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GREEN CARDS IN LESS THAN A YEAR THROUGH INVESTMENT

Foreign investors looking for freedom and flexibility to live and work in the United States in a way accommodating to their lifestyles, should consider the little-known EB-5 investor category. Since the regulation first...more

IMMIGRATION-RELATED AUDITSBY THE GOVERNMENT: WHAT EMPLOYERS NEED TO KNOW

There are three potential “hot spots” for audits and investigations for the government related to the immigration and nationality laws. The first has to do with the documentation that the employer is required to maintain in...more

EB-2: National Interest Waivers Provide Individuals with Permanent Status.

A foreign national may apply for lawful permanent residence status (green card), and seek a waiver of the job offer and labor certification requirements, by establishing that his or her admission to permanent residence would...more

AMERICAN DREAM ACT

Congressman Howard Berman (for himself, Mr. Lincoln Diaz-Balart of Florida, Ms. Roybal-Allard, and Ms. Ros-Lehtinen) introduced the “American Dream Act” (Bill H.R.1275) on March 1, 2007 in the House of Representatives to...more

Visitor B-1/B-2 VISAS

B-1/B-2 visas are the most common nonimmigrant visas used for temporary entry into the United States. B-1 visas are typically used for business-related visits while B-2 visas are used for pleasure-related visits. With few...more

ADJUSTMENTOF STATUS

Adjustment of status (AOS) is the process used by a foreign national who is physically present in the United States to become a lawful permanent resident (LPR). AOS is an alternative to obtaining an immigrant visa through a...more

How to Follow the New California Law that Penalizes Businesses for Misclassifying Employees

One of the most interesting and controversial laws taking effect in 2012 involves greatly increased penalties for the willful misclassification of employees as independent contractors. I litigated quite a few class actions...more

Statutory Maternity Pay

On 14 March 2011 the draft Statutory Maternity Pay (Compensation of Employers) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SI 2001/725) were laid before Parliament. The draft regulations provide that, from 6 April 2011, the additional...more

Her Majesty's Court Service (UK) and Tribunal Service to merge on 1 April 2011

With effect from 1 April 2011, Her Majesty’s Court Service (HMCS) will merge with the Tribunals Service to form a new, single organisation: HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS), which will be responsible for all...more

PRESS RELEASE FROM USCIS ABOUT ITS NEW BLOGSITE

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Launches 'The Beacon - The Official Blog of USCIS' WASHINGTON, March 16 - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently unveiled The Beacon – the agency's official blog...more

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