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					C JANUARY 3-6, 2009 • ASIAN JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS                                                   Community Journal                                                             http://www.asianjournal.com • (213) 250-9797

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                                       When moral character is                                                          immigration Update
                                       an issue in naturalization                                                                                                              the L-1 visa
                                       moral character has been inter-      similar institution for which the
                                       preted to mean that your behav-      total confinement was 180 days
                                       ior meets the moral standard of      or more during the past 5 years                                                           Dependents (i.e., spouses and       ing business in the United States
                                       the average citizen in your com-     (or 3 years if you are applying                                                        unmarried children under 21            ), and
                                       munity. Therefore, customs and       based on your marriage to a US                                                         years of age) of L-1 workers are           c) the organizational structure
   Atty. Joel R. BAndeR                expectations relating to good        citizen).                                     Atty. eugene PAlAcios                    entitled to L-2 status with the        of the foreign entity.
                                       moral character differ according        Failing to complete any proba-                                                      same restrictions as the principal.        If the alien is coming to the

                                       to area.                             tion, parole, or suspended sen-                                                        The L-2 spouse may stay, study,        United States in a specialized

            OST people apply for                                                                                                      ODAY, we are going to
                                          An immigration officer has the    tence before applying for natu-                                                        and work while other dependents        knowledge capacity (L-1B) to
            a green card with the                                                                                                     discuss another type of
                                       authority to examine the appli-      ralization.                                                                            may only stay and study in the         open or to be employed in a new
            ultimate goal of be-                                                                                                      nonimmigrant visa that
                                       cant’s entire life and to closely       Terrorist acts.                                                                     United States . In order for an
coming a US citizen someday.           scrutinize the 5 years preceding                                                      might apply to your case. There                                              office, the petition must include
                                                                               Persecution of anyone because                                                       L-1 petition to be approved, the
Certain benefits are granted to        his/her naturalization applica-      of race, religion, national origin,              is a nonimmigrant working visa                                               evidence that:
                                                                                                                             available to foreign business en-     petition must be filed with the fol-
citizens that are not available to     tion. Past actions relating to       political opinion, or social group.                                                                                               1. Sufficient premises to house
                                                                                                                             tities with offices in the United     lowing:
green card holders, such as the        applicant’s current behavior may        A person who has been con-                                                                                                 the new office have been se-
                                                                                                                             States that wish to transfer em-         1. Evidence of the qualifying
right to vote in federal elections,    be discussed, although they can-     victed of murder at any time, or                                                       relationship between the United        cured;
right to obtain citizenship for        not be the basis for the denial of   convicted of any other aggravat-                 ployees to the United States of-                                                 2. The business entity in the
                                                                                                                             fice for temporary periods of         States and the foreign employer
children born abroad, eligibility      his/her application.                 ed felony on or after November                                                                                                United States is or will be a quali-
                                                                                                                             time. It is called the L-1 visa,      which address ownership and
for federal jobs, and right to be-        The following have been given     29, 1990 cannot establish good                                                                                                fying organization; and
come an elected official.                                                                                                    also sometimes referred to as         control, such as an annual re-
                                       as examples by the USCIS that        moral character and therefore, is                                                                                                 3. The petitioner has the fi-
   The process of conferring                                                                                                 the “intra-company transferee”        port, copies of articles of incor-
                                       might demonstrate a lack of good     barred from applying for natural-                                                                                             nancial ability to compensate
citizenship on a person is called      moral character:                                                                      visa.                                 poration, financial statements, or
                                                                            ization.                                                                                                                      the alien beneficiary and to be-
naturalization. To be eligible            Any crime against a person           The applicant must not lie. All                   The L-1 visa enables the trans-   stock certificates;
for naturalization, the follow-        with intent to harm.                 arrests, convictions and crimes                                                           2. A letter from the alien’s for-   gin doing business in the United
                                                                                                                             fer of managers, executives and
ing requirements must be met:             Any crime against property        should be disclosed in the ap-                   specialized knowledge personnel       eign qualifying employer detail-       States.
