It was once thought the divorce rate in the United States was extremely high, probably due to the change in culture from the 1930’s to the present. Gone are the days when the American dream was to have two kids, a dog and a house with a white picket fence. Nowadays it’s safe to say that because we live our lives in the fast lane with access to technologies like personal drones, online dating and mobile phones that talk; marriage is quickly becoming a thing of the past and the divorce rate should be at its highest in history, right? Think again!
According to the New York Times’ data blog Upshot, the divorce rate has actually been dropping for some time now. Based on the stats, the Times may have shed some light by sug...Read more
Posted on 08/03/2016 at 12:00:00 AM
Have you ever driven on the interstate during the last week of any given month and it appeared there were double the police cars with their strobe lights blaring pulling some unlucky driver over for a ticket? Sure you have. Many people believe law enforcement officers have a ticket quota they have to fill each month and that at the end of the month more efforts are made to meet that quota. Do officer’s really have a ticket quota each month? Law enforcement says no. Imagine the public outcry if it were proven that officers intentionally targeted citizens with the intent of reaching a quota!
That being said, have you ever heard of the detention bed quota? It’s a quota set by the United States Congress where ICE (Immigration a...Read more
Posted on 10/02/2015 at 12:00:00 AM
Sarah Palin recently announced that she would seriously consider serving under a Donald Trump administration if he was elected President of the United States in 2016. It’s not hard to forget the spunky former governor of Alaska that campaigned as the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee. Some may argue that Sarah Palin took the nation by storm, not because of her master plan on how she would create jobs or how great this nation would be under her leadership; she took the nation by storm because of how much she didn’t know PERIOD! According to a CBS Evening News exclusive interview with Katie Couric, Sarah Palin had no clue about state capitols, the content of newspapers that she claimed to have read, what a vice president&rsquo...Read more
Posted on 09/17/2015 at 12:00:00 AM
In recent weeks Haitian immigrants to the Dominican Republic have been on edge and in a state of limbo, mainly due to the announcement by the Constitutional Court of the Dominican Republic stating that all undocumented immigrants must either register or get out of their country. Now you may be thinking, no big problem easy solution, simply register and become a permanent citizen of the Dominican Republic right? Well not so fast! The problem is Dominican born individuals of Haitian decent have been considered legal residents until now. Recently, the Constitutional Court of the Dominican Republic issued a controversial ruling, which rescinded citizenship previously granted to many residents of the Dominican Republic with Haitian heritage. ...Read more
Posted on 08/23/2015 at 12:00:00 AM
What exactly is the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program? EB-5 was created by Congress in 1990 to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment by immigrant investors. In layman’s terms; EB-5 is a form of alternative financing for business owners small and large whereby the business owner receives financing for expansion or startup costs from immigrant investors. EB-5 financing is a far cheaper alternative than traditional banking loans where the immigrant investor usually assumes most of the risk involved in the business deal. The immigrant investors in turn receive green cards for themselves and immediate family members, a venture that appears to be well worth the risk.
The current minimum investment for an immigrant investor is $500,000. However, the target investment is $1,000,000 from an investor who will be required to create a minimum of 10 U.S. jobs from their investment. Simply put; immigrant investors invest $1,000,000, create 10 full-time U.S. jobs and they’ll receive green cards for the entire immediate family! EB-5 is an excellent program that’s here to stay right? Well not so fast! We are currently in the 5th year of a five year extension from congress. On September 30, 2015 Congress will vote to extend the program, make revisions to the current program or discontinue EB-5 altogether.
According to the American Job Creation and Investment Reform Act of 2015, cosponsored by both democratic and republican members of the senate, Mr. Leahy (D., VT.) and Mr. Grassley (R., IA.); they have proposed amending the EB-5 program. A few key amendments would require a minimum investment of $800,000, up to 7 years in tax returns in order to prove the legality of the funds invested also called “Source of Funds” and new limitations on who can make a gift to another person in order to do an EB-5 investment. Obvious efforts to prove that EB-5 is a legitimate government program that works.
Let’s face it, the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program has stood the test of time, it’s an excellent alternative to traditional banking loans and the program rewards immigrant investors who invest in our infrastructure with permanent United States residency. It’s a win, win scenario…Right?
Posted on 08/05/2015 at 12:00:00 AM
Telephonic appearances by attorneys were originally intended to reduce the stress of already-harried legal practitioners, but one attorney in California took this privilege to a ridiculous extent.
Mr P. Singh, a licensed attorney in California, not only managed to hoodwink the legal community but also made a circus of the profession by enlisting the services of his legal assistant on no less than 8 counts to impersonate him during multiple telephonic appearances before Immigration Judges. Mr. Singh obviously thought he could easily dodge the law since all that would be heard on a telephone would be a voice (and not his face), but the mask (pun intended!) came off soon enough.
One thing’s for sure. Mr. Singh won’t be in a hurr...Read more
Posted on 06/29/2015 at 12:00:00 AM
When a foreign national marries a U.S. citizen, the law permits that non-US citizen to file for permanent residency in the States. But the whole controversy revolves around one question: has the marriage been entered into in good faith? Or is the marriage just a ticket to get permanent US citizenship?
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) reserves the right to conclude that a marriage is a sham marriage amounting to fraud, entered into solely to obtain immigration benefits (read green card), and the application for permanent residency can be denied. The onus is on the couple to convince USCIS that their marriage is a good faith marriage.
Establishing the validity of a marriage involving an immigrant and a U.S. cit...Read more
Posted on 06/29/2015 at 12:00:00 AM
Fair Price Legal, Coral Springs, FL. – “Keep what you know to yourself, and you will be safe; talk too much, and you are done for” (Prov. 13:3 Contemporary English Version). In other words, want to increase your chances of “winning” your case? Keep your mouth shut!
Controlling your tongue can save a relationship from turning sour, stop friends from turning into enemies and protect your job. In the courthouse, saying the right thing at the right time or not saying anything at all counts as a virtue, and with good reason! During court hearings, many attorneys watch in disappointment and disbelief as their clients open their mouths and fall headlong into the quicksand of verbal contradictions, chaos, and confus...Read more
Posted on 06/13/2015 at 12:00:00 AM
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