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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 […]

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Summer Jobs in the US for Foreign Nationals – Work in the US

By CaseyMay 3, 2019
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Workers come to find jobs in the U.S. to improve their skills, their education level, travel in the U.S. and just to get a feel of the American life. Working abroad in the U.S. is also a wonderful way for individuals to spend a summer abroad or spend a gap year. There are ample opportunities […]

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Secrets to Getting an E-2 Visa

By Ella BergquistApril 30, 2019
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An E-2 Visa is a non-immigrant visa given to those from treaty countries who are interested in investing money into a US business in exchange for a temporary stay in the United States. You can learn more about the requirements and process of obtaining a E-2 Visa here. A E-2 Visa is a faster way […]

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Success Story: Married US Citizen, Sponsors Family

By Ella BergquistApril 29, 2019
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When I attended college in the United States, I married a US citizen. With my parents still living in the UK, I found myself missing them very much. After the wedding, money was tight so I didn’t get to travel to see them often. VisaPlace helped guide me in the right direction to be able […]

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How to Extend a US Work Visa: US Immigration

By CaseyApril 5, 2019
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If you’re currently working in the United States under a US Work Visa your visa will have an expiration date. You must leave the US on or before that date or else you could suffer serious consequences. If you want to extend your stay in the United States, you must file a request before your authorized […]

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US Will Accept New H-1B Visa Petitions for 2020

By Ella BergquistMarch 26, 2019
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UPDATE: The USCIS has announced that the amount of applications they will accept for 2020 has been reached. They are no longer accepting applications for H-1B visas. Recently the USCIS (US Citizenship and Immigration Services) announced that they will begin accepting new H-1B visa petitions on April 1st, 2019 for the 2020 year. Those who […]

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U.S. Plans to Close 23 International Immigration Offices in 2019

By Ella BergquistJuly 30, 2019
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The Trump administration has announced that they are planning on closing all U.S. immigration agency’s overseas locations. The announcement was written by USCIS Director Francis Cissna in an email. The plans called for shifting those duties to U.S.-based agency offices and American consulates and embassies abroad. The move is the latest from an administration that has […]

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Secrets to Get Through US Customs Successfully

By Ella BergquistDecember 12, 2019

Coming to the US for leisure or work can be an exciting adventure but there is one thing that everyone can agree on, no one enjoys clearing customs. Regardless of what country you’re traveling from, everyone still has to answer to custom officers once you’ve arrived in the United States. Typically everyone dreads clearing customs […]

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21 Savage Overstayed Visa Case: Why & What Could Happen

By Ella BergquistFebruary 6, 2019
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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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What Is a CEAC Visa Status?

By Ella BergquistJanuary 14, 2019
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The Consular Electronic Applications Center (CEAC) allows foreign individuals and their legal representatives to check the status of U.S. visa applications online. People use this system to make payments for their applications, submit and check files and documents. After September 3, 2013, the United States required individuals to file their immigration petition to the U.S. DOS using […]

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US Immigration 2019: What to Expect

By MorganDecember 6, 2018
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The year 2018 has been a big year for US Immigration policy. The Trump administration has re-worked several aspects of US immigration including the H-1B visa and has entered into a new trade agreement with Mexico and Canada. US immigration is becoming more challenging and 2019 could see more limitations on immigration emerging. H-1B Visa […]

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Settling in the US: Things To Do After You Arrive

By CaseyNovember 21, 2018
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What Immigrants Should Do Their First Week in America Every year, the United States welcomes thousands of immigrants from all around the world. It is diverse, beautiful and full of opportunities. Starting a new life in America could be one of the most important decisions you’ve ever made. The first couple months can be scary […]

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