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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
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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
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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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Canada’s LGBTQ2 Refugee Sponsorship Program Expanding

By Ella BergquistJune 11, 2019
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There are still many countries that do not support the LGBTQ2 community which can make it difficult for those to live their life in their own country. Canada has a history of providing a safe haven for those who are vulnerable. Canada has opened its arms to the LGBTQ2 community by providing a type of […]

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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
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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 […]

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Trump Expected to Launch Bid That Will Overhaul Immigration Laws

By CaseyMay 18, 2019
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On Thursday afternoon, President Trump spoke about a new immigration policy which proposes to reform border security and legal immigration. This plan calls for changes that would favor young, educated immigrants as opposed to those who have family ties in the United States. What Are the Proposed Changes for the New Immigration Policy? The measure […]

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United States Plans to Add 30,000 More Visas For Seasonal Workers

By CaseyMay 16, 2019
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The Trump administration spent the past week discussing how they plan to allow 30,000 more foreign seasonal workers into the United States temporarily. This would take place from when the rule is said to be set, through the remainder fiscal of 2019. The visa the seasonal workers would receive is called the H-2B visa. The H-2B program […]

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Success Story: Family Immigration to the US with TN Visa

By Ella BergquistMay 14, 2019
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I had been working in Mexico as a dentist for the past 10 years. I met my wife five years ago and we got married last year. We have always dreamed of having a big family and my wife is now expecting our first child. My wife and I felt that moving to the US […]

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Success Story: Studying Abroad in the US

By Ella BergquistNovember 27, 2019
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I’ve always dreamed of attending school in the US. I want to eventually graduate with a medical degree but I wanted to start my collegiate career at a school with a strong pre-medical program. Even though I knew that I wanted to study in the US, I didn’t know how to achieve my dreams. I […]