This is clear gender based employment discrimination, illegal under both federal and CA state law. You should speak with an employment specialist as soon as possible and also file a complaint with the CA Department of Fair Employment and Housing immediately to preserve your rights.
Entering for a job interview is totally acceptable on a B1/B2 visa. It is meant for "business meetings", which would include a job interview. The fact that the employer would likely be applying for an H1 removes any concern about "dual intent", entering on a temporary visa when intending to get a green card. A previously abandoned green card will not be a formal hurdle to a new green card in any way, though it may cause some officers to make a closer review.
It sounds like you put money into trust, that the attorney would then bill against for work performed. That you have an open balance due means that he is likely entitled to that money for compensation. If you do not believe that the attorney is entitled to the money, your local bar association like has a fee arbitration panel that you can raise the issue with.
You do not need to mention that you will not be responsible for her costs. It is her burden to demonstrate sufficient funds and the intention to return home.
There is no need to have the letter notarized.
This could be pursued civilly by the "defendant". Depending upon the officer's motives, however, it might also be a criminal matter. It is up to the various government bodies, however, to choose whether or not to prosecute.
If the officers actions were motivated by a racial, ethnic, or religious bias, then I would certainly contact the ACLU and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.
Either way, I would recommend that they contact a private attorney who specializes in...
Yes, you can pursue monetary damages up to the date of the hearing in the matter. But if the lease ran longer and he owes more rent, then you will need to file a separate civil suit to get a judgment for that amount. It might be wise to wait until the unit has been rented again or the lease expires, so that you can get a judgment for the whole amount he'll owe you.
I would recommend consulting an attorney, since it sounds like a significant amount of money and advice might change based...
Why did she have her name put on title originally if she was not paying for anything? You really should try to locate her, but if you can't you might be able to bring a case for quiet title on the basis that there was a constructive trust. You will want to consult with an attorney, however, to give them all the details and receive legal advice particular to your situation.
Your sister is asking you to execute an affidavit of support on her behalf. You have to show income at 125% the poverty level and it obliges you to ensure that she will not receive government aid for five years. It will not upset the petition you filed for your brother, but she will be treated as a member of your household if and when you have to file for your brother. Sibling petitions, however, take a very long time (over 10 years), so if you just filed for your brother then it probably...
The application will require all the regular documents, as if you were filing a new H-1B. Review form I-129 for details.
The fee will depend on the size of your employer, check the instructions to I-129 for information. You will have to pay the Fraud Fee and the Training Fee.
Yes you can premium process, it costs $1,000.
Our firm does handle this type of work as well.
What happened is a violation of the Unruh Civil Rights Act. You can report this to the Department of Fair Employment and housing, who will open an investigation. Visit their website for more info and to make an appointment to file a complaint: http://www.dfeh.ca.gov
It is not likely to be worth pursuing as a civil action, since the damages are likely to be low.