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Italian Trade Agency’s report on US-Italy trade; Italy holds its 16th place among the investing countries in US

In November 2017, the Italian Trade Agency (ITA) made available a report containing useful information on bilateral investments between USA and Italy. Two important pieces of information: Italy holds its 16th place among the investing countries in US and ranked 26th in … Read More

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The New 90-Day Rule: Presumption of Willful Misrepresentation

The Department of State (DOS) has updated the Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) to change the criteria determining the conduct that could give rise to a presumption of “willful misrepresentation,” making visa applicants “inadmissible” to the U.S. under section 212(a)(6)(C)(i) of … Read More

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Ten years of “Mediation Directive”: EU Parliament adopts resolution to foster mediation

On September 12, 2017, the EU Parliament adopted a resolution on the implementation of the “Mediation Directive” (Directive 2008/52/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2008 on certain aspects of mediation in civil and commercial … Read More

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Requirements for an E-2 Investor Visa

Below you may find a list of the requirements for an E-2 Investor Visa. For a list of E-2 treaty countries, click here. If a principal investor, you must be coming to the United States to “develop and direct” the … Read More

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Hope after illegal entry – Waivers of unlawful presence based upon extreme hardship

Many assume that if they entered the United States illegally, there are no immigration options available to them. There are many possibilities, but here we will focus on just one—a family-based petition with a waiver of unlawful presence. Assume someone … Read More

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“You’re Fired”! – But What About My Legal Fees?

Clients have the absolute right to discharge their lawyers for any reason (subject to court approval when the case is pending before a tribunal). But what about the lawyer’s fees? Most courts follow the principle that if a lawyer is … Read More

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Two Contract Provisions Helped Keep Weinstein Accusations Secret

As audiences everywhere read about the lewd conduct that Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein allegedly engaged in for decades,[i] it bears notice that his ability to “get away with it” for so long is based in large part on the institution … Read More

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La presencia en los EE.UU. es ilegal cuando el DACA expira

Para aquellos cuyos DACA expiran pronto – sin la opción de renovación o extensión – es importante saber que se acumula presencia ilegal desde la fecha de su vencimiento. Aunque DACA no califica como un período de presencia legalmente autorizada, … Read More

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Respuestas prácticas después de la rescisión del DACA

El 5 de septiembre de 2017, el U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) anunció la rescisión de la Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Aquí más información sobre lo que es DACA y cómo se termina. Solicitud inicial. El DHS rechazará todas … Read More

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Beware of unlawful presence when your DACA expires

For those whose DACA will expire soon – without the option of renewal or extension – it is important to consider that you may begin to accrue unlawful presence on the date of expiration. Even though DACA does not qualify … Read More

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