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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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How to Not Be Denied Entry to the US: Advice from a U.S. Border Agent

By Ella BergquistFebruary 5, 2020
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A whistleblower, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer, has written an email about a recent U.S. crackdown at the border. Whistleblower: a person who exposes secretive information or activity that is deemed illegal, unethical, or not correct within a private or public organization. The Whistleblower sent the email to Len Saunders an immigration lawyer. […]

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Six Countries Added to Travel Ban, Travel Ban Changes

By Ella BergquistFebruary 3, 2020
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On Friday, February 1st, President Trump added six more countries to the list of nations that face travel restrictions to the United States. These new countries include Nigeria, Myanmar, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Sudan, Tanzania. They are added to the Travel Ban list from 2017. The majority of the countries on the Travel Ban list have substantial […]

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Canadian Singer’s U.S. Citizenship Gets Delayed Due to Marijuana Use

By CaseyNovember 25, 2019
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Just this year a famous Canadian singer, Neil Young, has claimed that his United States citizenship application is being held back because he uses marijuana. “When I recently applied for American citizenship, I passed the test. It was a conversation where I was asked many questions. I answered them truthfully and passed,” Young said in […]

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Dangers of Unintended Border Crossings

By CaseyOctober 29, 2019
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What Are the Consequences of Accidentally Crossing the US or Canadian Border? For people living in the United States or Canada, accidentally crossing the border that separates the two can be more common than one would think. So, if you’re planning a trip close to the border and there is even the slightest chance you may end […]

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What is the CARRP and How Does It Work?

By CaseyOctober 8, 2019
Inadmissibility

CARRP, a program started in 2008, stands for the Controlled Application Review and Resolution Program. If you are a U.S. immigrant with Middle Eastern, South Asian, Arab or Muslim heritage, the program could put your application for a green card, naturalization, and other immigration forms in an indefinite holding pattern. When an individual is placed on […]

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

By Ella BergquistNovember 25, 2019
InadmissibilityRefusal

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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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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Lawyers Say US Embassies and Consulates Are Abusing Discretion in Decisions

By CaseyAugust 29, 2019
Inadmissibility

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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Famous Iranian Athlete ‘Persian Wolf’ Denied US Visa

By CaseyAugust 27, 2019
InadmissibilityRefusal

Hadi Choopman, or as some fans may know him as the “Persian Wolf,” qualified for an event called Mr. Olympia, which is to take place in the United States from September 12-15. This event is considered to be the Super Bowl of pro bodybuilding and helped launch the career of Arnold Schwarzenegger, who won it seven […]

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US Visa Refusal Letter and What to Do

By MorganMay 28, 2019
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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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21 Savage Overstayed Visa Case: Why & What Could Happen

By Ella BergquistFebruary 6, 2019
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As many people know on Sunday, February 3, ICE detained famous rapper 21 Savage. He was held on a 23 hour lockdown until being released to his immigration attorney. This case is highly talked about through the immigration industry as well as the entertainment industry. Something that makes this case so unique is that 21 […]