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What is a Permanent Labor Certification? Read to Find Out.

A Permanent Labor Certification (PERM) is a document issued by the United States Department of Labor (DOL) that certifies that there are no qualified and available U.S. workers for a specific job opening in a specific area of intended employment. This certification is required for an employer to sponsor a foreign worker for permanent residence (green card) in the United States. The PERM process begins…
Ayala Law P.A.
January 18, 2023
Immigration Law

Ayala’s Case Against Akima Global Services, an ICE Prison Contractor, Survives Dismissal and Moves Forward

Ayala’s is proud to announce that its case against Akima Global Service (Akima), a prison contractor for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), survived Akima’s motion to dismiss. The Complaint was filed in federal court in October 2020 by Mr. Alejandro Mugaburu, a peruvian immigrant. The lawsuit is based on the discriminatory and abusive treatment that Mr. Mugaburu received while in DHS and ICE custody…
Ayala Law P.A.
September 29, 2022
Immigration

The Biden Administration Ends Trump Era Public Charge Rule—What You Need to Know

In good news for green card hopefuls, the Biden administration has ended the Trump era revised “public charge” rule. Under the public charge rule immigrants who rely on government cash benefits could be denied immigration benefits. The Trump administration updated the rule to include non-cash benefits such as housing assistance or health benefits, for example. Those who received such benefits for more than 12-months within…
Ayala Law P.A.
September 9, 2022
Immigration

Three Things You Must Know About the US International Entrepreneur Parole Program

Three Things You Must Know About the US International Entrepreneur Parole Program. The International Entrepreneur Parole Program (IEP) is a program that gives a foreign entrepreneur a temporary permit to stay in the United States while he/she is trying to obtain approval of another, business type generally, visa. Here are three important things you must know about the IEP: First, in order to qualify for the IEP, the foreign national must…
Ayala Law P.A.
August 17, 2022
E-Visa

¿Qué países de Sudamérica Califican Para la Visa E-2 de Inversionista?

Traer un negocio—y sus dueños o empleados—puede ser una transacción bastante complicada. Afortunadamente, ciertos países cuentan con un tratado de comercio con los Estados Unidos y califican para la llamada visa E-2. Si bien nada es simple cuando se habla de inmigración de negocios, la visa E-2 tiene ciertas ventajas que la hacen más fácil que otras visas como la EB-5 o L1-A. A diferencia…
Ayala Law P.A.
July 26, 2022
Immigration Law

Supreme Court Rules That Federal Courts Cannot Review Factual Findings of Immigration Officers

In a 5-4 decision, the US Supreme Court held that federal courts do not have jurisdiction to review factual determinations made during discretionary-relief immigration proceedings under 8. U.S.C §1255 and 8 U.S.C. §1252(a)(2)(B)(i). In the case, Patel, the Petitioner had entered the United States illegally and later applied for residence status. While his petition for a green card was pending, Patel checked a box in…
Ayala Law P.A.
June 28, 2022
Immigration

Have You Heard of the International Entrepreneur Parole Program? Read to Find Out

  The International Entrepreneur Parole Program (IEP) is a program that gives a foreign entrepreneur a temporary permit to stay in the United States while he/she is trying to obtain approval of another, business type generally, visa. In order to qualify for the IEP, the foreign national must prove: Possession of a substantial ownership interest in a start-up entity created within the past five-years in…
Ayala Law P.A.
June 9, 2022
Immigration

Ayala’s Case Against Immigrant Prison Contractor Featured in The Daily Beast

  Ayala’s case against Akima Global Services, LLC, a subcontractor of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency to run immigrant detention centers, was recently featured in the Daily Beast. The article highlights among others, the recent 191 million arrangement between the US and Akima to furnish food, guards and transportation to immigrants. An arrangement that is questionable given Akima’s track record in treating immigrants. Akima…
Ayala Law P.A.
May 27, 2022
ImmigrationUncategorized

Ayala Represents Ukrainian Nationals in Their Asylum Application.

Ayala is proud to announce that it is representing two female Ukrainian nationals in their petition for Asylum in the United States. The clients, in their mid-twenties, had left Kyiv for a pre-planned vacation to Mexico. In the middle of their trip, they learned of the Russian invasion and the Russian regime’s plan to overtake their home town of Kyiv. Shortly thereafter, all flights to…
Ayala Law P.A.
May 20, 2022
Immigration

Ayala Obtains E-2 Business Visa Approval for Swiss Entrepreneur

Ayala is happy to announce that it has obtained the approval of its client E-2 visa. The E-2 nonimmigrant visa allows a person of a country that has a treaty of commerce with the U.S. to be admitted to the U.S. when investing a substantial amount of capital in a U.S. business. Certain employees of the E-2 Investor or of a qualifying organization may also…
Ayala Law P.A.
May 5, 2022