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Section 1325 Immigration Law: Effects, Changes

By Sierra AlongiApril 2, 2020
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What is Section 1325? Blease’s law passed and became Section 1325 in the U.S. Code. For the first time in U.S. history, the law made it a crime for some people to cross the border. Section 1325 is set to incriminate offenses relating to (1)improper entry into the United State, (2)entry into marriage for the […]

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How the Coronavirus Will Affect US Immigration

By CaseyJune 22, 2020
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Note: This page is constantly being updated. Please visit regularly for the most recent information. Read about VisaPlace’s statement on operating during the Coronavirus pandemic. June 22 Update: President Trump signed an order that will go into effect on June 24, 2020. This executive order is to restrict foreign workers from being employed in the US in […]

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H1B Premium Processing Temporarily Suspended with Coronavirus Restrictions

By Ella BergquistJune 22, 2020
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*Update 6/22: On June 22, President Trump signed an Executive Order on suspending some US Work Visas including the H-1B Visa until December 31, 2020. There are several options you can take to enter the US for work. Learn more about options for US work visas during the temporary suspension. *Update 3/25: U.S. Citizenship and […]

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Is USCIS Processing Immigration Applications?

By Ella BergquistMarch 23, 2020
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Yes! The USCIS is still processing US immigration applications. Due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has suspended in-person services until at least April 1st. This was an effort to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). Although the in-person services, the USCIS is still processing immigration applications! The only […]

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Can I Travel to the US in April 2020?

By CaseyMarch 31, 2020
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March 20 Update: The US and Mexico announced they’re limiting nonessential travel across their shared border to curb movement during the pandemic. Exceptions include traveling for medical purposes or work, or to attend school, among others, according to a regulation notice set to be published March 24. The US also took the step of barring entry […]

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Legal Immigration to the US is Slowing

By MorganFebruary 27, 2020
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Data from the Department of Homeland Security shows that legal immigration to the United States has declined by more than 7% between 2016 and 2018. This data excludes refugees from the numbers of immigrants coming into the US. What Areas of US Immigration Are Down? Much of the decline can be linked to the lower […]

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Wealth Test on US Immigration Explained

By MorganFebruary 27, 2020
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The “wealth test” was approved by the Supreme Court last week. The new ruling creates a wealth test for immigrants based on their age, health, education, income and other assets. If you do not appear to have enough financial stability, US immigration officials can use this information to deny applicants who are seeking to enter […]

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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 BergquistApril 17, 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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Green Card Holder Laws Change in 2020

By Ella BergquistJanuary 20, 2020
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The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced several laws that will take effect in 2020. The new laws that go into effect in 2020 could get permanent residents deported if you don’t pay attention. New Green Card Rules for 2020 Tax Returns Failing to admit you’re an immigrant on your tax returns or […]

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US Immigration Outlook 2020

By CaseyJanuary 27, 2020
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Looking at the future to 2020, a lot of changes are predicted to be put in place for United States immigration. This is not through laws passed by Congress, but through rule-making processes from Federal agencies including USCIS. Cost Will Increase for Key Immigration Processes USCIS plans to increase its fees in 2020, including an 83% […]

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UK Election Results: Impact on Immigration 2020

By MorganJanuary 16, 2020
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The United Kingdom held a general election on December 12, 2019. One of the major political issues being voted on was Brexit, the movement by the UK to leave the European Union. For many, a vote for the Conservative party and by extension, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, was a vote to leave the EU. The […]

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What To Expect When Landing At a US Airport

By MorganJanuary 16, 2020
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Choosing to visit or immigrate to the United States involves carrying the right documentation to clear Customs. Sometimes you will only need a passport but other times a visa may be required. Often visa applications can be a long process but ultimately being able to fulfill your dreams to move or visit the US is […]

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US Immigration 2019: Year in Review

By CaseyDecember 13, 2019
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Over the past year, the United States has produced many significant changes in immigration- some positive and some causing more of a disadvantage to those who wish to immigrate to the US. Overall, it is safe to say that United States immigration has been slowing down throughout the year of 2019. Below is a summary […]

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