<h1>Temporary visitor for business</h1> <p>Considerable difficulty has been experienced in arriving&nbsp;at a clear and workable definition of &lsquo;business&rdquo; within the&nbsp;contemplation of the statute. Soon after the designation&nbsp;originally was fashioned in 1924, the Supreme Court ruled&nbsp;that a primary aim of the statute was &ldquo;to protect American&nbsp;labor against the influx of foreign labor,&rdquo; that &ldquo;business&rdquo;&nbsp;contemplated only &ldquo;intercourse of a commercial charac&nbsp;ter,&rdquo; and that persons who sought to make temporary visits&nbsp;to perform labor were not nonimmigrants.</p> <p>Adhering to the Supreme Court&rsquo;s pronouncements in the&nbsp;Albro case, the regulations specify that &ldquo;business&rdquo; refers to legitimate activities of a commercial or professional character and does not include purely local employment or&nbsp;labor for hire.</p> <p>Conversely, if the situs of the employment&nbsp;is in Canada and if the activities in the United States are&nbsp;merely incidental to that employment, or are designed to&nbsp;promote international commercial intercourse, nonimmi&nbsp;grant status may properly be claimed.</p> <p>However, the line of demarcation often is shadowy and&nbsp;the distinctions that have been made sometimes are tenuous and unsatisfactory.</p> <p>The administrative text suggested to determine if a non immigrant &ldquo;business&rdquo; visit is involved includes the following elements:</p> <p>(1) A clear intent to retain foreign residence and domicile.</p> <p>(2) The principal place of business, and the place where the profit accrues, remains in the foreign country.</p>
Los Abogados
  • Francisco Hernandez
  • Daniel Hernandez
  • Phillip Hall
  • Rocio Martinez