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Napolitano Welcomes Dreamers To UC

Posted on: January 6, 2014 by in immigration, visas
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bigstock-Business-meeting-in-an-office-21258410“Let me be clear. UC welcomes all students who qualify academically, whether they are documented or undocumented.” – University of California President Janet Napolitano

Since her appointment as president of the University of California (UC) in July, Janet Napolitano has sought to ease concerns that she might be hostile to undocumented immigrants because of her background with the Department of Homeland Security. In October, Napolitano announced that UC will devote $5 million to provide financial aid and counseling to students who are undocumented immigrants. The announcement came in Napolitano’s first public speaking engagement since assuming the UC presidency. The $5 million, Napolitano said, will “support these students with resources like trained advisers, student service centers, and financial aid.”

“Consider this a down payment,” Napolitano suggested, “one more piece of evidence of our commitment to all Californians.” Also beginning this year, California is allowing students who are undocumented immigrants – and thus ineligible for federal financial aid – to qualify for state scholarships and grants.

UC officials believe that in a student population of almost a quarter-million, the state university system enrolls fewer than one thousand undocumented immigrant students who were brought into the country as children, a group now popularly dubbed the “dreamers.” At the moment, most of these students are protected from deportation by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy enacted by the Obama Administration in 2012. Napolitano met with student groups representing the dreamers on her first day as UC President.

If you are an undocumented immigrant, if you’re seeking a visa for school or for work, or if you’re an immigrant who is facing any legal issue whatsoever, speak with an experienced immigration attorney right away. A good immigration lawyer will walk you through hearings, applications, and other legal procedures pertaining to immigration. An experienced immigration attorney will also provide you with the sound legal advice you need and will fight vigorously to defend your rights. Don’t hesitate to contact a good immigration lawyer today.

E-2 Visa Requirements

Posted on: November 20, 2013 by in immigration
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bigstock-Social-security-28216202If you are applying for an E-2 visa, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has set forth several requirements that you must fulfill:

  1. As an investor applying for an E-2 visa, you must be arriving in the U.S. to invest in a new or an already-existing business. In either case, you must prove that the capital you are planning to invest is considerable.
  2. The investment must be in a “bona fide” enterprise that isn’t marginal or purely speculative. A bona fide enterprise is a real, active commercial undertaking which produces services or goods for a profit. A marginal enterprise is defined as one that will not produce more than a minimal living for you and your family or allow you to make a significant economic contribution in the United States.
  3. You must possess the funds you will invest, and those funds must be irrevocably committed to your investment.
  4. You must prove the source of your funding is legitimate and show that your investment funds came to you legally.
  5. You must be coming to the U.S. to direct the enterprise, and typically you must demonstrate ownership of at least 50 percent of the business. If you have determined that the E-2 visa is the best path for you, it’s time for you speak with an experienced migration attorney.

If you have any questions about the E-2 visa or about any other migration matter, obtain the counsel and services of an experienced migration attorney immediately. Don’t delay. A good immigration lawyer can answer your questions, guide you through the various migration procedures, defend your rights, and help you to achieve your goals in the United States. For anyone dealing with any immigration issue, finding an experienced immigration attorney to serve and represent you is still the wisest choice that you can make.