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In Scotland, when can police retain key legal documents of a suspect after an arrest?

Can the police hold and refuse to give back a legal document after arrest that would allow a citizen to claim asylum in another state even though their life is likely to be put in danger?
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request early appointment for asylee - United States

Can a person on asylum request early interviewing from USCIS if they haven't been interviewed? If yes what is the procedure? Can he ask the officer (during the course of the interview) to withdraw his ...
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What is the difference between naturalized and derived citizenship of the US?

I'm trying to understand the difference between naturalized and derived citizenship in the US. I've been doing some research, but I'm still a bit confused about the distinctions and the implications ...
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Selected for H1B but never intends to find employment in the US

If a Canadian applicant was selected for a H1B lottery but never intends to find employment in the US, will the H1B status expire after about 3 years? If not, when will it expire? Thanks.
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Will I get denaturalized if I go to a medical school in Taiwan that is military-affiliated? [closed]

As a naturalized US citizen, I'm interested in understanding the potential repercussions, such as denaturalization or revocation, if I choose to attend a medical school in my home country of Taiwan, ...
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Is the legal plot point in The Proposal (2009) true to life?

In the 2009 film The Proposal, a Canadian immigrant to the United States has a denial of visa renewal, and gets married solely to avoid deportation. The immigration agent suspects the marriage is ...
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False promises by a potential employer and visa sponsor in the US [closed]

A friend living in the US was planning to open his own store and agreed to sponsor me so I could move there (with my family) once the store was open, knowing I had experience and skill in the field ...
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Do US companies have access to check out their job applicants immigration status?

I am wondering do companies in USA have access to a database to check out if a job applicant has US Green Card or not? I saw on USCIS website that says if you want to check someone's immigration ...
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Is denial of entry in the US appealable? [duplicate]

Suppose X possesses a valid visa to the US and enter a US port of entry. However at this point a CBP officer determines X to be inadmissible to the US for some reason. Can X appeal this reason to a ...
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Would it be in violation of student visa to spend a substantial amount of time and make profits from stocks?

Follow up to this question. As far as I know, one cannot do freelance work while on a student visa. So, for example, I cannot do something like hair cutting or drawing on commission, while in country. ...
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Is it legal having two 40 hour jobs in 2 EU countries being non EU [closed]

I have a work permit in Sweden for 3+ years. I have received a job offer from another EU country. I want to work both jobs. Both jobs are 55k+ euro annually so I have no issues with minimum ...
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Why is per country cap for employment based immigration gcs not illegal?

I have a minor son who is a legal us citizen but I am on h1b with valid I-140 for the last 8 years. In case of job loss where I have to leave the usa, he will have to go thru the tough choice of ...
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United States residents can't preach in Canada?

I have recently been told by someone with a background working in American border patrol that if an American tells a Canadian border patrol agent they're crossing to worship, things will be fine; but ...
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Can we work with another company while in 60 day WARN period [closed]

My employer company A laid off some of the employees including me and I have 60 day notification period in which I am getting paid. I have another offer to start for company B before the end of the ...
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Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill

The UK government has drafted legislation to the effect that Rwanda is a safe country to which to deport illegal migrants, which may or may not be true in fact: https://assets.publishing.service.gov....
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Germany: Right to work without a SSN and National ID number

I am in Germany on a spousal visa. My visa states "Erwerbtätigkeit erlaubt" i.e. I can work here. I have a Steuernummer (tax number) and I have finished my Anmeldung (registration) at the ...
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What's the minimum transit time to be legally allowed to enter Singapore?

I read (sic): Singapore immigration law suggests one should have atleast 10 hrs of transit time to get into the Country. [Author: Nakulan Ramamirthan] I can't find the legal source of that claim. ...
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Can an expat with the origin from outside of the EU but with a permanent residence in Spain travel and work freely across the Schengen zone?

Can an African expat with granted residence in Spain freely travel and work across the Schengen zone? For example, let us consider the case of my wife. I've resided in Spain as a EU national for the ...
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Does divorce affect citizenship?

Assume a woman marries a foreign man for the purposes of him gaining citizenship. They stay married for a few years but never actually develop a real romantic relationship and by this point the woman ...
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What are requirements to determine options for statutory or private health insurance after moving back from abroad (in the EU)?

When a person moves back to Germany after being abroad in the EU (e.g. Netherlands) long enough to have to insure themselves there and not be insured in Germany anymore, what determines if you can be ...
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What's the easiest way to extend my J-1 grace period?

I'm a visitor from the EU to the US with a J-1 visa, and I'm currently in my grace period of 30 days before I need to leave the US. Unrelatedly, I already have an approved ESTA visa waiver (from about ...
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The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

The first part of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act lists conditions where a foreign national is inadmissible on health grounds and the second part lists the exceptions. Exception (2) (a) ...
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How do internal border checkpoints with warrantless searches fit with the 4th amendment?

Some amendment rulings consider things not taken into account at the time they were written, but I would think they were well aware of border checkpoints at the time even, and the idea for internal ...
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Do undocumented students lose their enrollment in universities if they are expelled?

In the US, undocumented students can apply to universities. If one such student is accepted and enrolled but later deported due to not being covered by DACA or other reasons, will their enrollment be ...
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Does the doctrine of timely retraction extend to non immigration false claims to citizenship?

There are statutes in the Immigration Nationality Act that punish willful material misrepresentations/fraud and false claims to citizenship in connection with any benefit under the law (See https://...
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What documents must I carry on me while in the US on J1 visa?

