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How Does the Priority Date Look?

Posted by Giselle Ayala | Nov 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

The priority date is the date that USCIS uses as a reference to inform the public whether visas are available. Visas are available considering the country of nationality of the applicant and the priority date. For instance, a U.S. citizen requests a green card for his sister. Said application was...

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What is a Visa?

Posted by Giselle Ayala | Nov 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

What is a Visa? To enter the United State a person must be granted permission based on an immigration petition or status. A visa is a conditional authorization granted to a person who files a petition with the appropriate embassy, consulate, or with the United States Citizenship and Immigratio...

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What is a Marriage-Based Green Card Petition? Why to Hire An Attorney?

Posted by Giselle Ayala | Nov 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

A U.S. citizen or a U.S. resident may file an immigration petition on behalf of his/her spouse if they entered into a real marriage. This means, that the marriage must be recognized as a legal marriage in the state where the couple married. Accordingly, if the couple marries in a country that does not recognize legal effect to their union, that may have to remarry in another country or state to file a marriage-based petition in the United States.

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You are not partners anymore. What happens with your IP now?

Posted by Giselle Ayala | Nov 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

At the of a business relationship, everyone wants to take his part of the deal and walkway. From the start to the end of a business relationship it is important to put things in writing so that each party knows its rights and responsibilities. The document describing such a business relationship should be drafted to address, among others, what will happen with the assets and liabilities of the business. If the document was complete enough the possibility of a conflict is less.

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Al solicitar la residencia ¿Qué puedo esperar de la entrevista con un oficial de inmigración?

Posted by Giselle Ayala | Nov 06, 2020 | 0 Comments

Luego de que una solicitud de residencia permanente se ha enviado junto con toda la documentación requerida, de que la visa se hace disponible y de que el caso es revisado por una oficial de inmigración, es posible que usted reciba por correo una forma I-797C "Notice of Action" para atender una entrevista. La forma I-797C le informará del lugar, la fecha y la hora de su cita ante el oficial de inmigración que tiene su solicitud.

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The e-notarization of documents

Posted by Giselle Ayala | Nov 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

The notarization of documents is the affirmation of a Notary Public as to the true identity of the person signing a document. New York notaries are empowered to administer oaths and affirmations, take affidavits, support the work of legal staff during depositions, and receive and certify acknowledgments or proofs of formal documents like deeds, powers of attorney, among others.

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You incorporated your business... What's next?

Posted by Giselle Ayala | Nov 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

After selecting a corporate entity for your business, coming to an agreement with your partners, and submitting all the necessary paperwork with the Department of State, your business entity will finally come to life. However, this is not the last step you take before your entity is fully organized. Now, it is necessary to take additional steps to elect directors and officers, organize your books, select a fiscal year, ratify contracts, make a decision about the compensation of those at the executive level, among others. These next steps can feel overwhelming, but if you have a clear idea of what those steps are, it will be easier to complete them.

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What is an RFE and why is it so important?

Posted by Giselle Ayala | Oct 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

An RFE is a formal request. If the petitioner and the beneficiary of an immigration case are represented by counsel the RFE will be sent to the attorney and a copy will be sent to the petitioner and the beneficiary. All RFEs are subject to a deadline or time limit. As a consequence, if a person is not represented by counsel he/she must be very diligent and careful when answering the RFE.

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Can I have a bad faith trademark registration reversed?

Posted by Giselle Ayala | Oct 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Before a trademark is registered there is an examining procedure and the registration is published so that others can oppose it. The examining procedure and the possibility of opposing or canceling a trademark registration are procedures created by the law to allow trademark owners to defend their marks. This means, that if a trademark owner is not diligent in defending and enforcing its rights, the law by itself cannot do much.

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The protection of cartoons!

Posted by Giselle Ayala | Sep 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Photo by Jill Evans from Pexels To deal with stress, to react against injustice, to make fun of what is absurd and to give voice to others, humans have created many forms of art. Cartoons are one the most remarkable forms of art because they are ageless. Cartoons appeared for the first time arou...

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Renovando tu permiso de trabajo

Posted by Giselle Ayala | Aug 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Al igual que otros beneficios o solicitudes de inmigración, la concesión de un permiso de trabajo tiene condiciones. Muchas de esas condiciones están vinculadas al estatus migratorio subyacente del trabajador. Sin embargo, una condición que se aplica a todos los trabajadores, a menos que sea...

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Renewing your authorization to work in the United States

Posted by Giselle Ayala | Aug 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Without a valid work authorization document, the situation of a family can become difficult, especially considering that getting a job legally in the United States is impossible without this document. Accordingly, it is always good to prevent delays at the initial step of the EAD renewal process.

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