Interview with Attorney Peter Afrasiabi about his new book "Burning Bridges: America's 20-year crusade to deport labor leader Harry Bridges"
Episode 52 07/31-08/6 2017
Weekly Recap: Trump & The RAISE Act, Diversity Visa, MAVNI, EB-5 Applications, USCIS Filing Tips, I-864 Sponsorship, Reentry Permits, China Money Transfers & Returning Calls
Recap of July 24-30, 2017 - Immigration Holds, Putin, Biometrics, VWP AOS & ICE, Hourly Fees and Hiring Mothers (Recap of July 24-30, 2017)
Weekly Recap of July 17-23, 2017: Trump H-Visa U-turn, Backlogs, Media Attention, J Waivers, AILA DOS Liaison, B-1 to E-2, Interview Appearance & Targeted Marketing
Weekly Recap of July 10-16, 2017 - Travel Bans and Reversed Denials, TPS, F-1 Changes, CBP and the Cloud, Exit Biometrics, Parole, Stokes in Boston, Step-Child Petitions, Proxy Marriages, Growing Your Law Practice
Episode 48: Weekly Recap of July 3-9, 2017.
Travel Ban's Public Support, State Dept. Survey, TNs Regs., Prima Facie
Software, Healthcare for Immigration Lawyers, Pet Peeves, Book Review:
Turn a Negative Into a Positive, Pricing Your Practice Right,
ABA Journal Blawg & More
Weekly Update, Tips & News for June 26 - July 2, 2017: The Ban, Bills, DACA, ICE, I-485, Client Errors, EAD Delays, Education & Frustration
Weekly Update, Tips & News for June 19-25, 2017: Trump Ban, Supreme Court, Visa Denials, SEC EB-5 Suit, USCIS Issues, CBP, ELIS, AILA Conference, Ideas and More
Episode 45: New CA Regs & ICE Detainment, Iraqis, EB-5 Policy, Constitutional Immigration, ESTA, USCIS Delays, Reentry Permits, Special Law Degrees for Immigration Lawyers, Remembering Names & Active/Mindful Listening (Weekly Update for June 12-18, 2017)
Weekly Update, Tips & News for May 29- June 3, 2017: Why People Need Immigration Lawyers, Visa Scrutiny, Precedential Cases, Timetables, Pro Bono Work & Defending the Rule of Law
Weekly Update, Tips & News for May 23-28, 2017: New Investment Green Card Bill, Travel Ban, Suing Sanctuary Cities, Consular Processing Scrutiny, Mandamus Suits, H-2B Visa Increases, Visa Overstays, Haiti TPS Reprieve, Immigration Corruption, FOIA Request Documents, AAO Reentry Permit Denial, Cancelling INS Zoom, Practice Exhaustion, AILA New Orleans Conference, the Importance of Relationships, Tips & More (Weekly Update for May 23-28, 2017)
Weekly Update, Tips & News for May 15-22, 2017: Airport Denials, Gov’t v. Legal Clinics, Losing Clients, Valuing Time, Haves v. Have Nots, Marketing Tips & More
Interview with Immigrant Advocate, Attorney Peter Afrasiabi
Please Note: The initial release of this episode only had a portion of it. The complete episode is re-released here.
Episode 39: Decentralizing Immigration, Winning Over Fear, INS Zoom Update, Client Worries & More. Weekly Update for May 8-14, 2017
Weekly Update, Tips & News May 1-7, 2017: Border Issues, EB-5, Bad Reviews, Future of Legal Marketing & Practice
Weekly Update, Tips & News April 24-39, 2017: Immigration Fight Continues, Processing Delays, Practice Management, Conditional Residency, and More
Presidential things affected
DACA Deported / Asylum for Material Support
F-1 School Accreditation Issues
USCIS SAVE and Drivers license
Naturalization Selective Service Draft
Law Students and Networking with other lawyers
Weekly Update, Tips & News April 10-16, 2017: Trump's Immigration World & Clients, ICE and CBP Crackdowns, L-1B Mess, Scanners and More
Childhood Alzheimer, Marian's Story: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/toddler-childhood-alzheimers-symptoms-experimental-treatment/story?id=46726381
New Youtube Page (URL may change): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeJCAgWW2bwZD2zFBjKEs3A
Weekly Update, Tips & News April 2 - April 9 2017, Getting Business and Entrepreneurial Ethos, Helping Clients Beyond the Law, Immigration Police State and More
Weekly Update, Tips & News March 26 - April 1 2017, about Youtube Stars & EB-1, Networking & Pro Support Groups, Immigration Practices & TPS Update
Review of several AAO Decisions regarding EB-1c Multinational Executive or Manager cases touching upon topics such as: Successors in Interest, Portability, Who is considered an "Employee", Functional Managers and Qualifying Relationships in Joint Ventures. Many of these same rules would apply in the L-1 Intracompany Transfer Context.
Successor-In-Interest & Portability in the EB-1c Context
Matter of N-Inc., ID# 129916 (AAO Jan. 13, 2017)
Adjudicators Field Manual (AFM) 22.2(b)(5)(D)
Neufeld Memo For Aug. 6 2009
CFR updated affective Jan. 17, 2017, affecting EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers
Who is an Employee in the EB-1c/L-1 Context?
Matter of A- Inc., ID# 96181 (AAO Jan.12, 20 17)
Nationwide life. Ins. Co. v. Darden, 503 U.S. 318, 322-323 (1992)
Functional Manager in the EB-1c/L-1 Context
Matter of G- Inc., ID# 96255 (AAO Feb. 17, 2017)
Matter of Z-A-, Inc., Adopted Decision 2016-02 (AAO Apr. 14, 2016)
USCIS Adopted Decision of Matter of Z Link: https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/Laws/Memoranda/2016/Matter-of_Z-A-Inc_Adopted_Decision-2016-02.pdf
My review of Matter of Z
Joint Ventures in EB-1c/L-1 Context
Matter ofUSAM-W-A-D-M-, Inc., ID# 102803 (AAO Feb. 28, 2017)
Matter of M-A-B-W-, Inc., ID# 97882 (AAO Feb. 14, 2017)
Matter of Hughes, 18 I&N Dec. 289
8 CFR 214.2(l)(1)(ii)(K) Intracompany Transferees/Subsidiary
(K) Subsidiary means a firm, corporation, or other legal entity of which a parent owns, directly or indirectly, more than half of the entity and controls the entity; or owns, directly or indirectly, half of the entity and controls the entity; or owns, directly or indirectly, 50 percent of a 50-50 joint venture and has equal control and veto power over the entity; or owns, directly or indirectly, less than half of the entity, but in fact controls the entity.
Synopsis of L-1 AAO Decision Cases
Weekly Update, Tips & News March 19-25, 2017 about Trump Immigration Update, the Future of Immigration Practice & More
Tips and discussion about the Immigration Law Practice, Premium Processing, K-1s, Legislation, EO, Global Entry & More
Tips and discussion about CBP, the NVC's new online system, the Effects of the Executive Order and delays in some Naturalization Cases for March 4-11, 2017.