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Ayala Law Obtains Visas for Plaintiff in Mass Tort Litigation

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  In what was an uphill process, Ayala Law obtained special visas for over 33-plaintiffs and witnesses to travel for litigation in the United States. The Plaintiffs-Applicants are Peruvian citizens from a remote, poor area of the city of La Oroya, Peru. The plaintiff are part of a case filed in federal court in Missouri where they are seeking recovery from several corporate and individual…

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Can you Travel to the United States on a Visitor Visa to Litigate?

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The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) establishes that everyone is presumed to be an immigrant except, among others, certain categories of aliens visiting for business or for pleasure. Section 101(a)(15)(B) of the INA states that “ . . . an alien . . . having a residence in a foreign country which he has no intention of abandoning and who is visiting the United States…

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Are you Defenseless Against Federal Agents’ Abuses at Airports?

By | Admissibility, Admission, Blog, CBP, Civil Actions, Green Card, immigration, Immigration Law, Lawful permanent resident, News & Announcements, Visa | No Comments

There are several reports that Federal employees at ports of entry are taking measures that are breaching constitutionally protected rights. In the most recent, remarkable case, a US born citizen and a NASA-engineer employee was detained by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for no particular reason. This scientist posted the incident on his Facebook account and described how he was sent to a room for…

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Sobre la política “Pies secos, Pies Mojados”

By | Admission, Blog, Cuban Adjustment, Green Card, Immigration Law, News & Announcements, Noticias, Residencia | No Comments

La Ley de Ajuste Cubano (CAA, por sus siglas en ingles) es una ley que otorga a los ciudadanos cubanos, a sus cónyuges y a sus hijos la posibilidad de obtener la residencia permanente si han estado presentes físicamente en los Estados Unidos durante al menos un año y si han sido admitidos legalmente para ingresar al país (por ejemplo, que hayan ingresado con una…

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On Wet Foot; Dry Foot

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The Cuban adjustment Act (CAA) is a law that gives Cubans citizens, their spouses and children the possibility of getting a green card if they have been physically present in the US for at least one year and have been admitted or paroled (i.e.: entered with a visa or a parole document). A law is an act of congress, not the president.[1] The famous “Wet…

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La visa E y los beneficios para su cónyuge e hijos

By | Admission, E-Visa, immigration, Immigration Law, Noticias, Peticion familiar, Residencia | No Comments

Mucha gente que quiere vivir en los Estados Unidos no tiene un miembro de la familia que pueda solicitar una visa por ellos o un empleador que pueda patrocinarlos. Muchos de estos inmigrantes, tienen una necesidad urgente de buscar otro país donde vivir, uno con mayor estabilidad política, en la que puedan hacer negocios de forma segura y proteger a sus familias. No tienen el…

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Marriage and Green Card

By | Admissibility, Admission, Blog, Green Card, immigration, Immigration Law, Lawful permanent resident, LPR, misconceptions, Residencia | No Comments

I am constantly faced with the following question/fact pattern: My boyfriend and I love each other a lot. She is a US Citizen. If we marry, in how long will they send me my green card? The truthful (kind of mean) answer to this question is: Never. There is a huge confusion out there as to how the US government is organized. This would obviously…

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Residentes Permanentes, Record Criminal y Viajes al Extranjero

By | Admissibility, Admission, CBP, Deportation, Lawful permanent resident, Noticias, NTA, Removal, Travel Abroad | No Comments

No es poco común recibir una llamada de un residente permanente (LPR por sus siglas en ingles) que viaja al extranjero por vacaciones o negocios y que, para sorpresa suya, se encuentra detenido por la Agencia de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP por sus siglas en ingles). Cuando CBP detiene a un residente permanente, en lugar de admitirlo y dejarlo entrar al país, por lo…

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Lawful Permanent Residents, Criminal Convictions, and Travel

By | Admissibility, Admission, Blog, Deportation, DHS, Green Card, ICE, Immigration Law, Lawful permanent resident, LPR, NTA, Removal, Travel Abroad | No Comments

It is not uncommon that I receive a call from a long time Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) who travels abroad for vacation or business who, to his/her surprise, is detained by Customs and Border Protection (CBP). When CBP detains an LPR, instead of admitting her and letting her into the country, it is usually because they have concerns regarding the “admissibility” of that LPR. Concerns…

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