudicate visa applications as well as final adjudications of immigrant visa petitions and waivers (legal pardons) for previous deportations/removals and criminal infractions.

States’ Rights vs. Federal Rights

By | 2016-04-27T20:03:40+00:00 April 27th, 2016|SMA Immigration Law Frim Featured, US Immigration News|

{4:22 minutes to read} If a new Supreme Court Justice isn’t appointed while President Obama remains in office, his DAPA plan might not come to fruition. In November 2014, President Obama announced his Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and lawful permanent residents, known as DAPA. He also announced the extension of the DACA program—Deferred

Top 5 Myths About Immigrants

By | 2016-03-02T15:03:50+00:00 March 2nd, 2016|SMA Immigration Law Frim Featured, US Immigration News|

https://youtu.be/i0fXTg1vtOI?list=PLKi-fQbduX4iUJQee_IJF03j7qnwHdvy8 {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: The

2016 – Update on EB-5 Investor Program

By | 2016-01-07T19:32:12+00:00 January 7th, 2016|SMA Immigration Law Frim Featured, US Immigration News|

https://youtu.be/jLK2WNg1SvE?list=PLKi-fQbduX4iUJQee_IJF03j7qnwHdvy8     {3:42 minutes to read} Congress just extended the Regional Center Program. The only change in the law is an extension of the effective date for the program through September 30, 2016. Why is this significant? — All indications are that this is the last window for investments at the $500,000 level. Before

U.S. Employers Thinking of Hiring Foreign Nationals for 2016: Get Ready for More of the Same

By | 2016-01-05T21:28:18+00:00 January 5th, 2016|SMA Immigration Law Frim Featured, US Immigration News|

The H-1B Visa Process By Steve Maggi, Esq. {4:42 minutes to read} Starting April 1, 2016, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B visa petitions, used by U.S. employers to hire skilled professionals from other countries. If lessons are to be learned from the past few years, employers who are

Celebrating 200 Years of UK/US Trade and Investment

By | 2015-12-01T16:24:19+00:00 December 1st, 2015|SMA Immigration Law Frim Featured, US Immigration News|

{3:48 minutes to read} In the wake of of the War of 1812, the United Kingdom and the United States signed 2 treaties, in 1815: — Treaty Investor Treaty — Treaty Trader Treaty Essentially, what that did was give individuals with U.K. citizenship the opportunity to procure visas under the categories of E-1, which is