I'm on J-1 visa for half a year in the US. I'm a Hungarian (EU) citizen. I'm wondering whether I need my passport and/or anything else on me at all times. I'd prefer not to carry my passport all the ...
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Is it illegal for an American to go to North Korea?

Is it illegal for US citizens to travel to North Korea? It may currently be impossible and probably a very bad idea, but is it actually illegal?
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Ways to avoid a running Naturalization application being forwarded to another municipality/city

I have recently made a Naturalization application in Germany (1 month ago) in Bayern and am about to Move to Berlin in 2 months. And after I do the anmeldung my application will also be forwarded to ...
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Can B-2 immigrants stay between time of mailing Adjustment of Status forms and their receipt if their visas expire in between?

One of my friends is an American citizen, but her husband and kids are not (B-2 visas). Their I-94s expire on May 15th, so they are applying for Adjustment of Status with I-485 and I-130 forms. I know ...
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Is there any chance for a parent to get a joint custody without a legal status in the U.S.? [closed]

Jan 2020 - I came from Outside of U.S. (foreign citizen) on a fiancee visa. Mar 2020 - I married my ex-wife (she is a U.S. citizen). Sep 2020 - I got my 2 year temporary green card. Mar 2021 - Our ...
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Would returns from investing in stocks cause one to reach the tax barrier on a student visa?

As far as I understand, one can earn about 850ish euros per month (as of 2023) without tax on a student visa source. Also, I learned that investing while on a student visa as a non EU international is ...
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Can I get a passport from another country from IVF child

My wife and I have a child from IVF from Shady Grove. We selected an embryo donor who is born in the US but her parents are from Europe, I think one is from France. I was just curious, could we ...
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Does the British spouse for a UK Family Visa have to be living in the UK?

On the UK Home Office webpage listing the requirements for a spouse, it never specifies that the spouse must be currently living in the UK, only that the couple "intend to live together ...
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Must an Incoming Passenger Card/Arrival card be done as a citizen

Are you legally required to do a customs declaration before you enter into Australia/any other western country? As a citizen with a valid passport it seems crazy that a tiny piece of cardboard could ...
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UK - What if only one tenant can prove right-to-rent?

I'm doing right-to-rent checks on prospective tenants. They are a couple, one of them can give me a share code, the other one cannot (yet). Can I let the house to just the one person, and allow the ...
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Is a US company obligated to lay off visa holders first over citizens?

With the current big tech firing frenzy I'd like to know if a US company must prefer the US citizens over working visa holders during mass lay offs? Let's say if there are 2 software developers but ...
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Does two-year home residency apply to postdoctoral fellowships of national science foundations?

In the U.S., J-1 visa can be subject to a two-year home residency requirement (212e) if sponsored by a US or foreign government agency. Does this apply to postdoctoral researchers employed at a US ...
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Being employed in two EU countries simultaneously

Is it possible (legal) to be employed in two jobs (full time) in two different European countries at the same time? Secondly, is it possible to have work permits of two countries simultaneously being ...
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May the State Department make a redetermination under 8 USC § 1182(a)(2)(G)?

Once the State Department makes a determination that a person is an "alien who, while serving as a foreign government official, was responsible for or directly carried out, at any time, ...
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Can a person with pending asylum work for foreign (outside of US) company?

Person who is applying for an asylum is not able to work in the US without an Employment Authorization Document (EAD). That person can apply for EAD 150 days after applying for asylum, and it will be ...
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Multiple remote or work from home contract jobs on H1B status in US

Mr.X is on H1B status with Company A. Company A pays Mr.X regular monthly salary, as standard H1B Employer/Employee relationship. Mr.X actually works as a Contractor for an end client, let's say End ...
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Inferring grammatical order of operations in US immigration forms

In mathematics and programming, there exist "order of operations" standards for interpreting expressions. Does something similar exist in US government documents? In particular, I am ...
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Can a FOIA request reveal how many times I have entered the U.S. as a citizen?

I know there are certain restrictions on personal information for FOIA requests, and verification of such is required beforehand. Even so, should this information be accessible? If so, to which agency ...
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Bavaria (Germany) - Double Taxation of Immigrants [closed]

I moved to Bavaria, Germany, in late march 2021 from Australia. I have paid income tax for that year in Australia. I recieved letters from the Bavarian state government asking for income tax ...
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I'm a victim of racism by the border police of Bulgaria [closed]

I was excited to visit Bulgaria, I flew all the way to Sofia (Bulgaria), but unfortunately, I was not able to enter it for no reason. I provided everything they wanted me to provide, but no luck (...
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When do Section 33D notices actually get used?

Section 8 of the Housing Act 1988 describes the effect of such a notice being issued upon landlords by the Home Office, and the content of such notices makes obvious when it can be sent and might be ...
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Judges barring defendants from using social media

A New York Times article recently mentioned that a US immigration judge has prohibited a non-US-citizen from speaking on social media, apparently as a condition of release from detention. But the ...
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If a foreigner marries a green card holder in the US, will the foreigner also be entitled to a green card at some point?

Also, what is the difference between a foreigner marrying a green card holder vs a citizen of the US?
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How does the U.S. States Department select Immigration Diversity Lottery winners exactly?

From what I've read, it seems that they select a random sample of 50,000 - 55,000 winners from the pool of applicants worldwide. But from the statistics I've seen, the distribution is not uniformly ...
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Leave to remain for criminal victim/witness

Meet Alice. Alice was assaulted by a coworker who punched her in the face, and was promptly arrested and charged. However, Alice was just nearing the end of her student visa. Alice was thus told that ...
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