(1) must be a lawful permanent         or the Government that involves      plication. Even those conviction                 to a United States office, subsid-    ing his or her dates of employ-              We have successfully assist-
resident for 5 years, or 3 years if    “fraud” or evil intent.              records that have been expunged                  iary or affiliate company of the      ment, job duties, qualifications       ed a lot of companies from the
applying based on marriage to a           Two or more crimes for which      must be reported. Failure to tell                foreign business entity. To obtain    and salary and demonstrating           abroad in transferring their man-
US citizen; (2) must be physically     the aggravated sentence was 5        the truth about the applicant’s                  an L-1 visa, the intra-company        that the alien worked for the em-      agers, executives and specialized
present for at least one-half of the   years or more.                       involvement in any crime could                   transferee must be able to prove      ployer abroad for at least one         knowledge personnel to a United
5-year or 3-year period; (3) must         Violating any controlled sub-     lead to the denial of his applica-               that he has worked for the com-       continuous year within the three-      States office, subsidiary or af-
be 18 years or over; (4) must have     stance law of the United States,     tion for lacking good moral char-                                                      year period before the filing of       filiate company. Our most recent
                                                                                                                             pany outside the United States
resided for at least 3 months in       any State, or any foreign coun-      acter.                                                                                 the petition in an executive or
                                                                                                                             for at least one full year within                                            victory involves the senior man-
the state where the application is     try.                                                  ***                                                                   managerial capacity or in a posi-
filed; and (5) must meet the good                                                                                            the last three years as an execu-                                            ager of one of the largest bank in
                                          Habitual drunkenness.             Bander Law Firm, LLP has been providing                                                tion involving specialized knowl-
moral character requirement for                                                                                              tive, manager or employee with                                               the Philippines whom we were
                                          Illegal gambling.                 immigration services for over 15 years and                                             edge; and
5 years prior to filing the applica-      Prostitution.                     has multilingual staff who can communicate specialized knowledge.                         3. A detailed description of the    able to help obtain an L-1A visa
tion.                                     Polygamy (marriage to more        effectively in Tagalog, Spanish, Sinhala, and        An intra-company transferee                                              and transfer to the United States
                                                                                                                                                                   proposed job duties and qualifica-
   Many people may have already        than one person at the same          Mandarin. Our firm provides free initial who comes to work in a mana-                  tions and evidence the proposed        with his entire family as the mar-
met the five-year residency re-        time).                               consultation on immigration matters, except gerial or executive capacity for           employment is in an executive or       keting manager of the Philip-
quirement but are not eligible            Lying to gain immigration ben-    criminal-related matters. Please feel free to a United States parent, branch,                                                 pine bank’s remittance company
                                                                                                                                                                   managerial capacity or in a posi-
to apply for naturalization due to     efits.                               call Bander Law Firm, LLP at 213-873-4333 subsidiary or affiliate of the for-                                                 based in Southern California .
                                                                            to schedule your free initial consultation. To eign business entity is given an        tion involving specialized knowl-
moral character issues. There is          Failing to pay court-ordered                                                                                                                                          If you want to know more
                                                                            learn more about immigration concerns and L-1A visa while one who comes                edge.
no clear definition of good moral      child support or alimony pay-                                                                                                                                      about this topic, then we invite
character for the purpose of an                                             read previous columns, visit www.BanderLaw. as employee with specialized                  If the alien is coming to the
                                       ments.                                                                                                                                                             you to schedule an appointment
immigration proceeding. Good                                                com.                    (Advertising Supplement) knowledge is given an L-1B visa.      United States as a manager or
                                          Confinement in jail, prison, or
                                                                                                                                                                   executive (L-1A) to open or to         for your free legal consultation
                                                                                                                                                                   be employed in a new office, the       by calling us at (818) 956-8844 [
                                                                                                                                                                   petition must include evidence         Glendale ] or at (626) 331-8188 [
                                                                                                                                                                   that:                                  Covina ]. You may also visit us at
                                                                                                                                                                      1. Sufficient premises to house     www.palacioslawfirm.com.
                                                                                                                                                                   the new office have been se-                              ***
                                                                                                                                                                   cured;                                 Attorney Eugene M. Palacios is the founder
                                                                                                                                                                      2. The beneficiary has, or upon     and principal of the Law Offices of Eugene
                                                                                                                                                                   establishment will have, the qual-     M. Palacios. He is a highly experienced
                                                                                                                                                                   ifying relationship to the foreign     and respected immigration attorney with
                                                                                                                                                                   employer and the qualifying po-        a successful track record in handling
                                                                                                                                                                   sition; and                            employment and family-based petitions as
                                                                                                                                                                                                          well as PERM and naturalization applications.
                                                                                                                                                                      3. The intended United States       He is licensed as an attorney in California
                                                                                                                                                                   operation will be able to support      and is admitted to practice before U.S.
                                                                                                                                                                   the executive or managerial po-        Immigration Courts, the U.S. Central District
                                                                                                                                                                   sition within one year of the ap-      Court, and California State Courts. His offices
                                                                                                                                                                   proval of the petition. This must      are located at 100 North Brand Boulevard,
                                                                                                                                                                   be supported by information re-        Suite 600 , Glendale , California 91203 and
                                                                                                                                                                   garding:                               at 800 South Barranca Avenue, Suite 250 ,
                                                                                                                                                                      a) the proposed nature of the       Covina , California 91723.
