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US Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Holders Consider Moving To Canada

By MorganSeptember 6, 2019
ResourcesLiving in the US

Immigrants with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) in the US are beginning to consider leaving the US following President Trump’s recent plan to return TPS holders to their homes. TPS status is a status that is given to certain nationals present in the US. It is usually given to citizens of countries that are war torn […]

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Trump Administration Plans to Deny Green Cards to Immigrants on Food Stamps and Other Public Aid

By CaseySeptember 5, 2019
Green Card News and Updates

On Monday, the Trump Administration announced a new rule that would enable officials to deny green cards to migrants if they believe the recipients have or will receive public benefits like food stamps, Medicaid, or housing vouchers. This new rule is the administrations latest effort to slow the amount of legal immigration to the United States, regardless of Trump’s previous […]

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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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President Trump Considers Ending US Birthright Citizenship

By MorganSeptember 3, 2019
Family Immigration News and Updates

Recently, President Trump announced that his administration was considering ending birthright citizenship. This would be accomplished via an executive order, which if approved by the courts, would mean children born to non-US citizens on US soil would not automatically become US Citizens. What Is Birthright Citizenship? Birthright Citizenship is the concept that if a child […]

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Lawyers Say US Embassies and Consulates Are Abusing Discretion in Decisions

By CaseyAugust 29, 2019
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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 Resident with DACA Status Denied Re-Entry to US

By MorganAugust 23, 2019
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Can Telling The Truth About Past Cannabis Use Hurt Your Immigration Case? Jose Palomar, a 26 year old resident of California with DACA status, traveled to Mexico for a brief visit to fulfill the final requirements for his Green Card application. He believed that the trip would be a brief one resulting in a Green […]

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Minimum Investments for US EB-5 Visa Increasing

By MorganOctober 21, 2019
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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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Am I Eligible to Immigrate to the US?

By MorganJuly 30, 2019
ResourcesLiving in the US

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

By Ella BergquistJuly 30, 2019
Green Card News and Updates

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

By Ella BergquistJune 11, 2019
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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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US Visa Application Requires Social Media Accounts

By Ella BergquistJune 3, 2019
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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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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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US Tax Questions Answered for New Immigrants

By MorganMay 28, 2019
Living in the US

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 Questions Answered for New Immigrants

By MorganMay 28, 2019
Living in the US

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 […]