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Sofia Fratti of Fong Ilagan, Certified as a Foreign Legal Consultant by the State Bar of Texas

Sofia Fratti of Fong Ilagan, Certified as a Foreign Legal Consultant by the State Bar of Texas

November 18, 2019 (Houston, TX)- The Houston immigration law firm, Fong Ilagan, is proud to announce the certification of Sofia Fratti as a Foreign Legal Consultant by the State Bar of Texas. Sofia recently received her certificate and bar card from the State Bar of Texas making her an official Foreign Legal Consultant (FLC). Sofia joins an exclusive list of less than 75 individuals certified as FLCs in the state of Texas.
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Senior Attorney, Candida Paris, Speaks at the 2019 University of Texas’ Continuing Legal Education Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Senior Attorney, Candida Paris, Speaks at the 2019 University of Texas’ Continuing Legal Education Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

November 6, 2019 (Austin, TX)- Senior Immigration Attorney, Candida O. Paris, of the immigration law firm, Fong Ilagan, LLP, was invited to speak at the 43rd Annual Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) hosted by the University of Texas (UT) School of Law in Austin, Texas.
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What does the future look like for the H-1B Visa Program?

What does the future look like for the H-1B Visa Program?

Recent reports from the National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP) show that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is denying H-1B visa petitions at higher rates than ever. NFAP reports show in 2015 H-1B visas were being denied at a rate of 6%. This year, the denial rate is averaging a whopping 24%. Houston immigration attorneys, William Fong and Gary Ilagan, break down why this is happening, what the increase of denials means for employers and international employees, and what’s ahead for the H-1B visa program.

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5 Facts about the New EB-5 Rules

5 Things You Need to Know About the New EB-5 Visa Rules

The EB-5 Visa, otherwise known as the Immigrant Investor Program, came into existence in 1990 to stimulate the American economy. Through capital investment in job-creating real estate projects classified as New Commercial Enterprises (NCE’s), immigrant investors can secure conditional U.S. residency for themselves and their qualifying family members. Whilst this is the basic premise of the EB-5 Visa program, the regulations are numerous and are about to change considerably.
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Wilka Toppins to hold immigration Seminar in Mexico City

Fong Ilagan of Counsel Attorney, Wilka Toppins, invites you to join her in Mexico City

From the 5th through 14th August, Attorney Wilka Toppins will be holding a seminar in Mexico City, for the benefit of clients and businesses seeking immigration advice.

Wilka is a highly experienced business immigration attorney who has represented hundreds of individual investors and entrepreneurs from all over the world and worked with many privately owned international companies.
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Is Your Business at Risk from an ICE Audit?

Be Prepared for An ICE Audit

Do you recall the story of Tom Cat Bakery in New York City that lost 21 of their employees thanks to an ICE audit? Many advocacy groups felt the bakery mishandled the audit which got their employees fired. Some of the restaurants in the city stopped using their products. Google Tom Cat Bakery today and you’ll find articles about the protest but little else. Even their website isn’t exactly up to date. The audit hurt them and it’s hard to tell if they recovered from it.
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