                                                                                                                                                                   United States office (size and                              ***
                                                                                                                                                                                                           The above article does not, and is not
                                                                                                                                                                   scope, organizational structure,
                                                                                                                                                                                                          intended to, constitute legal advice for
                                                                                                                                                                   and financial goals),                  a specific immigration problem and does
                                                                                                                                                                      b) financial information about      not create an attorney-client relationship
                                                                                                                                                                   the foreign entity (the size of the    between our office and the reader. It is for
                                                                                                                                                                   United States investment and the       informational purposes only and reflects
                                                                                                                                                                   financial ability to remunerate the    our law firm’s opinions and views on general
                                                                                                                                                                   beneficiary and to commence do-        issues.                 (Advertising Supplement)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            Face reality
                                                                                                                                                                                                           and start fresh
                                                                                                                                                                                                          home or other assets. Of course,
                                                                                                                                                                                                          bankruptcy is not a magical cure
                                                                                                                                                                      Atty. RAymond BulAon                for all of life’s problems, but it
                                                                                                                                                                                                          provides immediate protection

                                                                                                                                                                            HE decision to file bank-     to individuals who are in danger
                                                                                                                                                                            ruptcy is not an easy         of losing everything that is im-
                                                                                                                                                                            one, but sometimes it’s       portant to them.
                                                                                                                                                                   the decision that could change            As I write this article, we are
                                                                                                                                                                   your life for the better. When         about to face a new year. To a
                                                                                                                                                                   you are seriously in debt and          lot of people, the year 2008 was
                                                                                                                                                                   have no other way out, not do-         their most difficult year, finan-
                                                                                                                                                                   ing something about your situ-         cially speaking, considering all
                                                                                                                                                                   ation only guarantees that your        the problems that we are now
                                                                                                                                                                   problems will get worse through        seeing around us. The future
                                                                                                                                                                   your inaction. If you were physi-      seems uncertain to many and a
                                                                                                                                                                   cally sick and needed medical          lot of people are in the depths
                                                                                                                                                                   attention, I am sure you would         of financial despair. My advice
                                                                                                                                                                   go see a doctor. If you were           to you is to stop pretending that
                                                                                                                                                                   financially sick, you also need        your problems do not exist and
                                                                                                                                                                   to get relief so that you can re-      instead, act to do something
                                                                                                                                                                   cover. Don’t wait until your situ-     about them. I am not just talk-
                                                                                                                                                                   ation becomes a financial emer-        ing about filing for bankruptcy.
                                                                                                                                                                   gency that threatens the welfare       If you have a solution other than
                                                                                                                                                                   of your family. Things don’t have      bankruptcy, do it now and stop
                                                                                                                                                                   to go from bad to worse, unless        procrastinating.
                                                                                                                                                                   you let them.                             If you are determined to face re-
                                                                                                                                                                      All too often, even when peo-       ality and deal with your problems
                                                                                                                                                                   ple are in danger of losing their      head-on, you may find that the
                                                                                                                                                                   home through foreclosure, their        year 2009 could be a much bet-
                                                                                                                                                                   car about to be repossessed, are       ter year for you. Once you accept
                                                                                                                                                                   about to be sued or their wages        the reality of your circumstances,
                                                                                                                                                                   garnished, they still do not want      the focus should now be on find-
                                                                                                                                                                   to think about filing for bank-        ing a solution, nothing else. Do
                                                                                                                                                                   ruptcy. What I find, however,          not dwell on the past and all its
                                                                                                                                                                   is that people are simply misin-       mistakes. Like most problems in
                                                                                                                                                                   formed about the process. Once         life, whatever you are currently
                                                                                                                                                                   they see a bankruptcy lawyer           facing will soon pass, and it’s not
                                                                                                                                                                   who explains to them their legal       the end of the world. And if you
                                                                                                                                                                   options and the ramifications of       ever decide that filing for bank-
                                                                                                                                                                   not acting soon to protect their       ruptcy is simply unavoidable, re-
                                                                                                                                                                   property and their legal rights,       member that laws are designed
                                                                                                                                                                   they begin to understand that          to help you recover financially so
                                                                                                                                                                   the law is actually on their side      that you can restore yourself to a
                                                                                                                                                                   and that there is a remedy for         better quality of life and have a
                                                                                                                                                                   their problem. If you are consid-      better financial future for yourself
                                                                                                                                                                   ering bankruptcy at this time in       and your family.
                                                                                                                                                                   order to get out of debt, a care-         For a free attorney consulta-
                                                                                                                                                                   ful analysis of your situation by      tion regarding how you can get
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                                                                                                                                                                   attorney may be just what you          for bankruptcy, call Toll-Free
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                                                                                                                                                                   if filing for bankruptcy is your       appointment. We have offices
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                                                                                                                                                                      The right to file bankruptcy is     Covina.
                                                                                                                                                                   an important tool that the law
                                                                                                                                                                                                          None of the information herein is intended to
                                                                                                                                                                   has provided to people who have        give legal advice for any specific situation.
                                                                                                                                                                   serious debt problems. A lot of        Atty. Ray Bulaon has successfully helped over
                                                                                                                                                                   people, however, don’t realize         4,000 clients in getting out of debt. For a free
                                                                                                                                                                   the seriousness of their situation     attorney evaluation of your situation, please
                                                                                                                                                                   until they get sued by creditors       call Ray Bulaon Law Offices at TOLL FREE
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