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Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility for US Applicants

By SierraAugust 9, 2020
Inadmissibility

Self-sufficiency has long been an important principle to immigration law since our nation’s earliest immigration statutes. Since the 1800s, Congress announced that aliens are inadmissible to the US  if they are  unable to care for themselves without becoming  public charges. On August 14, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security published a final rule regarding how they determine if someone applying for admission or adjustment of status […]

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Need to Enter the US When the Borders are Closed? Get the VisaPlace Entry Package!

By Ella BergquistMay 22, 2020
InadmissibilitySecurity

Do you want to enter the United States during its travel restrictions during COVID-19? You may be able to! VisaPlace is offering a special Entry Package offer to help you enter the US while its borders are closed. Currently the United States has travel restrictions for many foreigners in efforts to keep the Coronavirus contained. […]

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Travel Restrictions Between Canada and US to be Extended

By CaseyNovember 20, 2020
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*Update: The Canadian and US border continues to be closed until December 21st, 2020 Both Canada and the United States have settled on a plan to extend the ban on all non-essential travel between the two countries through June 21 in order to continue the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic. This was brought to each […]

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What is an I-212 Application/Waiver?

By SierraMay 20, 2020
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Unfortunately for many different reasons, individuals have found themselves in situations resulting in deportation or removal from the United States whether it was intentional or unintentional. The I-212 waiver is available for those foreigners stuck in that type of situation. Essentially, it is an application for permission to reapply for admission into the US. This […]

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Is US Immigration Closed?

By Ella BergquistApril 23, 2020
Inadmissibility

No, not completely! There are only a couple of immigrant visas programs suspended but only temporarily for 60 days. Most of US Immigration visas and programs are still open! President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he has partially suspended immigration to the United States, with the aim of keeping foreigners out of local jobs during the […]

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Trump Executive Order Suspending US Immigration: What This Really Means and What You Should Do

By CaseyApril 23, 2020
InadmissibilitySecurity

*Update 4/23/2020 11:07am The rule largely hits negatively the following groups – Parents of US citizens, Siblings of US citizens, Spouses and minor children of permanent residents, Green card lottery winners People NOT effected (These visa are still open) Spouses & minor children of US citizens, Special Immigrant Visas, EB-5 investor visas, Temporary visas of any kind—All work, […]

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If My US Visa Has Expired, What Do I Do?

By SierraApril 21, 2020
Inadmissibility

Many times individuals have found themselves in a situation where their US Visa has expired and as some may know, it’s extremely important to understand what that means for one’s immigration status. Whether you are on a visitor visa, study permit, or work permit, an expired visa is something to take seriously as it could […]

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US Immigration Lawyers Plan to Sue Government in Response to Coronavirus

By Ella BergquistApril 5, 2020
Inadmissibility

On April 3, 2020, the American Immigration Lawyers Association filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The Immigration Lawyers demanded that the USCIS suspend/freeze visa deadlines for foreign nationals in the US. Within the filed suit the lawyers demanded “immediate suspension of immigration benefit deadlines and the maintenance of status for […]

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Section 1325 Immigration Law: Effects, Changes

By SierraApril 2, 2020
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What is Section 1325? Blease’s law passed and became Section 1325 in the U.S. Code. For the first time in U.S. history, the law made it a crime for some people to cross the border. Section 1325 is set to incriminate offenses relating to (1)improper entry into the United State, (2)entry into marriage for the […]

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Is USCIS Processing Immigration Applications?

By Ella BergquistMarch 23, 2020
Inadmissibility

Yes! The USCIS is still processing US immigration applications. Due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has suspended in-person services until at least April 1st. This was an effort to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). Although the in-person services, the USCIS is still processing immigration applications! The only […]

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Can I Travel to the US in April 2020?

By CaseyMarch 31, 2020
Inadmissibility

March 20 Update: The US and Mexico announced they’re limiting nonessential travel across their shared border to curb movement during the pandemic. Exceptions include traveling for medical purposes or work, or to attend school, among others, according to a regulation notice set to be published March 24. The US also took the step of barring entry […]

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Iranian Student Detained in US Airport

By CaseyFebruary 12, 2020
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An Iranian graduate student who planned to attend Michigan State University was detained at Detroit Metro Airport on Sunday, denied entry into the United States, then returned home, his attorney said. Alireza Yazdani, 27, was on a flight leaving Detroit on Monday, a day after he was detained and questioned by authorities. He had been […]

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