Some H-4 Dependent Spouses Eligible for Employment in US

Some H-4 Dependent Spouses Eligible for Employment in US

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services's (USCIS) Director León Rodríguez announced today, February 24, 2015, that starting on May 26, 2015, certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants will be eligible to apply for employment authorization here in the US. This is a new initiative intended to relieve the economic burdens of H-1B nonimmigrant visa holders while improving the US economy. Which H-4…
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Alter Ego Doctrine

Alter Ego Doctrine

Alter Ego Doctrine The alter ego doctrine is a method of invoking personal liability on a corporation's shareholders or a limited liability company's members. The doctrine can apply when the court finds a lack of distinction between the shareholders and the corporation. For example, the corporation's bank account is paying the sole shareholder's mortgage. If the court discovers a lack…
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Federal Judge Halts President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration

Federal Judge Halts President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration

It was announced that on February 16th, US District Judge Andrew Hanen from the Southern District of Texas issued a temporary injunction causing a halt to President Obama's recently announced Executive Action on Immigration. In essence, a temporary injunction is an order for a party to not act until a hearing can be held. On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced a…
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Modern Day Debtors Prison

Modern Day Debtors Prison

Debtors' Prison A debtors' prison is a prison for people who cannot pay their debts. The debtors' prison is an old concept that no longer exists. The California Constitution and other laws help prevent a debtors prison by placing rules on debt collection abuse. The original section of the California Constitution read, “No person shall be imprisoned for debt in any civil action,…
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Expanded DACA Application Instructions Released Today February 11th

Expanded DACA Application Instructions Released Today February 11th

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services website just released instructions to help applicants understand the new expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) application process. The website now has instructions for applying as well as a frequently asked questions page. Our Sacramento immigration lawyers are prepared to assist you with applying when USCIS begins to accept DACA applications under the expanded program.…
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Enforcement of Employee Bonuses

Enforcement of Employee Bonuses

Enforcement of Employee Bonuses Moncada v West Coast Quartz Corp. (2013) 221 CA4th 768 West Coast Quartz Corp. is a company solely owed by two individuals.  These two individuals were planning to sell West Coast and wanted their key employees to stay with the company.  To keep these key employees, the two owners of West Coast repeatedly promised the employees that if they…
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Form I-864, Affidavit of Support Issues

Form I-864, Affidavit of Support Issues

Form I-864, Affidavit of Support poses difficulty for many individuals. In short, it is the form that is used by a intending immigrants to demonstrate to US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that the immigrant has sufficient means of financial support and is not likely to become a public charge (ie: rely on the US government for financial support). Common…
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Role of Bankruptcy Trustee

Role of Bankruptcy Trustee

Role of Bankruptcy Trustee A trustee is an impartial person appointed to oversee individual bankruptcy filings. A trustee is appointed the moment the bankruptcy petition is filed with the court. The trustee has the job of reviewing the debtor's bankruptcy petition, determining whether the debtor has any assets not protected by bankruptcy laws, and potentially communicating with creditors. Approximately thirty…
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Revenge Porn

Revenge Porn

Revenge Porn California has become the second State to ban "revenge porn." Revenge porn is defined as "sexually explicit media of a person, such as a former partner, that is distributed online in order to humiliate them as revenge." In 2010, Hunter Moore set up a website called IsAnyoneUp? The website permitted individuals to submit naked pictures of other people. It soon grew in popularity…
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Expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Application Start Date: Feb 18th

Expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Application Start Date: Feb 18th

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it expects to begin accepting requests for President Obama's expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on February 18, 2015. Our Sacramento immigration lawyers are ready to assist you! What changes have been made from the existing DACA program? The new DACA program extends the deferred action and employment authorization…
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