Recent cases of interest to international and immigration law practitioners.
Recent cases of interest to international & immigration law practitioners.
Recent cases of interest to International and Immigration Law practitioners.
Right to counsel for immigrants: Franco-Gonzalez v. Holder
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
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
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.
Taking video depositions of persons in other countries
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.
The United States Bankruptcy Code does not discriminate against non-citizens
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