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Preparing to apply for an EB-5 green card

Individuals from foreign countries who are investing here in the U.S. can have a wide range of immigration goals. Some might have a goal of becoming a permanent resident of the United States. Under current U.S. law, there is a green card route for investors. This route is the EB-5 program.

Now, the process of applying for an EB-5 green card has many complex aspects. The EB-5 program has various rules regarding what an investor has to do to qualify for permanent resident status under it. This includes rules on how much money they need to invest. What the specific eligibility requirements would be for an investor depends on the particulars of the investment they are making, such as whether it will be in a targeted employment area and whether it will be part of a regional center investment. Our page on EB-5 visas goes over some of the different investment routes under the EB-5 program and how eligibility requirements vary among these routes.

Workplace lead exposure in California

Various different jobs can involve working around lead. One hopes that, in workplaces where lead can be present, employers take proper steps to keep their employees from suffering lead exposure. One example of such exposure is inhaling lead dust.

Cognitive difficulties, heart disease, kidney problems and reproductive issues are some examples of the serious health harms workers can suffer from workplace lead exposure. And even low levels of exposure can be dangerous, particularly when a person is exposed over an extended period of time.

The lasting trauma of a workplace brain injury

One of the most difficult things you may do in your life is to watch your spouse recover from a brain injury suffered on the job. Doctors may be telling you that this once thriving and productive person may now struggle completing the most basic tasks.

Traders from foreign countries and E-1 visa eligibility rules

Sometimes, individuals involved in international trade desire to come to the U.S. to further their trade-related aims. How immigration matters related to getting admittance to the U.S. for this purpose go could have major implications, including business and financial implications, for such traders.

One immigration route some traders may be able to pursue for getting permission to come to the U.S. for trade-related purposes is the E-1 visa program.

Burial expenses and California workers’ comp death benefits

A family can face many expenses in relation to the death of a loved one. This includes burial costs. Such expenses can be significant.

Now, when a family has had a loved one prematurely taken from them because of a workplace accident here in California, they may qualify for death benefits under the state’s workers’ comp laws. Here in California, do such benefits include the coverage of burial costs?

When the answers to the civics test questions change

The naturalization process here in the U.S. involves many different things. This includes the naturalization test. This test has multiple elements. Among these elements is the civics test. Taking the civics test is required for most individuals going through the naturalization process.

The questions on this test cover a range of civics-related topics. Now, the answers to some of these questions can change over time. So, when preparing for the civics test, it can be important for a person to be aware of any such changes that have recently occurred and to make sure to incorporate these changes into their studying.

Tree-trimming safety campaign announced in California

One task some outdoor workers here in California perform as part of their job is tree-trimming. A range of significant safety issues can arise in relation to this work task. Accidents that occur when a worker is tree-trimming can result in incredibly serious injuries, such as major lacerations, electrical injuries and fall injuries. These injuries sometimes even end up taking a worker’s life.

In the past couple of years or so, there have been several tree-trimming-related deaths in California. The last month and a half in particular has seen a fair number of such deaths in the state. There have been four fatal tree-trimming accidents in California since Dec. 1. One of these incidents happened here in Los Angeles County; that incident happened on Jan. 6.

‘Wet foot, dry foot’ policy brought to an end

When a person desires to come to the U.S. and stay in the U.S., one of the things that can have a significant impact on their immigration situation is what country they are from. U.S. immigration rules and policies can vary based on the country a person is from. Skilled attorneys can advise individuals that U.S. immigration matters have arisen for on what their country of origin and the other specifics of their situation mean for the immigration options they have.

Recently, a major change occurred in U.S. immigration policy regarding immigrants from one particular country. Specifically, a special policy that had been in place regarding Cuban immigrants for some time has been repealed.

Injured at work and money is running out

No one plans on getting injured at work. A small puddle on the floor or a weak spot in scaffolding can send you to the ground - hard. After you get treated and are sent home it is difficult to know what to do next. You are stuck at home as the clock keeps ticking. It is hard to rest when you know that you are missing valuable money at work. If you are feeling rushed to return to work then you might find relief knowing that you can receive benefits for your injury.

Get workers' compensation benefits while you heal

Rushing back to work while you are still injured will only make problems worse. Instead you can stay home and heal while receiving payments from your employer's insurance company. These benefits are called workers' compensation which is provided for people who get injured on the job. It does not matter if you are a legal citizen or not, it is a basic right in California. Injured workers should take the following steps to receive benefits:

Safety issues regarding workplace use of diesel equipment

When it comes to the equipment used at a work site, it is not only the mechanical components of the equipment that worker safety issues can come up in connection to. While these components can give rise to concerns about risks of physical accidents like struck-by injuries or cutting/crushing injuries, these are not the only sources of risk that can come from such equipment. Worker dangers could also come from the substances the machines can put into the air of a workplace.

Take machines that are powered by diesel, for instance. Such equipment is used in all kinds of industries. This includes the agriculture, construction, mining, manufacturing and maritime industries.

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