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Author: Metin Caglar

Caglar Law Firm P.C. > Articles posted by Metin Caglar

L-1 VISAS FOR MANAGER, EXECUTIVES AND SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE WORKERS

                                                                                INTRODUCTION The L1 visa allows foreign companies to transfer executives and managers including business owners and specialized knowledge employees to a new or existing US office. L-1A Visa: Executive or Manager L-1A visa category allows employers based in the United States to transfer executives or managers from an affiliated foreign office to one of their offices in the United States. L-1A visa also allows...

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UPDATE FOR B-1/B-2 VISITORS WHO WANT TO CHANGE THEIR STATUS TO F-1 IN THE U.S.

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has made a new update for people who want to change their status from B-1 and B-2 (i.e., visitors who are in the United States for business and pleasure purposes) to F-1 status during their stay in the United States. Per the federal regulations, Before enrolling in a course of study, individuals who are in B-1 or B-2 status must first acquire F-1 (academic student) or M-1 (vocational student) status. Enrolling in a course of study while in B-1/B-2 status will result in a status violation. Individuals in B-1 or B-2 status, who have violated their...

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APRIL 2017 NEWSLETTER- US IMMIGRATION NEWS AND UPDATES

DHS ANNOUNCEMENT FOR H-1B VISA FRAUD AND CHANGES IN H-1B PROGRAM The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will look closely at any employer for hiring H-1B workers instead of Americans, and announcing plans to increase transparency on applicants and will increase site visits where employers have a relatively high ratio of H-1B workers. USCIS has also recently announced changes to the H-1B visa program that entry-level computer programming jobs would no longer automatically qualify as a "specialty occupation," that is the main basis for H-1B eligibility. EB-5 LAWS UP FOR VOTE ON APRIL 28TH According to a recent news article in the New York...

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BREAKING NEWS, UPDATES FOR IMMIGRATION LAW- MARCH 2017

URGENT REMINDER: YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO FILE FOR YOUR H-1B VISA! The time for filing cap-subject H-1B working visa is shrinking. We head towards the April 2017 lottery week from Monday, April 3rd, 2017 to Friday, April 7, 2017. As it was last year, the demand for H-1B visas this year is also expected to be high. We are ready to file you H-1B applications! BREAKING NEWS! TRUMP SIGNED NEW TRAVEL BAN EXECUTIVE ORDER ON MARCH 6TH, 2017. The Executive Order signed today on March 6th, 2017, imposes a 90-day suspension of entry to the United States of nationals of certain designated countries. For...

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LATEST U.S. IMMIGRATION LAW NEWS AND UPDATES

                                                   REFORMING THE H-1B PROGRAM/ CHANGES TO THE H-1B PROGRAM A new draft Executive Order plans to make several changes to U.S. Immigration rules such as the H-1B program used by US companies to fill their positions in the US. According to a recent article in Bloomberg News, the draft discusses overhauling work-visa programs such as H-1B. The H-1B visa is very popular among foreign nationals seeking work at companies in the U.S. Current caps for H-1B...

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E-1 Ticari Vizelerine Genel Bir Bakis

E-1 ticari vizeleri Amerika Birleşik Devletleri ile ticari antlaşmasi olan ulke arasinda çeşitli mal, para, teknoloji veya herhangi bir hizmetin ticareti ile uğraşmak için gelen ticaretcilere verilen bir vize türüdür. Ticaretcinin bu vizeye hak kazanabilmesi için su şartları sağlaması gerekir: 1- ABD ile ticaret anlaşması olan herhangi bir ülkenin vatandaşı olması (Türkiye bu anlaşmaya dahildir) 2- Yapılan ticaretin önemli oranda ve sürekli olması. Önemli oranda ticaretten kasıt uluslararası anlamda mal, para, teknolji ve hizmet akışının hatırı sayılır bir düzeyde olması ve sürekli yapilack olması demektir bir defaya mahsus yapılan ticaretler bu vizeye hak kazandırmaz. 3- Devam eden ana ticaret esas olarak ABD ile arasında ticaret anlaşması...

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Work permits for Asylum Applicants have been extended to two years, USCIS has increased fees for many immigration applications

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has increased the validity period for initial or renewal Employment Authorization for asylum applicants from one year to two years. This new rule will apply to all (c)(8)-based applications that are pending as of October 5th, 2016 and all such applications filed on or after October 5th, 2016. USCIS will increase many immigration filing fees at an average of 21%. Starting from December 23, 2016, I–485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status will increase from $985 to $1140, I–129/129CW Petition for a Non immigrant worker will increase from $325 to $460, I-130 Petition...

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Overview of General Partnerships

A General Partnership is an association of two or more persons to pool their money, skills, and other resources, and share profit and loss in accordance with terms of the partnership agreement. Unlike business corporations, formation of partnerships are easy and there is no state filing involves. They can be formed with an oral agreement but often the oral agreements between partners lead to misunderstandings and eventual disputes. Thus, the terms of the partnership should be memorialized with a written partnership agreement. Preferably, partners should consult with an attorney.                          ...

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Some Important Statute of Limitations to File a Law Suit

Statutes of limitation are laws that define the time period in which a law suit must be filed. These laws slightly differ from state to state. Below are some important deadlines to file a law suit in the State of New York 1 Year Statute of Limitations: Intentional torts such as assault and battery against a person Libel/Slander, Emotional distress (intentional), False imprisonment 1 Year and 90 days Statute of Limitations: Notice of tort claim against a municipality 2-Year Statute of Limitations: Wrongful death, receiving stolen property (2 years or 5 years depending on facts) Burglary (2 years or 5 years depending on facts) 2 ½ - Year Statute of...

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Legal Insights into the Corporate Dissolutions

Business corporations may be dissolved in two ways: A- Voluntary or Non- Judicial Dissolution:  Under New York Business Corporation Law (BCL) Section 1001, a corporation may be dissolved by the majority vote of the shareholders entitled to vote. No board of director’s vote is necessary. B- Involuntary or Judicial Dissolution: There may be several reasons for involuntary dissolution: Under BCL Section 1101, an Attorney-General may bring an action for the dissolution of a corporation upon one or more of the following grounds: (i) That the corporation procured its formation through fraudulent misrepresentation or concealment of a material fact. (ii) That the corporation has exceeded the authority conferred...

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