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Country Quotas For US Immigration

By MorganOctober 8, 2019
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In all of the discussion surrounding illegal immigration to the US over the course of President Trump’s term in office, legal immigration is often touted as the solution. In other words, illegal immigration is bad and legal immigration is good. However, legal immigration is often not the straightforward process it is said to be. Common […]

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I’m a Canadian, Can I Volunteer in the US?

By Ella BergquistNovember 25, 2019
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Recently, a Saskatoon man was stopped from entering the US. Kyle Kuchirka, a Canadian Citizen, tried to cross the US border to volunteer at an arts festival in Washington state. Kyle wasn’t coming to the US to work or to stay but simply to volunteer. He was still denied entry and banned from entering the […]

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Is US Immigration Slowing Down?

By MorganOctober 3, 2019
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The short answer is yes. The influx of immigrants to the United States is at the slowest pace in the past decade with roughly  200,000 less people immigrating in 2018 (the numbers are reported in the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey which acts as a mini census) compared to before. This is a decrease of […]

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H-1B1 Visa for Chile and Singapore Professionals

By MorganSeptember 26, 2019
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What is the H-1B1 Visa? While other categories of the H visa allow all nationals to apply, the H-1B1 is specifically for Chile and Singapore. Every year 1,400 visas are issued to Chile and 5,400 visas are issued to Singapore. The visas are for professionals from each country. Typical fields are mathematics, engineering and business. […]

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Orphan Adoption Program: Hague Adoption Convention Program

By MorganSeptember 26, 2019
Family Immigration

What Do I Need to Know About the Hague Adoption Convention Program? What is the Hague Adoption Convention Program? The Hague Adoption Convention Program is an international program that protects inter-country adoptions. The Convention was concluded in 1993 and established the standards for inter-country adoption. The US signed the Convention in 1994 and it was […]

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Democratic Presidential Candidates on Immigration: Biden, Warren, Sanders, Harris, Buttigieg

By Ella BergquistSeptember 12, 2019
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The US is preparing for the next presidential election in 2020. Immigration is one of the top issues on voters’ minds, but also one of the most divisive. In 2016, Donald Trump won the presidential election and he had some very bold ideas on immigration. Donald Trump’s immigration stances included family separation, tighter border security, stricter visa […]

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New Policy on US Citizenship for Children of US Troops Born Overseas

By CaseySeptember 10, 2019
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Recently, United States immigration officials justified a new policy for military members brought forward by the Trump administration. This new policy states that some children born to U.S. service members and government employees overseas will no longer be automatically considered citizens of the United States. Previously, their children would be considered to be both living […]

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US Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Holders Consider Moving To Canada

By MorganSeptember 6, 2019
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Immigrants with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) in the US are beginning to consider leaving the US following President Trump’s recent plan to return TPS holders to their homes. TPS status is a status that is given to certain nationals present in the US. It is usually given to citizens of countries that are war torn […]

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Trump Administration Plans to Deny Green Cards to Immigrants on Food Stamps and Other Public Aid

By CaseySeptember 5, 2019
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On Monday, the Trump Administration announced a new rule that would enable officials to deny green cards to migrants if they believe the recipients have or will receive public benefits like food stamps, Medicaid, or housing vouchers. This new rule is the administrations latest effort to slow the amount of legal immigration to the United States, regardless of Trump’s previous […]

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Can I Bring CBD Over the US Border?

By Ella BergquistSeptember 3, 2019
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Canada legalized cannabis in 2018 which brought out many questions about bringing cannabis over the border between Canada and the US. There have been many legal issues with bringing cannabis into the US from Canada but recently a new issue has been raised. Recently a woman was banned from entering the US because she had CBD […]

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President Trump Considers Ending US Birthright Citizenship

By MorganSeptember 3, 2019
Family Immigration

Recently, President Trump announced that his administration was considering ending birthright citizenship. This would be accomplished via an executive order, which if approved by the courts, would mean children born to non-US citizens on US soil would not automatically become US Citizens. What Is Birthright Citizenship? Birthright Citizenship is the concept that if a child […]

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Lawyers Say US Embassies and Consulates Are Abusing Discretion in Decisions

By CaseyAugust 29, 2019
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A South Florida man had hopes of bringing his parents to the United States by immigrant visas, but this was not nearly as smooth of a process as he had imagined it would be. In order for this US citizen to bring his parents overseas, the Department of State wanted proof that he had at least four times the […]

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