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Newsletter articles from 2013

Recent cases September 2013 Recent cases of interest to international and immigration law practitioners.
Recent cases April 2013 Recent cases of interest to international & immigration law practitioners.
Recent cases February 2013 Recent cases of interest to International and Immigration Law practitioners.
Recent requirement for registered commercial agents/distributors in Saudi Arabia By Howard L. Stovall June 2013 There are some significant implications for foreign companies who now seek to register their commercial agency/distributorship agreements under the Commercial Agency Regulations.
Right to counsel for immigrants: Franco-Gonzalez v. Holder By Cindy G. Buys July 2013 Experienced immigration practitioners know that while noncitizens enjoy a statutory right to counsel in immigration-related proceedings, there is no right to government-appointed counsel if the noncitizen cannot afford an attorney.
S. Bill 744: Benefits & limitations for foreign national entrepreneurs By Himani Bhardwaj and Tejas Shah September 2013 While current immigration laws include options for entrepreneurs and/or investors through the E-2 visa and the EB-5 permanent residency program, U.S. Senate Bill 744, which recently passed the U.S. Senate, significantly decreases barriers for the founders of new businesses seeking immigration status in the U.S.
SEC v. A Chicago Convention Center, et al.: A brief introduction By Peter Y. Qiu June 2013 According to a three-count complaint filed by the SEC, the defendants allegedly committed fraud or otherwise made untrue or misleading statements to approximately 261 Chinese investors in the course of soliciting their business in violation of §17(a) of the Securities Act of 1933 and § 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Setting up in Flanders—Part 4 By Ian Robberechts February 2013 Some points for a foreign investor to consider when starting commercial operations in Belgium.
Taking video depositions of persons in other countries By Ruphene Sidifall June 2013 Taking a deposition in a foreign country can be complicated, and in some cases it may even be illegal to take a deposition in another country if the person is not licensed or otherwise authorized to take evidence in that jurisdiction.
Temporary protected status should be a welcome rule of law By Patrick M. Kinnally October 2013 The author shares his views on our nation's immigration policies.
Thank you to our authors July 2013 A listing of the articles published in this newsletter during the past year.
Unauthorized practice of immigration law and comprehensive immigration reform By Y. Judd Azulay October 2013 Author Judd Azulay argues there is a need for strict controls over unauthorized practice of law in immigration cases to protect public interests and the competency and the efficiency of the legal system.
The United States Bankruptcy Code does not discriminate against non-citizens By Maura K. McKeever December 2013 Unfortunately, non-citizens who are faced with overwhelming debt are often reluctant to file for bankruptcy for fear that the bankruptcy petition will negatively impact their immigration status or application for citizenship. Ordinarily, however, filing for bankruptcy does not impact an individual’s immigration status or application for citizenship
An update on Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) and its impact on employers By Tejas Shah December 2013 The author shares his presentation from the Section's recent CLE program, "Immigration, Legislation and Case Law Update."