AILA Litigation Spotlight: Amy Maldonado and Ksenia Maiorova Successfully Challenge EB-1 Denial in Federal Court
AILA members Amy Maldonado and Ksenia Maiorova, together with Green and Spiegel, LLC, were victorious in overturning the denial of an EB-1 denial through the litigation in Lonergan et al. v. Jaddou (2:22-CV-02169-ES) in the District of New Jersey. Read a Q&A with the litigators.
AILA Doc. No. 22100751
A common refrain is that the U.S. is a nation of immigrants—that the spirit of America directly stems from the fact that most Americans have ancestors who are immigrants. We’re called a melting pot, where people come to achieve the “American Dream,” to settle their families, to work and start their businesses. Nearly half of Fortune 500 companies were started by immigrants or their children, including nearly two-thirds of U.S. “unicorns” (billion-dollar companies).
However, in the United States today, foreign entrepreneurs seeking to work or start businesses are left without a viable path to do so, and bringing manufacturing back to the U.S. is problematic in today’s challenging economy because securing foreign-born low and unskilled workers is so difficult. At the same time, many Americans express concern over the impact of immigration on the domestic labor market. The current immigration system is also problematic from an efficiency standpoint, as wait times for legal immigration grow longer year by year.
The church has used an obscure visa to bring in thousands of laborers — and benefit from their toil. David Spaulding of Green & Spiegel U.S., who spent 23 years as an Immigration officer overseeing investigations for a branch of the Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, weighs in.
A Pennsylvania judge ordered U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to reconsider Olando Espinal’s petition for his Turkish wife’s green card, saying the agency’s unreasonable delay in denying the petition unfairly hampered the couple’s ability to address the agency’s concerns. Katelyn Hufe Karahan of Green & Spiegel U.S., who represents the family, told Law360 on Thursday that her clients are thrilled that they may finally be able to receive their green cards and live in the U.S. together after nearly 12 years.
More than 20,000 international NCAA athletes are largely left out of an estimated billion-dollar NIL industry. A coalition of advocates led by NOCAP Sports’ Casey Floyd have launched a campaign to change restrictive immigration laws.
Discover which U.S. Immigration Services David can assist with, including Business Immigration, Investment-Based Immigration, Family-Based Immigration, Corporate Compliance, Customs, and Import & Export.
Precision Global Consulting • 21 OCT 2021
Amy Davies spoke to Marin Ritter, Partner & Co-Director at Green and Spiegel Midwest, LLC, to find out her advice for those hoping do business in the United States when travel is permitted for fully vaccinated passengers on November 8th, 2021.
British American Chamber of Commerce in Ohio • 3 JULY 2021
Join us as we bring you insights from key players in their industries on both sides of the pond.
SOFT LAND CENTRAL • 28 MAY 2021
A U.S. Immigration Update with Jonathan Grode, Green and Spiegel U.S.
2021 Pennsylvania & Delaware Super Lawyers Magazine • 26 MAY 2021
Dana Imperia helps sports stars get in the game.