As foreign national employees come back from summer vacations and travel abroad, one of the most overlooked immigration documents and pitfalls is Form I-94. If Form I-94 is issued for a shorter validity period than the maximum allowed or previously approved in a visa category, the traveler will have to travel out of the country or file an extension of status by the date on the I-94. Either option may be a burden monetarily and logistically. What is Form I-94?Any person traveling into the U.S., other than a U.S. Citizen or a U.S. Permanent Resident, is issued an I-94 Form upon entry into the U.S. Air and sea travelers may obtain a copy of the I-94 issued to him or her by downloading it here. Those who travel by land through one of the border ports of entry are often still issued a paper form I-94.Upon arrival, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer stamps the passport or travel document of each arriving non-immigrant traveler with the … [Read more...] about Back to Work from Travel Abroad? Check Your Form I-94!
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We planned to write a blog about the revised travel ban Executive Order as soon as it came out. That the revised order was delayed for several weeks until March 6 highlights the uncertainty we face in 2017. Below we try to answer various questions we regularly receive about immigration issues.Is domestic airplane travel OK? This may sound like a simple question, but recent events suggest more caution may be wise. For example, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents recently met a plane landing at JFK Airport in New York City, and asked everyone about their immigration status. The agents were looking for someone who had an old deportation order, but it is possible that anyone without evidence of status could have faced delays. This is a good time to remind ourselves that the law requires anyone who is not a U.S. citizen to carry evidence of status at all times (green card, Employment Authorization Document (EAD), Form I-94 or electronic I-94 printout, valid, unexpired … [Read more...] about Tips for Surviving in a Time of Immigration Uncertainty
It was Tuesday, January 29, 2013, I find myself rushing to the airport to catch my flight back to DC, and I’m thinking about how the last immigration bill had died on the Senate floor in 2007. The feeling of defeat rushes back; we worked so hard to educate the Congressional staffers, work out the technical details, and reach a consensus. Things will be different this time. Desperately, I check my iPhone and log in to my laptop at the same time, trying to find exactly what President Obama announced in Las Vegas hours earlier. While reading the President’s plan on the tiny screen, I find myself simultaneously listening to the video of the announcement, tweeting, posting the White House blog, and skimming through the Fact Sheets.No – I’m not driving, but rather smiling in the back of a taxi reading President’s Obama’s speech:“We need Congress to act on a comprehensive approach that finally deals with the 11 million undocumented immigrants who are … [Read more...] about Inside Immigration Reform: How Do You Fix a Broken Immigration System so Everyone Plays By the Rules?
On July 1, 2013, important amendments to Indiana’s UCC Article 9 will take effect. These amendments largely track recommended changes that the Uniform Law Commission and the American Law Institute promulgated in 2010. The changes address filing issues and other concerns that have arisen during several years of experience with the last overhauled version of Article 9, effectuated in 2001. What follows is a summary of the more significant changes, along with a brief synopsis of secured party considerations:Individual Debtor Name on Indiana Financing StatementsAmended IC § 26-1-9.1-503(a) provides enhanced guidance on how to determine an individual debtor name that is to appear on a financing statement filed in Indiana. Instead of requiring the “individual name” of an individual debtor, after July 1, a financing statement will sufficiently provide the name of an individual debtor only if it provides the name that is shown on the debtor’s most recently issued, … [Read more...] about A Debtor By Any Other Name…Changes to Article 9 of Indiana’s Uniform Commercial Code, Effective July 1, 2013
The White House recently released The Personal Data Notification & Protection Act as part of an extensive proposal to safeguard data and improve cyber security. The proposal was released in a preview of the State of the Union address and comes close on the heels of Sony’s (second) epic breach, attributed by most to hackers associated with North Korea. Many privacy and data security professionals have hoped for years to see a federal breach notification bill succeed, even a tough one, because one tough federal law seems like a good trade-off for a sorely-needed uniform breach notification rule. With more than 50 breach laws in play across the states and U.S. territories, breach notice has become a largely-unproductive slog through disparate and sometimes contradictory requirements. So to you, the optimistic reader who felt your heart warm at the prospect of renewed federal interest in cleaning up the states’ mess, we direct this alert full of … [Read more...] about President Obama’s Security Breach Notification Bill Needs Work
