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When does a diplomat have “compelling reasons” not to return?

  In certain situations, diplomats serving in the US face threats to their safety when their term is over and they have to go back to their home country. The reasons are diverse but are generally linked to political retaliation or change in circumstances in the home country. To address this situation, Section 13 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) states that “ny alien…
Ayala Law P.A.
December 14, 2017
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Cómo contar las inversiones realizadas en EE.UU. para la Residencia Permanente.

La visa de inmigrante EB-5 es una visa que permite hacerse residente permanente si invierte 1 millón de dólares (o 500k en ciertas circunstancias), y crea 10 puestos de trabajo para ciudadanos o residentes de los Estados Unidos. (Algún otro día hablaremos de lo que significa "10 puestos de trabajo". Hoy quiero hablar sobre cómo contar la cantidad de 1 millón cuando ya ha invertido…
Ayala Law P.A.
July 28, 2017
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How to Count Prior Investments in the US Towards an EB-5 Green-card

  An EB-5 immigrant visa is a visa that allows you to become permanent resident if you invest 1-million dollars (or 500k in certain circumstances) and create 10-jobs for US citizens or residents. (Some other day we’ll talk about what “10-jobs” mean. Today I want to talk about how to count the 1-million amount when you have already invested money in the US). When funds…
Ayala Law P.A.
July 11, 2017
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Ayala Law Obtains Visas for Plaintiff in Mass Tort Litigation

  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…
Ayala Law P.A.
July 3, 2017
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Can you Travel to the United States on a Visitor Visa to Litigate?

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…
Ayala Law P.A.
April 25, 2017
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Vivir en los Estados Unidos Invirtiendo en Bienes Raices en Miami

  En mi experiencia, muchas personas en todo el mundo quieren vivir en los Estados Unidos (EE.UU.) para disfrutar de la seguridad y la estabilidad que su sistema político proporciona. En América del Sur, por ejemplo, la mayoría de las personas con alto patrimonio saben que Estados Unidos nunca tendrá alguien en el poder que amenace las estructuras democráticas del país. La fuerte estructura constitucional…
Ayala Law P.A.
April 3, 2017
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Are you Defenseless Against Federal Agents’ Abuses at Airports?

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…
Ayala Law P.A.
February 20, 2017
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Sobre la política “Pies secos, Pies Mojados”

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…
Ayala Law P.A.
January 16, 2017
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On Wet Foot; Dry Foot

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. The famous “Wet…
Ayala Law P.A.
January 14, 2017
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La visa E y los beneficios para su cónyuge e hijos

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…
Ayala Law P.A.
June 14, 2016