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Yearly Archives from 2012

Shareholder Susan S. Erdelyi Speaking At Fact Conference

Attorney Susan S. Erdelyi will be speaking at the 15th Annual Risk Management Conference held at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort in Destin, Florida on August 16 -17. Susan will be speaking on Social Media Exposures & Policies. The conference is the premier risk management forum specializing in the unique exposures faced by FACT members. Ms. Erdelyi practices is focused in the areas of employment and labor law, media law, appellate and government liability.

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EB-2 Worldwide Category Retrogression for the First Time in Many Years

The July 2012 Visa Bulletin shows an unprecedented EB-2  worldwide cutoff date of January 1, 2009.   Should there be a sharp increase in the current demand pattern, this category could be made completely unavailable.  EB-2 is still unavailable for China and India and will remain so for the rest of the fiscal year. To view the July bulletin, click here.

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End of Some Deportations

President Obama announced on Friday a two-year policy that would grant young undocumented immigrants the opportunity to stay in the U.S. to pursue education, work and military service.  The policy would affect nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. before the age of 16 and are under the age of 30.  They must also have lived in the U.S. for five continuous years, have no criminal record, and have earned a high […]

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H-1B’s are Going, Going, Gone!

If you have been keeping up with my H-1B cap updates, you know that this year new H-1B Visas have been used up at an accelerated rate.  Just yesterday, USCIS announced that the 65,000 H-1B cap for FY 2013 had been reached and that it would be rejecting all petitions received after June 11.  The 20,000 master’s exemption cap was also reached.  This is a good sign of economy recovery but also a sign that […]

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Colombia – U.S. Free Trade Agreement Finally Takes Effect

On May 15th, the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (CTPA) went into effect after five years of negotiations. While the obvious benefits of eliminated duties on most U.S. exports to Colombia dominated the agreement’s media attention, the advantage of U.S. foreign investor protection deserve equal notice. Prior to the CTPA ennactment, U.S. foreign investors whose investments were seized could only seek legal recourse through the Colombian government. Now, these investors have additional protections which encourage safer […]

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Immigration Attorney And Shareholder, Giselle Carson, Featured In Jacksonville Business Journal

In support of Governor Rick Scott’s initiative to attract investors to Florida, Jacksonville city and business leaders are embarking on a pilot program to attract international economic investment. Many of the foreign investors will be granted with EB-5 immigrant investor visas. Ms. Carson provided details on the visa and its advantages for foreign investors, in addition thee are real risks to for the foreign investor. Ms. Carson is a frequent speaker on immigration issues and is requested […]

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