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Foreign National Students: Optional and Curricular Practical Training, Transition to H-1B Status and Individual Income Tax Filings

By |2019-03-01T18:12:55-04:00March 1st, 2019|H-1B Visa Attorney, H1B Visa|

Foreign students come to the U.S. for full-time study under the F-1 visa. In order to qualify for the visa, they must first apply to an authorized educational institution, which can include any private elementary or secondary school, community or junior college, university or language institute. Once they apply to that institution and are accepted

Immigration Status and Employment Laws in New York

By |2019-03-01T18:07:30-04:00March 1st, 2019|america immigration, H-1B Visa Attorney, Steve Maggi, Steven Maggi|

Foreign workers in the U.S. occupy every position from farmhand and dishwasher to engineer, doctor and CEO, and their visas and legal statuses also vary greatly. For the majority of the twelve-plus million undocumented immigrants, there is no such thing as legal employment, and therefore employers are not supposed to hire them at all. As

The Government Shutdown: How is it affecting immigration cases? by Kate Chaltain, Esq

By |2019-01-31T16:53:49-04:00January 31st, 2019|america immigration, E-2 Visa Attorney|

On Monday, January 21st, we entered the sixth week of the federal government shutdown, making it the longest shutdown of the federal government in U.S. history.  Government agencies that receive federal appropriations and are not deemed “essential service” providers do not have the required funding to continue operating and have been shuttered until further notice.

Anchor Babies, Birthright Citizenship and SMA’s Family Immigration Practice

By |2018-11-06T18:40:45-04:00November 6th, 2018|SMA Immigration Law Firm, SMA Immigration Lawyers, Steven Maggi, US Immigration News|

SMA has been helping reunite and keep together families through different immigration processes since 2004. This includes bona fide marriages where one or both of the spouses lives outside the U.S., or where they are both in the U.S. It also includes U.S. citizens petitioning for their foreign parents, children or siblings. This does not

Anchor Babies, Birthright Citizenship y la práctica de inmigración familiar de SMA

By |2018-11-06T18:38:02-04:00November 6th, 2018|práctica de inmigración|

Desde el 2004 y través de diferentes procesos inmigratorioSMA Law Firm ha estado ayudando a reunir y a mantener a muchas familias juntas. Entre uno de estos procesos se encuentra el matrimonio de buena fe donde uno o ambos cónyuges viven afuera de los EE.UUodonde ambos se encuentran dentro de los EE.UU. Otro de los

“Outside-In Immigration”

By |2018-10-17T16:53:50-04:00October 16th, 2018|america immigration, E-2 Visa Attorney, EB-5 Visa, H-1B Visa Attorney, H1B Visa, L-1 Visa Attorney, SMA Immigration Law Firm, SMA Immigration Lawyers, Steve Maggi, Steven Maggi|

SMA Law Firm has its origins in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where its founder, Steve Maggi, set up shop in 2004 and started offering U.S. immigration legal assistance to people and companies from his native Argentina. What developed from that was a specialization in what we call “Outside-In Immigration”. What does this mean? Essentially it means

USCIS Announces Alarming Changes in Immigration Petition Adjudications

By |2018-08-10T10:41:53-04:00August 9th, 2018|america immigration, E-2 Visa Attorney, EB-5 Visa, H-1B Visa Attorney, H1B Visa, L-1 Visa Attorney, Steve Maggi|

On July 13, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) posted a policy memorandum on its website, that provides guidance to USCIS adjudicators regarding their discretion to deny an application, petition, or request without first issuing a Request for Evidence (RFE) or Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID) when required initial evidence was not submitted or

When the Children Cry

By |2018-07-11T08:51:40-04:00July 11th, 2018|US Investor Visa|

Much like the phenomenon which occurred recently when the American public could no longer turn a blind eye to the police brutality which has been pervasive for over a century in this country, the flood of images of helpless immigrant children being separated from their families and placed in federal detention centers has finally reached

Hang On! Tips for Surviving the 2018 H-1B Roller Coaster Ride

By |2018-03-08T15:09:47-04:00March 8th, 2018|america immigration, H-1B Visa Attorney, H1B Visa, SMA Immigration Law Firm, Steve Maggi, Steven Maggi, US Visas|

The annual roller coaster ride known as the H-1B visa application process is about to go up the hill and come speeding down, with unknown twists and turns coming your way. For the next four weeks, employers are scrambling to decide whether to sponsor foreign nationals for professional positions, American university grads from foreign countries