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Greetings from the Epicenter

By |2020-03-27T14:05:05-04:00March 27th, 2020|US Investor Visa|

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

Travel to the US and the coronavirus

By |2020-03-15T15:28:28-04:00March 15th, 2020|US Investor Visa|

Coronavirus, as of March 15, 2020, is leading to mass implementation of “social distancing”, and at the same time life necessitates that people travel, which puts individuals at further risk of exposure. In order to try to stem the spread of the virus in the U.S., President Trump announced a ban under section 212(f) of

The Coronavirus and Public Charge Rule

By |2020-03-11T16:34:39-04:00March 11th, 2020|US Investor Visa|

Between the time I write this article and each one of you reads it, the information about Coronavirus will be different and its impact greater. Many of you may think what does the Coronavirus have to do with immigration law and immigrants? Many of you will not care about immigrants’ rights unless it directly hits

Where does one begin explaining what people really need to know about the government’s new “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds Final Rule”?

By |2020-03-01T14:26:06-05:00March 1st, 2020|US Investor Visa|

Part 1 – Explanations of the terms What is a Public Charge? The “public charge” inadmissibility test was established by law in 1883, allowing the federal government to deny a person a green card, an extension of a visa or admission into the U.S., which means the government has always withheld the right to exclude

The hardest year in half a century for immigrants

By |2019-12-09T14:37:15-05:00December 9th, 2019|america immigration, H-1B Visa Attorney, SMA Immigration Lawyers, Steve Maggi, Steven Maggi|

The holidays are here and another year is about to come and go, but 2019 has been the hardest year in half a century for immigrants. The current administration has denied visas at astronomically rising levels and this had led to a drop in visa petitions being presented etc., a vicious circle which feeds on

EB-5 Visa – The final countdown

By |2019-10-01T11:30:47-04:00October 1st, 2019|EB-5 Visa|

For the last five years, rumors swirled around the EB-5 about the program's uncertain future. Rumors included a discontinuance of the program or an increase in the investment amount. The program, which has generated billions of dollars in investment into the U.S. and hundreds of thousands of jobs for American citizens and green card holders,

The O-1 Visa Extraordinary Ability Visa and The Contracts Needed To Secure A Three Year Period

By |2019-09-26T05:59:07-04:00September 2nd, 2019|O-1 Visa Attorney, SMA Immigration Law Firm, SMA Immigration Lawyers, Steve Maggi, Steven Maggi, US Immigration News, US Investor Visa, US Visas|

The O-1 visa is a non-immigrant, or temporary work visa, which can last for up to three years at a time and has no limit on the number of extensions. Extraordinary ability visas encompass all professions, including business, science, education, athletics, and the arts. Since ability is a subjective standard, the law requires that it

The Trump administration further attempts to restrict rights of asylum seekers

By |2019-09-26T05:59:22-04:00August 11th, 2019|america immigration, SMA Immigration Law Firm, SMA Immigration Lawyers, SMA Lawyers Video, Steve Maggi, Steven Maggi, US Immigration News|

On April 29th President Trump released a memo instructing the Attorney General and the Secretary of Homeland Security to formulate regulations that will further restrict our humanitarian asylum laws for those seeking asylum protection at the southern border. The memo directs the implementation of regulations that will require asylum seekers to pay a fee to

H-1B Transfer Activity Will Be Unprecedented

By |2019-09-26T05:59:36-04:00July 3rd, 2019|america immigration, H-1B Visa Attorney, H1B Visa, SMA Immigration Lawyers, SMA Lawyers Video, Steve Maggi, Steven Maggi|

On May 1, prospective employers who sponsored H-1B visa candidates this year began to get receipt notices for US Masters Cap cases. In the month to follow, employers will find out the fate of the blind lottery used to determine which H-1B petitions will be adjudicated. Every year, USCIS starts accepting H-1B petitions on April

Why become a U.S. citizen?

By |2019-09-26T05:59:48-04:00June 9th, 2019|america immigration, Steve Maggi, Steven Maggi, US Immigration News|

In my profession, I get asked this question a lot. SMA assists many people to get permanent residence in the U.S., either through company sponsorship, self-sponsorship (extraordinary ability) or through family petitions or asylum applications, and the last step is to apply to become U.S. citizens, but not all people take that step, which begs