How a Reluctance to Deport Pop Stars Strengthens US Immigration Policy
The State of Michigan announced last week that it received approval by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to operate a government run EB-5 regional center. The regional center will be the second state-run...more
On Friday, April 4, 2014, the United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division (“DOJ”) announced that, for the first time ever, the DOJ successfully extradited “an alleged price-fixer” on an antitrust charge. Romano...more
On April 4, 2014, the United States Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division (DOJ) announced the first-ever successful extradition on an antitrust charge. A German appeals court had approved the extradition of Romano...more
For the first time, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has successfully litigated an extradition of a foreign national on an antitrust charge. This extradition shows that the DOJ is still pursuing individuals it charged...more
Mar. 13, 2014 -- Lenni Benson, professor at New York Law School and Director of the Safe Passage Project, talks about the general reluctance within the American immigration system to deport sports and entertainment...more
Japan is one of the lower-risk countries for US companies in terms of compliance issues involving bribery and corruption.
Transparency International’s 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index places Japan 18th out of 177...more
On February 26, Representative Dave Camp (R-Mich.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, released his much-awaited comprehensive tax reform plan (the “Camp Proposal”). That proposal seeks to cut marginal tax rates...more
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting new H-1B petitions for Fiscal Year 2015 starting April 1, 2014. The allotted number of H-1B petitions that the USCIS will accept, known as the “H-1B...more
Many foreign nationals from India were disheartened to learn that the priority cut-off date for the EB-2 work visa recently retrogressed by nearly four years, further delaying the approval process....more
Multiple outlets are reporting that on February 26, 2014, Martin Lack, a Swiss investment adviser and former UBS banker, will plead guilty in the Southern District of Florida to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United...more
1. What role does the government of Taiwan play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment?
Three types of Taiwan government approval requirements may be relevant to direct foreign investment in...more
Bulletin shows minor to moderate advancement of cutoff dates in all EB-2 and EB-3 categories, with the exception of EB-2 India, which will remain unchanged.
The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released its March...more
Driver’s licenses in New York are generally valid for eight years. I just checked mine and see that it was last renewed in 2011 for an eight-year term expiring on my birthday in 2019. The issuance date and expiration date are...more
I. H-1B Nonimmigrant Season Opens on April 1, 2014, for Fiscal Year 2015 -
As most H-1B employers know, there is an annual quota on the number of new H-1B petitions that can be approved each federal fiscal year. The...more
Section 871(m) was enacted in 2010 to curb the perceived abuse of foreign persons using derivatives — primarily notional principal contracts (NPCs) or swaps — to replicate the ownership of an underlying U.S. equity without...more
Employers of L-1 transferees should now set up processes to deal with such visits.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced its intention to begin conducting worksite inspection visits to...more
In October 2013, California enacted several new laws that provide California workers, who are seeking to change their personal information, engage in whistleblower activity, or exercise their workplace rights, with expanded...more
It is no secret that U.S. courts are among the most favorable to plaintiffs, especially with regard to damages awards. For this reason, there has been a growing trend of foreign plaintiffs bringing law-suits in the U.S. even...more
Agreement Establishes Ongoing Collaborative Relationship Between the Two Entities -
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Charlotte District Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) entered into a Memorandum of...more
On January 14, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court in Daimler AG v. Bauman held that Argentinian plaintiffs could not sue a German car manufacturer in California for human rights violations allegedly committed in Argentina. The...more
The 2012 Report underscores the continued imperative for foreign investors to consider CFIUS issues when contemplating relevant US acquisitions.
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS)...more
EB-5 stakeholders must act to protect the integrity of the EB-5 investment market in the wake of the SEC fraud complaint against the International Regional Center Trust of Chicago, LLC. The EB-5 immigrant investor program...more
U.S. businesses are increasingly looking for growth opportunities abroad. A recent study showed that global businesses based in upstate New York achieved almost three times the growth rate and earned over 10% more in revenue...more
The following opinion piece by Susan Cohen appeared in the December 20, 2013 issue of VentureBeat and is reprinted here with permission.
The U.S. market is a magnet for foreign entrepreneurs. Yet the U.S. immigration...more
On November 7, 2013, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), issued an unpublished decision sustaining the denial of an adjustment application and holding that the respondent had failed to maintain lawful status during the...more
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