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

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

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

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

“Outside-In Immigration”

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

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

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

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

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

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

My view on President Trump’s 4 Pillars of Immigration Reform

At his first State of the Union address, President Trump announced his 4 Pillars of Immigration Reform. The pillars are: Dreamers' Path to Citizenship Securing the Border End of Diversity Lottery End of Chain Migration With any potential immigration reform, there is no perfect package that exists, but the one proposed by President Trump does

How I Feel About President Trump’s (sh**thole) Comment

Six years ago, I wrote my first ever blog, titled “U.S. Immigration Policy: Don’t give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”, discussing the trend towards an increasingly selective and contradictory immigration system. On the eve of comments by President Trump which referred to immigrants from Central America, the Caribbean,

The changing face of diversity in the US

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

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