Counseling Indviduals and Companies of all International Backgrounds with Immigration Matters to Living and Working in the United States

By Tyler Jett, Area immigration attorneys fear more clients targeted.
Chattanooga Times Free Press, July 30, 2017.
Some immigration lawyers have noticed a new vulnerable target: Those actively applying for residency status.

Terry Olsen, an attorney in Chattanooga, said some clients have received notice of removal proceedings from Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents this summer, even as they were applying for protection.

There has not been an official policy change in the last couple of months. But anecdotally, Olsen and other lawyers told the Times Free Press they have seen shifting priorities among ICE agents.

Terrence L. Olsen, Amos Bailey, and Caleb Elwell, To Be Or Not To Be A Sanctuary City—That Is The Question For Some But Not For All By Terrence L. Olsen, Amos Bailey, and Caleb Elwell., July 7, 2017.
Sanctuary Cities are currently discussed every day either on TV, on the radio, at work, at home, and to the extent that the topic & issue will not be resolved anytime soon. Therefore, this article attempts to discuss where Sanctuary Cities started from, and where Sanctuary Cities are leading to.[....]

Terry Olsen To Serve As Chairman Of Tennessee Bar Association's International Law And Practice Section., June 30, 2017.
Attorney Terry Olsen of Olsen Law Firm in Chattanooga will serve as chairman of the Tennessee Bar Association’s International Law and Practice Section.[....]

Attorney Olsen is involved with local, state, and international organizations which focus on business start-ups, multinational companies, entrepreneurs, family businesses, individuals for strategic cross-border business & family immigration planning with trade, tax, banking, and other relocation issues comprising the U.S. immigration and international law experience.[....]

Olsen Law Firm welcomes summer associates.
Hamilton County Herald, June 23, 2017.
Olsen Law Firm is welcoming law school students Amos Bailey and Caleb Elwell as summer associates. Each associate will have the opportunity to work on matters involving immigration issues and international law.[....]

Terrence L. Olsen, Amos Bailey, and Caleb Elwell, Payroll Considerations for a Company Entering U.S. Market By Terrence L. Olsen and Alan King., May 15, 2017.
Foreign companies entering the U.S. market generally send managers, or specialized knowledge personnel to the U.S. to establish operations, and/or assist with creation of company product specific process departments. Companies are often surprised to learn that locating a foreign manager, or specialized knowledge personnel in the U.S., even for a short time, can trigger U.S. tax consequences for the Company, and the employee—especially in light of foreign national employees possessing nonimmigrant visas which do not allow for work authorization in the U.S..[....]

By Judy Walton, Chattanooga area residents, politicians, activists reflect on Trump's start.
Chattanooga Times Free Press, April 29, 2017.
In Chattanooga, how well President Donald Trump has performed in his first 100 days depends on whom you ask.

A local attorney sees Trump's immigration policies as scaring some of his clients, and scaring off others, while a supporter of tough immigration enforcement wants the president to do more.[....]

Immigration attorney Terry Olsen said Trump's moves to limit new arrivals and deport the undocumented put some of his clients in "constant fear." He said family immigration may be speeding up as residents try to unite before the country's gates shut, but processing times are getting longer.

Olsen also said Trump's policies are discouraging some overseas businesses from moving to the U.S. He said meetings he'd scheduled in Taiwan were canceled.[....]

By Steve Johnson, Travel ban redux to be challenged.
Chattanooga Times Free Press, March 7, 2017.
President Donald Trump on Monday signed a reworked version of his travel ban, aiming to withstand court challenges while still barring new visas for citizens from six Muslim majority countries and temporarily shutting down America’s refugee program.[....]

Attorney Terry Olsen said he has a client from Yemen who was hoping to get a visa to bring his family to the U.S., but now won’t know whether that will happen for another six months. The family “has been waiting to get an interview scheduled for the last six months for an immigrant visa, and now they will have to wait even longer,” said Olsen, who is chairman of the immigration section of the state bar of Tennessee.[....]

