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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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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
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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
InadmissibilityDeportation

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 […]

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Back to School: How Immigration Will Be Affected

By Ella BergquistSeptember 1, 2018
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It’s the time of year again where summer vacation ends and kids in America go back to school until May or June 2019. Kids will be packing their backpacks, getting new school clothes, meeting their teachers, seeing their friends, and growing their knowledge. Although going back to school is typically a fun, happy time for […]

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Why Are People Denied Entry to the US?

By Michael NirenApril 25, 2018
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Many travelers are surprised to find out that people can be denied entry to the United States and are even more surprised when it happens to them. But the truth is, people are denied entry to the United States every single day and for a variety of different reasons. When someone is denied entry to […]

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Secrets to a Successful Immigration Interview

By Ella BergquistMarch 3, 2018
Inadmissibility

First Impression Although this may not seem like it affects your application, it does! The first moment you come face-to-face with your visa interviewer, they will be assessing you through nonverbal communications just as much as your verbal responses to their questions Eye Contact: Eye Contact with your interviewer is extremely important. Looking away from […]

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What is the U Nonimmigrant Visa for Victims of Crime?

By VisaPlace Immigration News Contributor- RachelFebruary 20, 2018
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Oftentimes, immigrants in the United States illegally avoid contacting law enforcement officials out of fear they will be deported. This holds true even in cases where the illegal immigrant is the victim of a serious crime, such as domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, etc. The U nonimmigrant visa exists to protect these individuals, allowing […]

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US President Calls for Tighter Visa Programs After NYC Attack

By Ella BergquistNovember 7, 2017
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After a deadly truck attack in New York City, President Donald Trump talked about demands for stricter U.S. immigration laws, asking that Congress end a visa program- the program that let the truck driver suspect into the country. The attack killed eight people that day, leading some authorities to believe it was a terrorism attack. […]

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Why Trump’s Proposed Cuts to Immigration May Fall Flat

By VisaPlace Immigration News Contributor- RachelAugust 9, 2017
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A great deal of debate has arisen over the proposed RAISE Act and “tougher visa vetting”, and whether it would be helpful or harmful to America overall. The consensus seems to indicate the latter. Economic Consequences Senators Tom Cotton (R-AK) and David Perdue (R-GA), along with President Trump, have backed their proposal with the idea […]