12Dec
By: Julia On: December 12, 2016 In: Immigration Comments: 2

Green cards and visas are both government-issued documents for immigrants, but they bestow very different rights and privileges in the US. The critical difference is that a green card allows the holder to remain and work in the US indefinitely, while the visa is reserved for a temporary stay.

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12Dec
By: Julia On: December 12, 2016 In: Immigration Comments: 0

Are you about to overstay your visa? Overstaying your visa by failing to extend your stay or failing to leave the US by the right date will cause you to be out of status. This may result in being ineligible for a visa in the future.

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12Dec
By: Julia On: December 12, 2016 In: International Law Comments: 0

Situated in the westernmost part of Africa, Senegal includes a desert in the north and a tropical climate in the south. Considered one of Africa’s model democracies, Senegal is currently in the midst of a contentious presidential election.

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12Dec
By: Julia On: December 12, 2016 In: Legal Interpreting Comments: 0

Mistranslations and misinterpretations can be more than just confusing and inaccurate — in a legal setting, they can even cause mistrials. By using a professional interpreting agency, however, you can increase your chances of working with an interpreter who has experience working in court and other legal settings.

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12Dec
By: Julia On: December 12, 2016 In: International Law Comments: 0

Hungary has attracted criticism lately from the European Union for passing controversial new laws that the EU believes are suggestive of authoritarianism. As you read about Hungary in the news, keep in mind this short version of the country's history.

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12Dec
By: Julia On: December 12, 2016 In: Intellectual Property Comments: 0

The case before the Supreme Court, called Golan v. Holder, involved a constitutional challenge to a US law that granted copyright protection to artistic works first published in another country between the years 1923 and 1989.

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12Dec
By: Julia On: December 12, 2016 In: Legal Interpreting Comments: 0

Being bilingual alone does not mean you are qualified to be an interpreter. According to The Toronto Star, a Canadian court discovered this fact the hard way when it recently declared a mistrial due to an interpreter’s “poor and substandard” interpretation, despite the observation that the interpreter spoke Hindi well.

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12Dec
By: Julia On: December 12, 2016 In: Immigration Comments: 0

With a growing number of refugees from Burma making their way to the US, communities throughout America are finding themselves searching for ways to assist these new arrivals. In FY 2010, the US admitted more than 10,000 Burmese Karen and Karenni refugees living in camps along the Thai-Burma border and 6,000...

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12Dec
By: Julia On: December 12, 2016 In: International Law Comments: 0

In mid-December, North Korean media announced that Kim Jong-il, the longstanding leader of the country, died of a heart attack at the age of 69. Kim Jong-un, his twenty-something son, has dominated world headlines as he steps into his father’s shoes as the new leader of North Korea. What does...

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12Dec
By: Julia On: December 12, 2016 In: Legal Interpreting Comments: 1

As a legal professional, you may have been asked by a client -- or perhaps even wondered yourself -- why a client’s family member can’t act as an interpreter for your court proceeding. If they know the language in question and are available to appear in court, what’s to...

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