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Germany does not favor dual citizenship. German citizenship expires by operation of law at the moment the citizenship of another country is accepted. This rule deprived many Germans living in the U.S. of German...more
The U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act currently allocates 10,000 “EB-5” immigrant visas per year to qualified individuals seeking Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) status - also known as a “green card” - on the basis of...more
Based on information provided by the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) and various year-end publications about the actions brought against employers for immigration violations in 2012, we have compiled a short list of...more
Pact Establishes Ongoing Collaborative Relationship Between the Two Entities
DETROIT - The Detroit Field Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with...more
In this article, it is shown that there is in the country of the United States two citizens; a citizen of the United States and a citizen of a State who is not a citizen of the United States using the waters that surround...more
Critical EB-5 Regional Center, E-Verify, and Physician Conrad 30 Programs Reauthorized Until September 30, 2015 - Foreign Physicians Face New Licensure Hurdles
On September 28, 2012, President Obama signed into law S....more
Originally published in Insights Legal Affairs.
Do you own a vacation home in Mexico? Have a bank account in Hong Kong? Has your spouse retained Canadian citizenship? Are you a long-term U.S. resident who was born in the...more
While the United States has long maintained sanctions on Iran and has expanded those sanctions several times recently, none of those recent actions has had such a direct impact on U.S. companies as the Iran Threat Reduction...more
Information regarding nonresident alien deposits in the United States could be provided to foreign governments as of January 2013, raising concern among non-U.S. residents holding deposits in the United States....more
Introduction: While Canada and the United States share very close bilateral ties, and there are many similarities in our governance and laws, there are also some very distinct and important differences that are relevant to...more
On Friday, June 8, 2012, President Obama signed into law H.R. 3992, which permits otherwise eligible Israeli nationals to receive E-2 non-immigrant visas to the United States as investors. Both the Senate and the House...more
WITH THE NEW TAX LAW, through FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT SCHEME; AS INVESTOR, ENTREPRENEUR, DOING BUSINESS WITHIN NIGERIA FREE TRADE ZONES:
You have right, to do business in Nigeria without paying tax in return, as a result...more
On June 26, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that its 2009 and 2011 offshore voluntary disclosure programs have generated more than $5 billion in revenue for the U.S. Treasury and released new FAQs with...more
Effective July 1, all E visa adjudications in Mexico will be centralized in three visa posts and all supporting documents must be presented in a standardized format.
The EB-5 Regional Center Investor Program will sunset on September 30, 2012. Congress is expected to reauthorize the program, but we could be waiting until the end of September before a vote on the issue. This will certainly...more
Additional changes will further restrict employers' use of the Tier 2 (Sponsored Skilled Worker) category, and the increased maintenance requirement will impose a greater burden on migrants.
In line with its goal to...more
Discover that before the Fourteenth Amendment, a citizen of a State was recognized under international law with the nationality of a citizen of the United States. A citizen of the United States was also a citizen of the...more
The EB-5 program, a pathway to U.S. citizenship for foreign investors via the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (“USCIS”) Immigrant Investor Program, has been a vehicle for domestic economic stimulation and...more
Since the Fourteenth Amendment and the Slaughterhouse Cases, there is a citizen of the United States, and a citizen of a State who is not a citizen of the United States.
A citizen of the United States is...more
GRASMICK'S BORDER REPORT:
U.S. Immigration for Canadian Businesses and Professionals
January 19, 2012
IN THIS ISSUE:
1. NEW L-1 BORDER PROCEDURES
2. IN PRAISE OF...more
The seventh in a series on blunders made by the Supreme Court of the United States. In this article the case of the Slaughterhouse Cases (83 U.S. (Wall. 16) 36, 1873) is reviewed. The blunder made is that one born or...more
At the time of the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in Dred Scott v. Sanford, in the year of 1856, there were black citizens as well as black slaves. Black citizens were descendants of blacks who were...more
Florida should become even more alluring to foreign investors and international real estate buyers if the United States Congress passes the proposed “Visa Improvements to Stimulate International Tourism to the United States...more
Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 has been defined to have both fundamental privileges and immunities as well as common privileges and immunities.
After the adoption of the Constitution of the United States of...more
A citizen of a State who is not a citizen of the United States is entitled to privileges and immunities of a citizen of the several States, under Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 of the Constitution of the United States of...more