US Immigration News: 2019's Latest USCIS Immigration Updates

The latest US Immigration news covering the USCIS, including green cards/permanent residency, family sponsorship, temporary work visas, investor visas and citizenship. For more information about the US immigration process and requirements, please visit our main page on US immigration.

Trump administration raising the minimum investments for the EB-5 visa

Minimum Investments for US EB-5 Visa Increasing

July 25, 2019 / /

The EB-5 Investor Visa is visa which allows immigrants to invest in the United States in order obtain a Green Card. The program has been controversial in the past as it allows wealthy foreign individuals a way to quickly apply for and receive a Green Card. How Is The EB-5 Visa Investment Changing? The President Trump’s […]

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Can I immigrate to the US?

Am I Eligible to Immigrate to the US?

July 23, 2019 / /

Determining if you are eligible to immigrate to the US is the first step of your immigration process. There are four main ways that you can seek to immigrate: Family, Job Offer, Investment or School Acceptance letter. Each category has different eligibility requirements and you need to meet the requirements exactly in order to immigrate to […]

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H1B Cap Lifted Indians

Green Card Country Cap Lifted, Benefits H-1B Indian Holders

July 16, 2019 /

This past week the US House of Representatives passed the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act or HR1044 bill. The act seeks to lift the seven percent country cap on Green Cards. Lifting the per-country cap on Green Cards would mainly benefit high-tech professionals on H-1B work visas from countries like India. Some Indians wait decades […]

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New Zealand E-2

New Zealand Citizens Eligible for E-1 and E-2 Investor Visas

June 11, 2019 /

E-1 and E-2 Investor Visas are open to citizens of countries with which the United States has a treaty of commerce and navigation or similar agreement. On June 10, 2019, New Zealand was added to the list of countries allowed to apply for these Investor Visas to the United States. New Zealand Added to E-1 […]

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Social Media Visa Application

US Visa Application Requires Social Media Accounts

June 3, 2019 /

Foreign nationals who want to come to the US for visiting, work, or study have a new requirement for the US visa application process. When applying for the nonimmigrant visa application online there is a new section on the DS-160 Form. On Friday, May 31, 2019, access to all of the applicant’s social media accounts […]

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What should I do if I get a US visa refusal letter

US Visa Refusal Letter and What to Do

May 28, 2019 / / /

Unfortunately, not all applications for immigration to the US are accepted by USCIS. This means that will be cases where the applicant receives a refusal letter. This letter denies the applicant’s application to enter the US. While disheartening, a US refusal letter does not mean that you need to give up on your dream to […]

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Understanding taxes for new immigrants

US Tax Questions Answered for New Immigrants

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If you are living in the US as a permanent resident or as a new citizen, you will need to file taxes. Taxes are used by the Government to fund various programs including Social Security and Medicare. The amount of taxes that you will be required to pay is based on the amount of income […]

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US Healthcare explained for new immigrants

US Healthcare Questions Answered for New Immigrants

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Moving to the US means that you will have access to the United States Healthcare system. The US Healthcare system functions primarily in the private sector. This means that much of your care will be provided by private organizations. Unlike some other countries, the US does not have free/ subsidized healthcare. This means that in […]

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Trump Expected to Launch Bid That Will Overhaul Immigration Laws

May 18, 2019 /

On Thursday afternoon, President Trump spoke about a new immigration policy which proposes to reform border security and legal immigration. This plan calls for changes that would favor young, educated immigrants as opposed to those who have family ties in the United States. What Are the Proposed Changes for the New Immigration Policy? The measure […]

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United States Plans to Add 30,000 More Visas For Seasonal Workers

May 16, 2019 / /

The Trump administration spent the past week discussing how they plan to allow 30,000 more foreign seasonal workers into the United States temporarily. This would take place from when the rule is said to be set, through the remainder fiscal of 2019. The visa the seasonal workers would receive is called the H-2B visa. The H-2B program […]

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