Points and Tips

Unable to Depart US Due to Pandemic? Avoid Overstay!

Were you admitted to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP)? --->  There is no provision of law that would allow you to extend your stay. However, if you are unable to depart before their current period of admission expires due to exigent circumstances, there is an option to request relief in the form of a Satisfactory Departure request. Both U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have authority to handle these requests which grant an individual a period of 30 days in which to depart the U.S.

Military Service Path to Citizenship - Navy Memo

Service in the US military provides a path to citizenship for temporary residents or non-immigrants present in the United States who meet certain criteria, and who are willing to so serve  a period of active duty.  In a recent memo issued July 30, 2015, the US Navy has commenced a pilot program seeking such recruits with special language skills, including Arabic, Korean, Swahili, Farsi, Pashtu, Punjabi and Urdu.

A copy of this memo, which includes the applicaton, is available here .

EB-5 Q&A: When can relocated employees be counted towards the EB-5 requirement?

Question Detail: My friend is a U.S. citizen who owns a thriving business in Texas. He wants to expand the company to an office in Los Angeles. We are thinking this would be a good opportunity for me to invest and apply for EB-5 at the same time. Will a new location of an existing company be eligible for EB-5 investment? What if some of the employees relocate to Los Angeles? Can we count their new jobs towards my EB-5 job requirement?

DACA Recipients Can Participate in Workforce Investment and Wagner-Peyser Act Programs

DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)  recipients with work authorization can participate in the workforce training programs provided under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). These programs can include Job Corps, National Farmworkers Job Program, and the Wagner-Peyser Act which helps match workers to jobs and vice-versa. These are great opportunities that will help the economy and help DACA individuals obtain better integration into the US work environment.

March Important for Business!

Sure, it's important for basketball, too. But before you get too wrapped up in March Madness, realize that March 15 is when your business taxes (or an extension) are due, for corporations both S and other, and you must provide your K's to partners, shareholders etc. so that they can prepare their own tax returns. The main IRS website is www.irs.gov , but business owners and non-tax-professionals are well to use www.tax.gov which provides easy access to useful information that you need.