CORONA VIRUS / COVID-19 ADVISORY

Due to the health risks posed by the Corona Virus tragedy, our office is following the directives of the governor of California in order to minimize the risks to our staff, our clients and our community. Our office will continue to operate fully, as it has thus far, observing our normal schedule, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. We will continue to schedule appointments to meet with clients and will do this via ZOOM or Telephone only.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with any of our lawyers or staff members, please do so by calling our office at (619) 291-1112. You can also contact us via e-mail at [email protected]

Thank you for your understanding.

AVISO DE CORONA VIRUS / COVID-19

Debido a los riesgos para la salud planteados por la tragedia del Virus Corona, nuestra oficina está siguiendo las directivas del gobernador de California para minimizar los riesgos para nuestro personal, nuestros clientes y nuestra comunidad. Nuestra oficina seguirá funcionando a pleno, como lo ha hecho hasta ahora, cumpliendo con nuestro horario habitual, de lunes a viernes de 8:30 a.m. a 5:30 p.m. Continuaremos programando citas para reunirnos con los clientes y lo haremos solo a través de ZOOM o por teléfono.

Si desea programar una cita con alguno de nuestros abogados o miembros del personal, hágalo llamando a nuestra oficina al (619) 291-1112. También puede contactarnos por correo electrónico a [email protected]

Gracias por su comprensión.

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Some business visa lengths cut for Dutch citizens

Business owners, executives and entrepreneurs around the world may be eligible for E2 and E1 visas. These types of business visas, which are for the Treaty Investor program and the Treaty Trader program, aim to stimulate investment and trade with the U.S. by encouraging investors to develop jobs in the United States or boost trade activity. However, there have been a number of changes to the program in recent years, sparking concern from some California businesses.

Many countries have been hit with reduced visa time periods and higher fees for applications for these types of business visas. These visas are appealing for many entrepreneurs because they offer opportunities for lower investment levels than other types of investor programs without excessive fees. However, a growing number of applications for E2 and E1 visas are facing refusals. Now, Dutch citizens are facing a much steeper journey to obtain these visas. While the application was free in the past, it now costs $2,228. Furthermore, the validity of an approved visa was cut from five to three years.

Last year, the French E2 and E1 visa eligibility was cut from five years to 15 months. Israeli citizens’ E2 visa period was reduced from five years to two years. According to the Department of State, these changes were made to make visa policies more reciprocal with these countries, which may impose similar fees or time limits upon U.S. citizens seeking business visas in their own countries.

E1 and E2 visas may still provide significant opportunities for some business owners and entrepreneurs who want to bring key executives, investors and traders to the United States. An immigration law attorney may provide advice about how a company can pursue employment-based immigration for key personnel.

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Trump administration now wants to replace properly trained and experienced asylum officers with Border Patrol officers with 5 weeks training to conduct credible fear interviews. Quality and justice once again sacrificed for speed by Trump.

Jóvenes DACA en peligro.
Los jóvenes que se han visto beneficiados con el programa DACA se podrán ver perjudicados si no renuevan su DACA antes del fallo de la corte suprema de la nación que será en junio de 2020.
Lo recomendable es que se renueve dicho permiso aún si el permiso vence despues de la fecha del fallo de la corte que sera en junio de 2020.