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Exenciones penales para atletas y animadores que buscan visas P

Exenciones penales para atletas y animadores que buscan visas P

Existe una idea errónea de que tener un pasado criminal, especialmente condenas por delitos graves, evitará que un boxeador potencial, un artista de artes marciales mixtas u otro participante en un deporte de combate obtenga una visa P o una visa O. Si bien esto es absolutamente cierto para una persona que busca migrar a los Estados Unidos, esto no es necesariamente cierto para alguien que busca venir a los Estados Unidos de manera temporal sin la intención de quedarse. Si usted es un luchador o un entrenador que ha cometido errores en el pasado, bien podría valer la pena tomarse el tiempo y los gastos de solicitar una exención para abrir las puertas y la oportunidad de realizar su oficio en los Estados Unidos.

La forma apropiada de obtener alivio a la inadmisibilidad para los atletas y entrenadores no inmigrantes a los Estados Unidos es la exención §212 (d) (3). Esta exención se aplica tanto a la visa P como a la categoría de visas O junto con otras visas, como las visas J-1 para estudiantes y las visas de trabajo H-1B. A diferencia de las visas de inmigrante, la exención para visas de no inmigrante, como la visa P y las categorías de visa O, tienen un estándar mucho menos estricto para su aprobación. Por ejemplo, típicamente solo los delitos menores de marihuana son elegibles para exenciones para visas de inmigrantes, como cuando una persona busca convertirse en un residente legal permanente ("Green Card Holder"). En contraste, hay relativamente pocas barreras absolutas para la aprobación de la exención de visa de no-inmigrante §212 (d) (3) y estas barrerasabsolutas típicamente involucran razones de seguridad política y / o de patria, tales como las siguientes:

• Planeó o planea cometer espionaje o sabotaje

• Planeó o planeó cometer cualquier actividad ilegal

• Planeó o planea derrocar al gobierno por la fuerza

• Motivos de política exterior

• Membresía en el Partido Nazi

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El estándar para aprobar el §212 (d) (3) de exención de visa de no inmigrante para luchadores y entrenadores también es mucho más obtenible que una exención de visa de inmigrante. El problema es que la autoridad de los funcionarios de inmigración para aprobar la exención de la visa de no-inmigrante §212 (d) (3) para peleadores y entrenadores es un asunto discrecional que quita algo de control de la mano del solicitante. El oficial de inmigración puede aprobar una solicitud tan fácilmente como pueden negar una y no hay un proceso de apelación. Las únicas opciones del luchador o del entrenador si se niega su renuncia al no. 2.122 (d) (3) es buscar una opinión consultiva o simplemente solicitar nuevamente.

El oficial de inmigración considerará tres puntos al determinar si aprueba o no la exención de la visa de no-inmigrante §212 (d) (3) para el boxeador o entrenador. Los tres factores fueron establecidos hace treinta años en el caso en el asunto de Hranka en 1978. Los factores que son considerados por los oficiales de inmigración al determinar si aprobar o no la exención de visa de no-inmigrante de la §212 (d) (3) son como sigue:

• El riesgo potencial de daño a la sociedad si el luchador o el entrenador es admitido en los Estados Unidos

• La gravedad de la infracción a la ley penal o de inmigración del luchador o entrenador; y

• La (s) razón (es) para el luchador del entrenador que busca ingresar a los Estados Unidos.

La tercera parte de esta prueba se refiere a tener un propósito genuino para venir a los Estados Unidos. En el caso de un boxeador, un artista de artes marciales mixtas u otro atleta de deportes de combate, esto se logra con un acuerdo de combate, invitación a la competencia o contrato de empleo.

El proceso de solicitud en relación con el lugar donde el solicitante debe solicitar la exención y las tarifas gubernamentales aplicables, depende del estado de ciudadanía del combatiente extranjero o del entrenador. Si el solicitante es ciudadano de un país exento de visa, como Canadá o el Reino Unido, deberá solicitar en el puerto de entrada o en el puerto de autorización previa. Habrá un requisito para que el solicitante envíe por correo la solicitud o presente la solicitud en persona. Estas entradas también están sujetas a una tarifa del gobierno de $ 585.00 dólares.

Si el solicitante es ciudadano de un país que requiere una visa para viajar a los Estados Unidos, como México, entonces el solicitante deberá solicitar la exención en una oficina consular. Sin embargo, el solicitante no tendrá que pagar la tarifa de presentación de $ 585.00.

Si está interesado en obtener una exención para usted o un atleta / artista que representa, no dude en comunicarse con uno de nuestros abogados para una consulta al 704-500-2075.