Donald Trump tweeted that the suspect in yesterday’s terror attack in New York City entered the United States through what is known as the “Diversity Visa Lottery Program.” POTUS stated that he wants to put an end to this program, in favor of something tougher. But what exactly is the current program?While the term “Lottery Program” may sound like anyone can get a visa if they’re lucky enough to get their number called, in reality it’s much tougher. Here are some of the requirements: 1. Only Certain Countries Make the CutFirst off, only people from a designated list of countries are eligible. Exceptions exist if a person’s spouse or parents are from one of the countries, but in cases of spouses, both people must enter the U.S. together. 2. Education/Work RequirementOnly people with high school diplomas or an equivalency, or those who worked for two out of the past five years in a job that requires at least two years of training or … [Read more...] about Here’s the Deal With the Diversity Visa Lottery Program President Trump Wants to End
Aadhar as DoB, self-attestation and relief for single parents, divorcees, adopted children and orphans are the significant changesIn order to ‘streamline, liberalise and ease the process of issue of passport’, the Ministry of External Affairs has simplified passport application rules.Notifications reflecting these changes are yet to be published in gazette, but the ministry has issued necessary instructions to the passport issuing authorities in India and abroad on these revised regulations.In the press release, the MEA stated that it expects that these changes in passport rules would further ease the process for passport applicants in getting their passport. At the same time, it would enable this ministry to continue to deliver passport related services to the citizens in a timely, transparent, more accessible, reliable manner and in a comfortable environment through streamlined processes and committed, trained and motivated workforce, it said.Following are the significant … [Read more...] about Applying For Passport Made Easy: Read Significant Changes Brought In Passport Application Process
The privacy of public servant is becoming a highly contentious issue since the advent of Right to Information Act, 2005 enabling citizen to seek information about public authorities and their officers. An employee of the state is legally defined as public servant and every citizen will be a virtual employer in electoral democracy. Can privacy hamper the regime of transparency and scrutiny of public conduct of the public servant? If government employees privacy is limited, to what extent? The conflict between right to privacy and need for transparency is the centre of controversy in many cases before the information Commissions and Constitutional courts, more so in Girish Ramachandra Deshpandy case, which travelled from second appeal in CIC to SLP before Supreme Court has set a controversial standard for ‘personal’ information causing serious damage to right to information. The apex court’s order of dismissing SLP in Girish Ramachandra Deshpande is … [Read more...] about Scope Of Privacy Of ‘Public’ Servant: An Analysis Of Girish R Deshpande Vis-A-Vis Other Binding Precedents
The first Online Common Law Admission Test will be held on 10th May 2015. Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University is conducting the examination this year.Here is the complete information relating to CLAT .16 Universities are participating in CLAT 2015. They areNLSIU – BangaloreNALSAR – HyderabadNLIU – BhopalWBNUJS – KolkataNLU – JodhpurHNLU – RaipurGNLU – GandhinagarRMLNLU – LucknowRGNUL – PatialaCNLU – PatnaNUALS – KochiNLUO – CuttackNUSRL – RanchiNLUJAA – GuwahatiDSNLU – VisakhapatnamTNNLS – TiruchirappalliThe Under-Graduate Programme Offered By The National Law UniversitiesThe Sixteen NLUs offer a five-year integrated under-graduate law courses leading to the award of B.A. LL.B., B.Sc. LL.B., B.B.A. LL.B., B.S.W. LL.B., B.Com. LL.B. (Hons.) degrees. While B.A. LL.B. is offered by most of the universities, B.Sc. LL.B. Course is offered by WBNUJS (Kolkata), NLU (Jodhpur) and GNLU … [Read more...] about Common Law Admission Test 2015 will be on 10th May 2015; All you want to know about CLAT 2015
The online Registration for Common Law Admission Test [CLAT] has started in the official website yesterday. The CLAT-2014 Online Application Form will be accessible on the CLAT website between 1st January, 2014 and 31st March, 2014 along with the Information Brochure. No hard copy of the Application Form and Information Brochure will be sold this time. CLAT-2014 Information Brochure (not the application form) will also be accessible from the respective website of all the participating NLUs. This year Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) will be conducted by the Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar. The 14 participating NLUs in CLAT 2014 in the order of their establishment are: 1. National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU) 2. National Academy of Legal Study & Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad 3. National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU) 4. The West Bengal National … [Read more...] about CLAT 2014 registration Started; All you want to know about CLAT 2014 Online Registration