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Five Amazing Books I Read In 2017

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By Eduardo Ayala. Normally I use this blog to give some news about our firm or share some recent research in one of our cases. Today, I make an exception. I want to use it to recommend you five amazing books I read in 2017.    1. The conscience of a conservative, Jeff Flake. Politically I am an independent. Maybe a little bit of libertarian. (I…

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Porque tengo que esperar hasta los 15 años para ser elegible para DACA?

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La gente (a veces niños menores) me preguntan esto frecuentemente. Porque un joven de 15 años que vino a los Estados Unidos (EEUU) de niño puede tener DACA y yo de 14 (o mas joven) no soy elegible? La respuesta es muy sencilla: disuadir. Las entidades del gobierno americano encargadas de asuntos migratorios quieren asegurarse que sus políticas no incentivan a la gente a inmigrar…

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Califico para la ley de los 10 anos?

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No, porque no existe. La gente me pregunta esto frecuentemente. Hay una idea generalizada, de que el código de inmigración (INA por sus siglas en inglés) tiene la llamada “ley de los 10 anos”, la cual le da derecho a ciertas personas a obtener la residencia (Green Card) si es que han estado viviendo en los Estados Unidos por más de diez anos. Para entender…

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Do I qualify for the 10-year rule?

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No, because it doesn’t exist. People ask me this question frequently. There is this misconception out there that the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) has a 10-year rule, which entitles some to get green card if they have been living in the country for 10 or more years. To understand where this belief comes from we need a little bit of background. There are two…

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Puedo obtener la residencia si me caso con un cubano-americano?

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Si encuentras uno, quizás. La gente me pregunta esto seguido, usualmente tratando de saber si pueden obtener los beneficios—a través de un matrimonio—de la ley de ajuste cubano (CAA por sus siglas en inglés). La verdad es que no existen cubano-americanos en los Estados Unidos (al menos para efectos de leyes de inmigración). Pero mi novio nació en Cuba y después se volvió ciudadano americano!…

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Can I get a Green Card if I marry a Cuban-American?

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If you find one, maybe. People constantly come to me with this question; usually in the context of trying to obtain the benefits—through spousal relationship—of the Cuban Adjustment Act (CAA). The truth is that there are not Cuban-Americans in the United States (at least for immigration purposes). There are Cubans, and there are Americans. But my boyfriend was born in Cuba and then he became…

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Can I get a Green Card if I marry a US Citizen? The toughness of section 245 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)

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(Spanish translation coming soon) There is this generalized belief among immigrants that, if they are in the country, in any status, and they are good people (paid their taxes, have been good parents, spouses, go to church, etc), and they marry a US citizen, then they are entitled to “get papers”, to use the common talk of many of the dozens of people I see…

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Ayala Law PA engaged by multinational corporation in Intellectual Property Litigation

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Proculogistics Inc retained Ayala Law PA to file lawsuit against several defendants on issues related to trademark misappropriation, fraud, conspiracy and breach of contract. Proculogistics is a multinational corporation with operations in Dubai, Caracas, Santo Domingo and Florida. The core of its business consists on importing and selling large quantities of vehicles to South America. The volume of its trading involved sometimes the shipment of thousands…

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