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What is an H-1B work visa? — A quick overview.

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An H-1B visa is a visa for foreign professionals coming to work in a specialty occupation. The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) defines the H-1B visa classification as a visa available for foreign professionals who will “perform services … in a specialty occupation.”[1] The INA defines “profession” as including “but not limited to architects, engineers, lawyers, physicians, surgeons, and teachers in elementary or secondary schools,…

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Abogado Ayala participara en webinar sobre inmigración organizado por Visa Franchise

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Visa Franchise estará organizando un webinar con el estudio de abogados, Ayala Law PA, el Jueves 22 de Febrero a las 8AM (Los Angeles)/ 11AM (New York). El webinar esta dirigido a todo extranjero interesado en inmigrar a los Estados Unidos a través de la visa E-2. Por favor, sírvase registrarse con anticipación en el enlace de abajo para recibir los detalles de el webinar antes del 22. Durante…

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Ayala’s Client Obtains E-2 Visa Approval In Buenos Aires

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Ayala’s Client Minnig Re LLC owner obtains approval of the E-2 visa application for him and his family. Minnig Re had invested in a Gelato Go franchise in the popular Sunset Place area in South Miami. article continues after image…    With the help of Visa Franchise and the top executives at Gelato Go, we were able to present to the Buenos Aires Embassy a…

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What is an E-2 Investor Visa to the United States?

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By Eduardo Ayala. An E-2 investor visa is a visa for citizens of certain countries to come to the U.S. to invest money in a business. To be eligible there must first be a “treaty of commerce and navigation” between the United States and the country of the foreign national.[1] For a list of treaty countries check the Department of State website list at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/fees/treaty.html….

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

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  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 “[a]ny alien…

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Cómo contar las inversiones realizadas en EE.UU. para la Residencia Permanente.

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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…

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How to Count Prior Investments in the US Towards an EB-5 Green-card

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  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…

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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?

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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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