Conor McGregor United States Visa Status in Jeopardy

Conor McGregor United States Visa Status in Jeopardy

This past weekend, MMA Superstar Conor McGregor made headlines all over the world when he was involved in a confrontation at Barclay's arena during UFC 223 in Brooklyn, NY. Allegeldy, Mr. McGregor and rivals attack a bus containing a rival fighter after a media conference. The major issue arose because Mr. McGregor was caught on tape throwing a dolly though the window of the bus and injured several athletes who were on the bus. In fact, several athletes we deemed unable to compete during UFC 223. 

Queen City Immigration Law services Visas for Evander Holyfield's Real Deal Boxing

Queen City Immigration Law

Combat Sports Practice

www.combatsportsvisas.com

704-500-2075

For Immediate Release -

Charlotte, NC, USA (March 19, 2018) –

Former Heavy Champion Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Boxing, along with the World Boxing Council (“WBC”), announced that their organization will promote an eight man boxing competition in in the welterweight division. Queen City Immigration’s Combat Sports Practice will provide the immigration support for the tournament which begins on April 27 in Louisville, Kentucky.

The first round brackets are as follows:

#1 ranked FELIX DIAZ, (19-2-0, 9 KO’s) of Santa Domingo, D.R. will clash with #8 ranked DERRIECK CUEVAS, (16-0-1, 13 KO’s) of Catano, Puerto Rico.

#2 ranked CHRIS VAN HEERDEN, (25-2-1, 12 KO’s) of Johannesburg, South Africa, faces #7 ranked TIMO SCHWARZKOPF, (18-1-0, 10 KO’s) of Stuttgart, Germany.

#3 ranked FREDRICK LAWSON, (26-1-0, 21 KO’s) battles #6 ranked BAISHANBO NASIYWULA, (13-1-1, 6 KO’s), of Urumqi, China.

#4 ranked RADZHAB BUTAEV, (8-0-0, 6 KO’s) of Russia faces #5 ranked BRAD SOLOMON, (27-1-0, 9 KO’s), of Douglasville, Georgia.

The Queen City Immigration Law is excited to support the foreign born athletes competing in this tournament. “It is always an honor to work with a World Champion such,’ says Partner Sherrod Seward, practice leader of the Queen City Immigration’s Law’s Combat Sports section (“www.combatsportsvisas.com”). “Every athlete in this tournament has the skill set to take home everything, and that is what makes Real Deal Boxing special.”

Queen City Immigration Law specializes in O and P visas for athletes around the world and has a special practice group specifically for combat sports. Queen City Immigration Law is committed to acting as an innovator for improving the usefulness and effectiveness of P and O visa applications for boxers, mixed martial artists, and promotions that organize combat sports competitions.

ABOUT QUEEN CITY IMMIGRATION LAW

Queen City Immigration Law is a Charlotte, North Carolina-based full-service immigration law firm that focuses on the strategic needs of combat sports athletes and professionals all over the world. Our firm specializes in purposeful, intelligent and thorough representation in P and O visa categories for athletes, trainers, and coaches. We also advocate for combat sports business professionals with employment and investment based visa solutions.  For exceptional service to the community, we have attorneys and staff with fluency in French, Vietnamese, Spanish, and Polish languages. Other languages are easily accommodated upon request.

All our clients have to do to get started with the QCI Law P Visa Challenge is to visit http://www.qcilaw.com/athlete-p-1-form/ for athletes and http://www.qcilaw.com/promoterspackage for promoters. For more information, do not hesitate to call our offices at 704-500-2075.

Olympian Boxer receives approval for P Visa status for 2.5 years based on Management Contract

Olympian Boxer receives approval for P Visa status for 2.5 years based on Management Contract

Charlotte based Queen City Immigration Law (“QCI Law”) is pleased to announce a successful P visa petition for Nigerian Olympian who will be making their professional debut soon in the United States. The olympian boxer obtained their visa through her management company which will last for more than two and a half  years and allow the olympian boxer to compete for multiple organizations on the same visa. This is very different from the typical pathway for a combat sports athlete to receive sponsorship from a combat sports promoter. Obtaining a P visa through a management contract rather than through a bout contract allows an combat sport athletes such as boxers, mixed martial artists, and jiu jitsu competitors to extend the length of their P visa and be available to compete with multiple organizations using the same P visa.

Cleveland Meet & Greet - Queen City Immigration Law

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March 30, 2018   

6:00 pm - 8:00 PM

Chicago Chicken & Waffles

1144 Prospect Ave

cleveland, oh 44115

 

WHAT IS THE BIG DEAL?

Queen City Immigration Law is proud to announce the expansion of our full-service immigration practice to Cleveland, OH. Partner, Sherrod Seward, is a graduate of Cleveland State's Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and excited to connect with old classmates, colleagues, and new friends. 

WHAT is THE OCCASION? 

