Written by Taher Kameli The E-2 visa provides an immigration pathway for foreigners who seek to come to the United States. In general terms, an E-2 visa is for (a) a citizen of a country with which the United States maintains “a treaty of commerce and navigation”, (b) who will “develop and direct” a United States “enterprise” in which he or she invests “a substantial amount of capital”. The E-2 visa has been popular with Turkish nationals in recent years. In 2014, 422 Turkish nationals were issued an E-2 visa in the United States. In
Written by Taher Kameli & Chathan Vemuri The protective measures taken against potentially crowded facilities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic has left many parents of children in the Chicago Public School system anxious as to when to partake of these interpersonal activities again. While many parents recognize the importance of social distance learning at this time, parents of very young children or special needs children are particularly concerned that remote learning is not meeting the distinctive needs of their children and could fundamentally disrupt their education in the long term.
Written by Taher Kameli & Chathan Vemuri A recurring talking point from the Trump Administration has been that “illegal immigrants” allegedly steal jobs from American workers. He has consistently tried to link illegal immigration (however tenuously) to detrimental changes in the U.S. by pointing to the performance of the U.S. economy and the job market. In the early days of his campaign, he was very clear that, in his view as well as that of his supporters, immigrants were “taking our jobs…our manufacturing jobs…[and] our money.” Since taking office in
Written by Taher Kameli & Chathan Vemuri For the past 30 years, the rules and requirements for banks and savings & loan registrants for making disclosures to investors have been a mess as they simply duplicated other rules and requirements of the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) and the U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) or the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). This failed to take into account major changes in financial reporting since 1986 when the last substantive update to Industry Guide 3, Statistical Disclosure by Bank Holding Companies, the guide published by the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance
Written by Taher Kameli & Chathan Vemuri Educating children with special needs requires a heightened degree of specialized training, experience, individualized attention, patience and above all empathy beyond that required for children in general. Missteps and errors by those who do not know what they’re doing can potentially cause serious damage to both that child’s educational as well as their emotional well-being. As such, the relationship between adult supervisors/teachers/principals and children with special needs is an unequal one where the child is potentially vulnerable to errors or wrongful actions by the adult. This is painfully apparent with the phenomena of physical abuse where