Jennifer Grady, Esq. to Speak at Export Trade Assistance Partnership on Immigration in Today’s Global Economy on June 20

On June 20, 2019, Jennifer Grady, Esq. will be speaking at the Export Trade Assistance Partnership Program 2019 (ETAP) Session on International Shipping and Legal Issues covering export distribution considerations for US companies exporting abroad. This event is sponsored by the U.S Small Business Association and the Riverside County Economic Development Agency Office of Foreign …

How to Obtain Temporary Training or Employment in the United States as a Foreign Physician

Foreign physicians looking to advance their specialized careers in the United States can gain valuable experience and connections by working a physicians or fellows. Generally, there are two visa classification options available to foreign physicians seeking temporary employment or training in the United States: (1) the J-1 Exchange Visitor Physician Program, and (2) the H-1B …

Diversity Visa Lottery Now Open Until November 6, 2018 for FY-2019

From October 3 to November 6, 2018, citizens of certain countries may apply for a Green Card though the Diversity Visa Lottery.  Section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) provides for a class of immigrants known as “diversity immigrants,” from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States. A limited …

DHS Proposes Removal of the Entrepreneur Parole Rule- Comment period ends June 28

According to a post on the uscis.gov website dated May 25, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes an end the International Entrepreneur Rule (IE Final Rule), a program that allows certain foreign entrepreneurs to be considered for parole to temporarily come to the United States to develop and build start-up businesses here.  After …

USCIS Reaches FY 2019 H-1B Cap in Just Four Days

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On April 6, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reached the congressionally-mandated 65,000 visa H-1B cap for fiscal year 2019. USCIS has also received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet the 20,000 visa U.S. advanced degree exemption, also known as the “Master’s cap.” USCIS began accepting applications on Monday, …

The Grady Firm, P.C. celebrates its Sixth Anniversary

On March 19, 2018, The Grady Firm, P.C. celebrated its sixth anniversary.  Founded in 2012, the firm has evolved from assisting startups in the Silicon Beach area of Los Angeles, to adding immigration, employment, and intellectual property law departments with a network of twelve of-counsel attorneys in offices in Beverly Hills, Irvine, and San Diego, …

What to Do When DHS or ICE Comes Knocking at Your Door

By Anthony Mance, Esq. and Jennifer A. Grady, Esq. The Trump Administration has repeatedly indicated that it will take an aggressive and proactive approach to enforcing immigration laws. While it is not yet clear how and when this will translate into developed policy, it is prudent for employers to be prepared for increased oversight and …

USCIS Reaches FY 2018 H-1B Cap In Only 5 Days

Release Date: April 7, 2017 WASHINGTON - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached the congressionally-mandated 65,000 visa H-1B cap for fiscal year 2018. USCIS has also received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet the 20,000 visa U.S. advanced degree exemption, also known as the "Master’s cap." USCIS began accepting applications on Monday, …

E-1 Visa for Companies Doing More than Half of Their Business in the United States

The United States is signatory to a number of treaties with other countries, allowing individuals and companies to develop business opportunities in the United States. As a result, "E- Visas" are available to visitors to the US interested in trade and investment. As discussed in a previous post, E-2 visas are temporary visas based on a reciprocal commercial treaty between …

The Grady Firm Celebrates Its Fourth Anniversary

On March 19, 2016, The Grady Firm, P.C. celebrates its four year anniversary. We would like to thank our clients, colleagues, and referral partners for helping us reach this milestone, and for supporting our success along the way. Over the past four years, we have grown from helping Startups in Silicon Beach develop ideas into …

What’s the Difference Between the E-2 and EB-5 Investor Visas?

For foreign investors wishing to obtain a visa to live, work, and attend university in the United States with in-state tuition rates, there are two options available through the E-2 and EB-5 investor visa programs. The E-2 Visa requires less startup capital (around USD $100,000 to $250,000) and is the fastest way to obtain a …