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    Immigration Seminar Apr 9, 2014

    Please join us for an Immigration Seminar 6:30pm on April 9, 2014 at the Katie Wheeler Library, 13109 Old Myford Rd, Irvine, CA. We will be talking about: -Basics of US immigration: what’s the best way to immigrate/do I need green card to stay in the US? -Trends in US immigration: latest government adjudication trends -Life with immigration: when do you need immigration help/how to choose professional help Bring your questions and we will all benefit from the informative discussion! Register at Info Desk!   Please contact attorney Danny Chen of Green Maple Law Group Tel:626-548-8138 Fax:888-865-2388 14795 Jeffrey Rd. [...]

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    Free Seminar: Tustin Public Library [Sat. 1-Mar 2PM]

    IMMIGRATION SEMINAR FOR GENERAL PUBLIC Tustin Public Library 345 E. Main Street, Tustin CA 92780 Saturday March 1st at 2pm   Come join Attorney Danny Chen, immigration attorney of 85C Bakery Cafe and Fortune 500 company Wistron ITS for fun and educational conversations on U.S. immigration topics, including: Basics of US immigration: what is the best way to immigrate / do I need a green card to stay in the US? Trends in US immigration: latest government and agency trends; Life with immigration issues: when do I need immigration help / how do I choose a professional to hel? Bring [...]

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    Asylum: No Fear, No Case

    On December 18, 2013, the First Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals denied a Chinese asylum seeker because he could not show danger or harm that is directed at him from China (Li Sheng Wu v. Eric Holder Jr U.S. Attorney General). This ruling is significant in that all pending and future asylum cases will have to measure up to this case. The rules on asylum have always required the seeker to demonstrate prima facie eligibility due to persecution or well-founded fear of persecution on the account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political [...]

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    Closing Land Crossing Loophole

    United States and Canada Now Tracking Your Entry & Exit According to multiple sources, including the Canadian Border Services Agency and the New York Times, the “land-crossing loophole” will soon be closed. In the very near future, Canada and the United States will instantaneously share relevant immigration data collected at land crossings, such as the Peace Arch Crossing between Vancouver-Seattle and the Rainbow Bridge Niagara Falls Crossing between Ontario and New York.  This sharing allows the Department of Homeland Security to accurately track each person’s entry and exit date, effectively closing the “land-crossing loophole” that has existed for decades.   [...]

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    I-94 Going Digital

    Arrival-Departure Record Now Online Gone are the days of paper I-94 forms stapled to the passport.  Instead, all arrival and departure information will be gathered electronically at a custom-made website www.CBP.gov/I94.  Foreigners visiting the United States can verify immigration status or employment authorization, as well as find the record number and admission information. Like the paper I-94, the visitor needs to provide full name as it appears on the passport and U.S. visa, birth date, passport number, country of passport issuance, date of entry into the U.S., and class of admission.  Once all the information is entered, the visitor will [...]

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    H-1B Visa Hits Annual Cap in Year 2014

    Those Left Behind Must Plan Ahead & Take Action According to the latest announcement from USCIS, the H-1B Specialty Occupation petition has reached its annual cap for Year 2014.  This is most likely contributed by the bouncing back of the U.S. economy.  While the economic recovery is certainly worth celebrating, it is also time for employers and employees who missed the 2014 H-1B petition opportunity to seek alternative options. The law requires all individuals present in the United States to have some form of legal status at all times.  Many people mistaken the expiration date on visas issued by U.S. [...]

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    H-1B in Mergers & Acquisitions

    H-1B Employer Ownership Change By Merger & Acquisition Affects Employee Legal Immigration Status Carol, a Shanghai native and MBA graduate from UC Irvine began work in Seattle. Her employer sponsored her for an H-1B visa. Carol came to us when her sponsoring employer suffered financial distress and was bought out by another company. Carol’s job security was in doubt, her H-1B status became unclear due to the acquisition, and her hours & wage were going to be reduced. When an H-1B employer corporation undergoes ownership change, such as being bought out by another company, the H-1B beneficiary employee may lose [...]

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    Announcement of Official Website Launch

    GreenMaple Law Group is pleased to announce the official launch of its new website: www.GreenMapleLaw.com.  With help from website builders at Rooster Creatives and document service SecureDock, our clients now enjoy secured encryption access to all of their files, anytime, anywhere in the world.   About GreenMaple Law Group  GreenMaple Law Group is a US and Canadian immigration law firm.  Focusing on helping individuals, businesses and multi-national institutions, we build global bridges through immigration.  Our clients’ trust in our reputation and ability is paramount to everything else.

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    New California Office Location

    GreenMaple Law Group is pleased to announce the new location of our Irvine, California office.   14795 Jeffrey Road #201 Irvine, CA 92618 USA Tel: +1 (626) 548-8138 Fax: +1 (888) 865-2388   Stay tuned for the Open House announcement! About GreenMaple Law Group  GreenMaple Law Group is a US and Canadian immigration law firm.  Focusing on helping individuals, businesses and multi-national institutions, we build global bridges through immigration.  Our clients’ trust in our reputation and ability is paramount to everything else.

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