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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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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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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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Marriage and Green Card

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…
Ayala Law P.A.
January 22, 2016
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Residentes Permanentes, Record Criminal y Viajes al Extranjero

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…
Ayala Law P.A.
August 10, 2015
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Lawful Permanent Residents, Criminal Convictions, and Travel

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…
Ayala Law P.A.
July 6, 2015
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Petición aprobada versus visa disponible—una confusión muy común

Una de las confusiones mas comunes para aquellos que buscan emigrar a los Estados Unidos (o traer un miembro de su familia) es la que se refiere a la conexión entre peticiones aprobadas y visas disponibles. No son la misma cosa. Muchas veces el inmigrante, o el peticionario del inmigrante, tiene una petición aprobada (Formulario I-130) en sus manos y piensa que esto les da…
Ayala Law P.A.
April 11, 2015