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The Basics of Acquiring a US Visa

It's not uncommon to dream of visiting places you see in the movies. Let me guess, most of them are in the United States. To name a few, New York, LA, Miami, Washington and Chicago are some of the common tourist destinations in the US. You have the resources but you harbor this apprehension of being denied. This should not stop you from making your travel plans a reality. If you have relatives in the US or you would like to travel... ❯❯❯

Picking the Best Immigration Lawyer

The laws of immigration involve some very complex aspects and they require great attention that is specialized so as to ensure that all matters are dealt with appropriately. The lawyers can assist you in areas that you may find yourself in a fix such as when you need a visa application or when you want a card for permanent residency. There are many problems that can come up and this may endanger your citizenship status or... ❯❯❯

With Immigration, Compassion Must Prevail

On March 26, 1865, my great-grandfather, John Christian Baumann, his pregnant wife and four children arrived at the Ellis Island immigration center in New York Harbor from the Kingdom of Württemberg in Germany. Less than a mile away, the Statue of Liberty greeted them after their two-week voyage on the North German Lloyd steam/sail ship, America. Fast-forward 75 years to a Bauman family reunion in Catonsville, Maryland, a... ❯❯❯

Which Countries Offer a Passport Without Applicants Having to Migrate?

A few countries in the world grant individuals full citizenship without the trouble of moving there and all other difficulties associated with it. Under such programs, these countries simply require a financial contribution or real estate investment in exchange of providing individuals and stakeholders a second citizenship in a period of two to six months. For wealthy and affluent businessmen and entrepreneurs who do not have the... ❯❯❯

Dealing With Cyber Crime

Like it's coming from nowhere. You are not at all aware of it. But in a slow and cruel way it crawls through our privacy. Cyber crime is what we call it. Another complicacy from modern technology. Our children are bullied. Sometimes they keep it hide from us. Leads to further complication. Even things sometimes ended up in suicide. Cyber crime, as a devastating and easiest way of crime, has an adverse impact on the individual and... ❯❯❯

The Corruption Of Our Major Political Parties In The US

Why is it that every time we look at Washington DC we see questionable activities borderlining on corruption or outright illegality? Perhaps this is one thing that both sides of the aisle agree on - they seem to agree this is acceptable, it's not. Let's take these recent issues with email scandals. We have the DNC being hacked by a Romanian Hacker and Hillary Clinton's illegal private email server with official State Department... ❯❯❯

12 eCommerce Legal Issues to Consider in Operating an Online Business

The following article provides a high-level summary of some key eCommerce law issues online business operators face in running a website or other eCommerce business. Conducting business online or maintaining a website may subject companies and individuals to unforeseen legal liabilities. The following is a brief survey of 12 key eCommerce law issues to consider: 1. Internet Business & eCommerce A good starting point is analyzing... ❯❯❯

Username Squatting and Online Impersonation: How to Stop and Avoid

Impersonation and username squatting have increasingly become a common problem for companies today. As companies strive to maintain an online presence, they often become vulnerable to unwanted online behavior like impersonation and username squatting. Impersonation generally refers to the improper use of a username on social media platforms with the intent to mislead others into believing that the account belongs to another (e.g.,... ❯❯❯

20 Things You Need To Know About Software Patents

On July 31, 1790, Samuel Hopkins was issued the first patent for a process of making potash, an ingredient used in fertilizer. President George Washington signed the patent. Since that day more than 6 million patents have been issued. I saw some potash/fertilizer the other day I need to tell you about. I don't watch much TV, but I do enjoy the show Shark Tank. For me, it looks like a lot of fun to be on the panel. I have tremendous... ❯❯❯

An Odd Antitrust Suit Over A Legal Monopoly

The idea behind a patent is to give the owner a legalized monopoly to encourage innovation. Patents are limited to 20 years, after which the invention enters the public domain and can be freely copied. Inventors thus have incentive to create new and better stuff, since they will profit off the monopoly long enough to make the effort worthwhile, but not so long they can rely on one invention indefinitely. No industry takes this model... ❯❯❯