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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 SierraJuly 5, 2021
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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 Visa exists to protect these individuals, allowing them […]

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US President Calls for Tighter Visa Programs After NYC Attack

By Ella BergquistNovember 7, 2017
Inadmissibility

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 Rachel BarrickAugust 9, 2017
Inadmissibility

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 […]

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Trump Is Proposing Bill to Cut Legal Immigration in Half

By Ella BergquistAugust 3, 2017
Inadmissibility

On Wednesday, August 2nd, the US President Trump proposed legislation that would cut legal immigration into the United States in half. He plans on doing this by implementing a very strict merit-based system that will judge and rate immigrants to determine their eligibility.         Moving to a Merit-Based Immigration System President Trump has […]

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Child of Undocumented American Immigrant Arrested After Speaking Out

By Ella BergquistAugust 7, 2020
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PSA: If you are at risk of deportation READ THIS and seek legal help On Wednesday, March 1st, there was a news conference in Jackson, Mississippi about the unchanging immigration system. A young girl, Daniela Vargas, 22, was one of the people who spoke about undocumented immigrants who want legal status. She was arrested after […]

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How to Defend Yourself From Immigration Raids

By Ella BergquistFebruary 17, 2017
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Recently the raids of undocumented criminals have started in cities across America. Many undocumented immigrants, without a criminal record, are wondering what they should do if an ICE agent comes to your door. What immigrant advocates want you to do if ICE agents come to your door The sudden and unexpected deportation of the undocumented […]

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US Tech Companies Join Forces Against Immigration Travel Ban

By Ella BergquistAugust 7, 2020
Inadmissibility

It is a widely-held belief within tech companies that immigration to the U.S. has been and continues to be a driving force for the American economy. Tech CEOs Take a Stand Against Donald Trump’s Immigration Order Some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley have teamed up together over the weekend to support the high-profile […]

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President Trump Moves Forward With Building Border Wall

By Ella BergquistNovember 19, 2020
Inadmissibility

On Wednesday, January 25th, new President Donald Trump took the first step to his much talked about the Mexican border. He pledged to “build a wall” on the Mexican border by issuing an executive decree. Trump Signed Order to Begin Construction on Mexican Border From the start of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, he promised to […]

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How to Be Prepared for Customs Search: Social Media

By Ella BergquistJanuary 14, 2017
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The One Rule You May Have Forgot At Customs Be Prepared to Provide Your Social Media Accounts In June, 2016, the United States Department of Homeland Security devised a new law that foreign travelers may be required to give their social media accounts to the United State Immigration authorities. This rule is exclusive for travelers […]

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Common Reasons Why You Could Be Denied Entry to the US

By Michael NirenDecember 7, 2020
Inadmissibility

The USA is the world’s number one country to immigrate and its government has put in place elaborate systems and practices to ensure its busy borders aren’t being crossed by undesirables. Even if you have your passport handy, it’s possible to be turned away at the border, where the border guard’s authority cannot be questioned. […]

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These 3 Things Get People Denied Entry to the US Every Day

By Michael NirenMay 27, 2016
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  Hundreds of thousands of people enter the US through any one of the dozens of ports that dot the country’s lengthy borders. Not everyone who tries to enter is actually allowed in, though. In fact, hundreds of people are turned away at the US border every day. Why? Read on to learn the top […]

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4 Things You Must Do When You’ve Overstayed Your Visa in the US

By Michael NirenJanuary 24, 2020
InadmissibilityDeportation

You may think that overstaying your visa in the US isn’t a big deal. “Who’s going to catch me?” you think, “I won’t face any harsh consequences.” That mindset can get you into a great deal of trouble. There can be serious consequences to overstaying your US visa, especially if the stay is for a […]

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Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act

By Michael NirenFebruary 1, 2016
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Important New Restrictions For Visa Waiver Program Announced The Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 was officially established as a law on December 18th, just before congress went on holiday. As a result, the Visa Waiver Program now has additional restrictions that affect a portion of applicants who previously met […]

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US Visa Waiver Program Under Scrutiny

By Michael NirenOctober 25, 2015
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As recently reported by International Business Times, lawmakers in the United States are set to review the US visa waiver program that has been in place for nearly 30 years, due to the current foreign fighter threat. As it stands, the US Waiver Program allows visitors from various participating countries to travel to the United States without a […]