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Calvin T. Sun

Calvin Sun’s Legal Guides

20 total


  • "Fast Track" US citizenship via the MAVNI military service program

    The MAVNI program offers a fast way for persons to become US citizens, via service in the US military. Typical obstacles to a green card For many people, particularly students from China, gaining eith

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  • How to talk with your boss about getting H-1B status

    I have spoken with a few people who are in their OPT, and who have told me that they are uncomfortable with bringing up, with their boss, the topic of getting H-1B status. If you feel this way, here are some thoughts and suggestions.Ihave never had to ask for H-1B status, but bel...

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  • H-1B Lottery Fail: Now What?

    Did you lose out in the fiscal year 2014 H-1B lottery? That is, did your petition fail to be selected? If so, I am sorry for your situation, and offer some thoughts that I hope will help you. In doing so, I am assuming that you were in your OPT period, a "regular" F-1 program stu...

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  • 10 things foreign national workers should know

    If you are a non-U.S. citizen or non-U.S. national, and you're working in the United States, this information may help you with any petitions you are planning to file. It also may help you avoid status problems. Please note that this article does not constitute legal advice. 1:...

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  • When You Move into Your Rental Housing: Protecting Your Security Deposit

    Congratulations. You are about to move into your rental housing. Most likely you will have paid, or will be paying a security deposit to your landlord in order to stay in your housing. For this reason, you will want to make sure that you get it back when you leave.

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  • 10 Ways to be More Persuasive and Win Your Case

    #1. Show how the other person benefits from listening to you Sun Tzu, in his classic The Art of War, said that a person who knows both the enemy and himself need not fear the result of a hundred batt

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  • Understanding the Difference Between Visa and Status

    This presentation is aimed at non-immigrant aliens in the United States, and explains the difference between having a status and having a visa.

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  • Understanding the difference between your visa and your status

    This article is directed at the non-US citizen or non-US national who is in the US in a non-immigrant status. You might be a student, in F-1 status. You might be a temporary worker, in H-1B status. Regardless, this article is intended to help you understand the difference betw...

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  • Improve Your Presentations

    Avoiding a dentist visit: $1,000 Avoiding an IRS audit: $5,000 Avoiding an oral presentation: priceless If you have this attitude, please think again and read this article. As a law student, and later as a lawyer, you will be well served by having the ability to speak well in pu...

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  • Tips on Complying With Immigration Law When Hiring Staff

    1: Hiring a citizen keeps you compliant Hiring an alien for employment if you know that the alien is unauthorized is unlawful. The law defines an “unauthorized alien” as one who is not lawfully admit

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