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Scarborough Law is working hard behind the scenes at keeping you up to date with the ever changing by laws and latest news updates. When it comes to legal matters, laws and policies are ever changing. Staying informed is pivotal. Our blog publications help our clients stay in the know about changes that may affect them.

  • Published: January 31, 2018

The number of administrative arrests on illegal immigrants increased by 42 percent in 2017. Last year’s fiscal report by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) shows numbers rose from 110,100 in 2016 to more than 143,400 in 2017. Author: Bethany Anderson Published: 10:03 PM EST January 31, 2018 The number of administrative arrests on illegal immigrants increased by 42 percent in 2017. Last year’s fiscal report by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) shows numbers rose from 110,100 in 2016 to more than 143,400 in 2017. According to the report, a contributing factor to the…Read More

Look Who’s Coming to the White House
  • Published: July 26, 2017

With the Trump’s Administration push for “Hire American, Buy American,” countries like India feel the pressure. According to hindustantimes.com, more Indians in the US are searching for jobs in India after the 2016 election. The data displays 600 US-based Indians were seeking employment in India in December 2016 and increased to 7,000 in March 2017. Thus, employers seeking H-1B non-immigrant workers for 2018 has declined for the first time in five years. The ramifications of the Trump’s agenda are heard around the world. This all occurs as India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to…Read More

Why A Trust Is Right For You
  • Published: July 21, 2017

Ideal Estate Plan AVOID Estate Taxes AVOID Income Taxes AVOID Dissipation of Assets from Irresponsible Spending AVOID Attack from Creditors, Predators, & Divorce AVOID Court Control (Probate, Guardianship, or Conservator ship) as Much as Possible How can you create an ideal estate plan? Do nothing (intestacy) Use joint tenancy, beneficiary designations, transfer on death, Will-centered estate plan Trust-centered estate plan Estate planning is more than document. Estate planning requires thoughtful consideration of your goals paired with implementation of specific strategies to achieve them A Trust can do it all!Read More

Where Is The Love?
  • Published: July 18, 2017

The entryway of diversity, innovation, and culture is what makes the fabric of America what it is. Unfortunately, for the Trump Administration, the desire is to narrow the margin. The desire is to cut in half the number of legal immigrants that enter the country. Yes, you read correctly. LEGAL IMMIGRATION. GOP Senators Tom Cotton (AR) and David Perdue (GA) drafted the RAISE ACT, a bill that would shift the immigration system to a merit-based approach which allow foreigners with extraordinary ability in a particular field, holding advanced degrees, and outstanding ability. The RAISE ACT…Read More

The Tale of the Revoked Visa Ticket
  • Published: July 17, 2017

Once upon a time, there was a client with a visa ticket living the American Dream. He had all the treasures his heart desired: a job and a life of dignity. Suddenly, the visa ticket was revoked. He contacted his employer concerned for his legal status. The employer expressed concern to the Attorney. The Attorney investigated the client’s record and saw a wrinkle: an arrest for DUI. Though this tale may seem strange, this is a reality for non-immigrant visas for individuals with DUI offenses. Currently, the Department of State’s policy allows consular officers to…Read More

How To Turn Your IRA Into A Massive Benefit For Your Family
  • Published: July 13, 2017

Ideal Estate Plan AVOID Estate Taxes AVOID Income Taxes AVOID Dissipation of Assets from Irresponsible Spending AVOID Attack from Creditors, Predators, & Divorce AVOID Court Control (Probate, Guardianship, or Conservatorship) as Much as Possible Is there a way I can avoid taking my Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs)? At least for “traditional” retirement plans, but Roth IRAs and 401(k)s do not have RMDs during the life of the original account owner. Why are RMDs necessary? IRS wants to collect taxes as soon as possible Retirement plans are not designed as perpetual tax free zone Retirement plans…Read More

The Administration’s Tactic to Trump H1-B Visas
  • Published: July 11, 2017

The current administration has been working quietly with the Justice Department to change the H1-B process. The plan would enforce the President’s campaign promise to “Buy American, Hire American.” The administration is considering companies under the H1-B program to implement the “Buy American, Hire American” mentality by requiring employers job advertise to U.S. workers before hiring H1-B workers; reducing the cap and duration for the visas; requiring employers to report and submit duties done by their H1-B employees; and cutting “optional practical training” (OPT) for STEM graduates to work in the U.S. three years after…Read More

The Department Wants More From The Visa Applicant
  • Published: July 11, 2017

The Current Administration is adding more questions in the visa interview process “to implement additional protocols and procedures” focused on “ensur[ing] the proper collection of all information necessary to rigorously evaluate all grounds of inadmissibility or deportability, or grounds for the denial of other immigration benefits.” The requested supplemental information on the application include: Travel history during the last fifteen years, including source of funding for travel; Address history during the last fifteen years; Employment history during the last fifteen years; All passport numbers and country of issuance held by the applicant; Names and dates…Read More

The Grassley May Not Be Greener In the U.S.
  • Published: July 6, 2017

Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) met with the Labor Secretary, Alexander Acosta to discuss stricter reform for the H-1B program which provides 85,000 visas each year to foreign national workers in areas such as technology and engineering. Sen. Grassley is working to gain momentum and support from the White House for his H1-B reform bill he’s co-sponsored with Senator Dick Durbin. For details on the bill, visit congress.gov for S.180 – H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act of 2017. On the flip side, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) has his own H1-B bill in the works and…Read More

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