Terrence L. Olsen & Peichen Tsai, The Devil is in the Details of the Business Plan By Terrence L. Olsen and Peichen Tsai., March 3, 2017.
...In order to have a successful investment in the United States by a foreign entity, it is essential to become familiar with, and intimately understand the psychology of the foreign entity, its investors, and its country’s investment culture. As per the focus of this article, and its two co-authors, the country of Taiwan, and its business & investment culture is analyzed, and explored to outline important issues to consider from the beginning to middle to end for the foreign/U.S. investment, and the all-important business plan to be submitted to the U.S. government.[....]

By Staff Report, Here's why so many students and workers were absent today.
Chattanooga Times Free Press, February 16, 2017.
Terry Olsen, a local immigration attorney, said several of his clients told him they intended to skip work for “Day Without Immigrants,” but it was more an individual response than a planned event.

By Tyler Jett, Fraud targets immigrants seeking to gain legal status.
Chattanooga Times Free Press, February 12, 2017.
When she asked to stay in the United States, she had no idea she had already been deported, technically.

A Georgia woman, who arrived here from Guatemala in the early 2000s, wanted to apply for residency through her husband, a U.S. citizen. So in 2014, she visited attorney Jessica Oliva-Calderin, who helped her fill out the proper paperwork and sent her application to an immigration officer.[....]

The American Bar Association has a division dedicated to trying to stop notario fraud. So does the American Immigration Lawyers Association.[...] and Terry Olsen all said they have known plenty of clients who were defrauded before coming to their offices.

Terrence L. Olsen & Michael Goode, When Two Worlds Collide—Immigration & Tax Law By Terrence L. Olsen and Michael Goode., February 9, 2017.
When businesses first go international, whether it’s a foreign company opening their first business in the United States, or a United States business opening their first foreign subsidiary, they are often surprised to learn about the American system of worldwide taxation. Alone amongst major industrialized nations, the United States taxes the worldwide income of United States citizens, and residents. Non-resident individuals & corporations are subject to U.S. federal tax for income “effectively connected with the conduct of a trade or business within the United States” (“ECI”). Gains or losses from disposition of U.S. real property (including shares of a U.S. real property holding company) are ECI even if the nonresident is not considered to be engaged in a U.S. trade or business.[....]

By Steve Johnson, Local attorneys see widespread confusion over Trump's immigration order.
Chattanooga Times Free Press, January 31, 2017.
Local immigration lawyers said Monday they are seeing widespread confusion over the impact of the Trump administration's executive order limiting tourism and immigration to the U.S. from seven predominantly Muslim countries.[....]

“That doesn't mean anyone with a green card who is now outside the U.S. will not encounter problems returning, immigration attorney Terry Olsen said.”

By Tyler Jett, Fear rising among North Georgia's undocumented immigrants.
Chattanooga Times Free Press, January 27, 2017.
Fear is rising among North Georgia's undocumented immigrants.

Among the executive orders he signed this week, President Donald Trump called for the Department of Homeland Security to aggressively partner with local police to send those immigrants out of the country.[....]

Terry Olsen, a local immigration attorney, said there is a “lot of fear of the unknown” among his clients. “Honestly, there's a great surprise that this country would do that to them. There's a great sense of loss, and a great sense of sorrow.”[....]

By Steve Johnson, Local immigrants seek to secure status in face of Trump Administration's promised deportation push.
Chattanooga Times Free Press, December 11, 2016.
Donald Trump promised during his presidential campaign to deport millions of undocumented immigrants.

Now his election has sent fear through many in the local immigrant community, crowding the offices of immigration attorneys and forcing many immigrants, both legal and illegal, to consider leaving a community they have called home for many years.

“I probably have two-and-a-half to three times my normal work,” said Terry Olsen, a local attorney and past chairman of the Tennessee Bar Association's Immigration Lawyers section. “It is complete and utter chaos and fear.”[....]