Our firm is hosting a casual meet & greet with fellow attorneys and supporters of Queen City Immigration Law at Chicago Chicken & Waffles in Downtown Cleveland on Friday, March 30, 1018. The meet & greet will also feature friend of the firm, Common Pleas Court Judge Cassandra Collier-Williams.  

ABOUT QUEEN CITY IMMIGRATION LAW

Queen City Immigration Law is a Charlotte, North Carolina-based full-service immigration law firm that focuses on the strategic needs of our clients. Our firm specializes in purposeful, intelligent and thorough representation for both employers and investors. We also advocate for families and individuals all over the world with personally tailored service.  For exceptional service to the community, we have attorneys and staff with fluency in French, Vietnamese, Spanish, and Polish languages. Other languages are easily accommodated upon request.

Queen City Immigration Law hosts Side-Bar with North Carolina Advocates for Justice

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Queen City Immigration law had the pleasure of hosting Side Bar with the North Carolina Advocates for Justice ("NCAJ ") at Three Spirits Brewery in Charlotte, NC! This event was a great opportunity to meet attorneys, paralegals, and other legal professionals – both members and non-members of NCAJ. We look forward working with the NCAJ throughout the year for both social and philantrophic endeavors. 

About NCAJ

For over 50 years, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) has protected individual rights in North Carolina. NCAJ members, now 3,500 strong, represent those injured by the wrongdoing of others, workers fighting for their rights in the workplace, the disabled, those addressing family problems, consumers, those in debt, and those accused of crime. They include attorneys, legal assistants, law school faculty and students, and law office managers.

The North Carolina Advocates for Justice accomplishes its mission through effective advocacy work in the NC state legislature advocating for the rights of all citizens, through the development of various legal publications and over 40 professional development seminars annually to help attorneys improve their skills, and through the administration of a variety of public outreach initiativesaimed at enhancing public understanding of the U.S. legal system. The organization's Legal Affairs Committee also monitors the development of law and serves as a trial attorney advocate to the State Bar.

The association gears activities, services, and listservs to specific areas of practice, including: Auto Torts, Civil Rights, Consumer/Commercial Rights, Criminal Defense Law, Disability Advocacy, Eminent Domain, Employment Law, Family Law, Hispanic/Latino Division, Immigration Law, Juvenile Defense, Legal Assistants Division, New Lawyers Division, Nursing Home Litigation, Products Liability & Construction Defects, Professional Negligence, and Workers' Compensation.

About Queen City Immigration Law

Queen City Immigration Law is a Charlotte, North Carolina-based full-service immigration law firm that focuses on the strategic needs of our clients. Our firm specializes in purposeful, intelligent and thorough representation for both employers and investors. We also advocate for families and individuals all over the world with personally tailored service.  For exceptional service to the community, we have attorneys and staff with fluency in French, Vietnamese, Spanish, and Polish languages. Other languages are easily accommodated upon request.

Queen City Immigration Law hosts North Carolina Africa Business Association

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February Meeting  - February 26, 2018

On February 26, 2018, Queen City Immigration Law had the pleasure of hosting the second ever meeting of the North Carolina Africa Business Association at our Uptown Charlotte office in conjunction with Global Bridge Pharmaceuticals. 

North Carolina is home to many great entrepreneurs and industry influencers from all over Africa. Each year, people of the African diaspora and supporters import and export goods and services from all over the continent. However, there is not much coordination between people in North Carolina interested in doing business in Africa leaving many useful opportunities and contacts on the table

WHAT IS THE SOLUTION?

We are reaching out directly to companies  and entrepreneurs in North Carolina that are interested in doing business in Africa to participate in the organization of the North Carolina African Business Association. 

HERE ARE THE IDEAS:

1. Monthly meetings to share updates on markets, contacts, and opportunities

2. Resource pooling to take advantage of short-term investment opportunities

3. Presence with Economic Development Agencies across the State to encourage interaction with emerging markets. 

4. Invitations to leaders on the Continent and in the United States to visit North Carolina

5. Seminars and workshops to support exports and imports

7. Membership directory 

8. Your Ideas 

If you are interested in learning more about our Organization please feel free to email the Steering Committee at ncafricabusiness@gmail.com

ICE Detention, Immigration Bond Hearings, & Removal Defense

ICE Detention, Immigration Bond Hearings, & Removal Defense

Foreign nationals who are present in the United States without a lawful immigration status are increasingly being targeted for deportation. Many of those people end up being placed in immigration detention centers pending their removal proceedings. Some of the reasons why the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) decides to detain an individual until the immigration case is resolved include fears that such individual could flee or pose a danger to the public because of a prior criminal conviction, a criminal warrant, criminal charges, or just an arrest. Once detained, those people often have to spend weeks or months behind bars, unless they are granted bail and post a bond.