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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

Hiring Foreign Workers Means Proving Your Ability To Pay Them The Prevailing Wage

By | 2016-09-13T20:34:23+00:00 September 13th, 2016|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|

E-2 Visa Attorney – H-1B Visa Attorney. Employers sponsoring foreign workers for green card employment must show that they have the ability to pay the new worker’s wages. When hiring through the EB-2 or EB-3 visa categories, employers must present all proposed job duties and minimum requirements for the position, and the Department of Labor

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

Visa Options for U.S. Real Estate Professionals Looking to Expand Foreign Clientele

By | 2015-11-23T22:49:58+00:00 November 23rd, 2015|SMA Immigration Law Frim Featured, US Immigration News|

Please find a brief guide to visa options for U.S. real estate professionals looking to expand their foreign clientele here. This guide comes from several years of attending and presenting at real estate conferences and the questions that have been raised by real estate professionals.

Entrepreneurial Visas: The Extraordinary Ability Visa – EB-1

By | 2015-05-18T21:29:53+00:00 May 18th, 2015|SMA Immigration Law Frim Featured, US Immigration News|

{4 minutes to read} One of the most underutilized visa categories is the EB-1, extraordinary ability green card. It is actually an employment-based category, but does not require an employer. The EB-1 can be used by individuals who are at the top of their fields and can self-sponsor their green card.

Covering All Bases in the H1-B Visa Process

By | 2015-02-12T04:04:29+00:00 February 12th, 2015|SMA Immigration Law Frim Featured, US Immigration News|

{Time to Read: 4 minutes} Starting April 1, 2015, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H1-B visa petitions, used by U.S. employers to hire skilled professionals from abroad. If lessons are to be learned from the last two years, employers who are serious about hiring a foreign national should start

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

By | 2015-02-12T03:52:01+00:00 February 12th, 2015|SMA Immigration Law Frim Featured, US Immigration News|

{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.