By: NEWS 12 WDEF Reporter, Chattanooga Stabbing Suspect Now Under Investigation by ICE.
NEWS 12 WDEF, September 28, 2016.
“It appears here the alien could already have a prior order of removal or has another felony conviction, so now ICE has to investigate to see what has to be done,” Olsen said.


By: NEWS 12 WDEF Reporter, Local Reaction to Trump's Immigration Proposals.
NEWS 12 WDEF, September 1, 2016.
“Number one, we can’t afford it as a country. Number two, we would have to use or rent out places or locations and three, we would have to hold hundreds of thousands of people in certain states. We haven’t done anything like that since internment camps of the 1940’s,” Olsen said.

Edwards, Lynda, Undocumented Chattanooga Student Wins Almost $300,000 in College Scholarships.
Chattanooga Times Free Press, July 31, 2016.
Attorney Olsen believes DACA students can help the U.S. economy boom. DACA students have chosen an array of demanding majors — engineering, pre-med, marine biology, architecture, accounting, robotics.


By: jmahon, Immigration Reform Hangs in the Balance.
NEWS 12 WDEF, February 19, 2015.
“We always have to remember we are a nation of immigrants we are just coming to terms with our laws by which to adjudicate that.” Chattanooga immigration attorney Terry Olsen wants leaders from both sides to talk face to face with President Obama.

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By: Bill Mitchell, Local Reaction to Amnesty Plan.
NEWS 12 WDEF, November 21, 2014.
TERRY OLSEN, “What I’ve told my clients that I think they should go ahead, I think they should apply, and in three years from now I think congress will have to create a bill around…around their lives.”

Johnson, Steve, Local Immigrants Seek to Secure Status In Face of Trump Administration's Promised Deportation Push.
Chattanooga Times Free Press, February 11, 2014.
“They are seeking anything, even if it is not long term, so they at least have something in the system that maybe can protect them,” Olsen said.

Smith, Ellis, Chattanooga Area Universities Mull Exchange Program with Taiwan Institute.
Chattanooga Times Free Press, February 11, 2014.

Olsen, Terry, Cultural Bonds Between Taiwan and the U.S.
World Journal, November 14, 2013.

Olsen, Terry, Illegal Aliens: A Balance Sheet Liability.
NCCPAP Journal, August-September, 2013.

Brown, Rachael, Limited options for those seeking legal immigration.
Dalton Daily Citizen, July 18, 2011.

Trevizo, Perla, Clinic focuses on immigration law.
Chattanooga Times Free Press, October 17, 2010.

Trevizo, Perla, Employers face audit on illegal workers.
Chattanooga Times Free Press, March 9, 2010.

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Trevizo, Perla, Session offers help in immigration law.
Chattanooga Times Free Press, June 27, 2009.

Just Briefly, Local attorney to head TBA section.
Chattanooga Times Free Press, April 8, 2009.

Trevizo, Perla, Specialty visas help secure ‘human capital’.
Chattanooga Times Free Press, April 7, 2009.

Trevizo, Perla, No marriage guarantee.
Chattanooga Times Free Press, April 16, 2008.

Trevizo, Perla, Temporary work visa limits are reached earlier each year.
Chattanooga Times Free Press, February 18, 2008.

Trevizo, Perla, Overload in filings for citizenship spurs delays.
Chattanooga Times Free Press, November 26, 2007.

Wilson, Matt, Skillern confident in China.
Chattanooga Times Free Press, November 11, 2007.

Trevizo, Perla, New license law has unintended consequence.
Chattanooga Times Free Press, October 15, 2007.

Hearey, Owen, Clerical visas scrutinized.
Chattanooga Times Free Press, June 19, 2007.

Gonzalez, Karina, Fee for citizenship jumps in July.
Chattanooga Times Free Press, June 10, 2007.

Gonzalez, Karina, Immigrant backers give latest plan tepid praise.
Chattanooga Times Free Press, May 20, 2007.

Gonzalez, Karina, Limits on extended stays.
Chattanooga Times Free Press, April 6, 2007.