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Is Now a Good Time to Apply for US Visa Immigration?

By SierraApril 9, 2020
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Yes ! Believe it or not, right now is a great time to apply for US immigration. Right now during the spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19, many individuals are scared to do anything so the number of US immigration applications is most likely to slow down or already has. This means that once the virus crisis passes, […]

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Are Immigrants Losing Jobs Because of Coronavirus?

By Ella BergquistMay 26, 2020
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Ever since the Coronavirus has taken over the country, foreign workers in the US have been nervous about the status of their employment. There are some shocking percent of immigrants working in the US such as 24% of maids/housekeepers are non-citizens. In the US 8% of physicians are also non-citizens. In total, non-citizens make up […]

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US Immigration Lawyers Plan to Sue Government in Response to Coronavirus

By Ella BergquistApril 5, 2020
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On April 3, 2020, the American Immigration Lawyers Association filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The Immigration Lawyers demanded that the USCIS suspend/freeze visa deadlines for foreign nationals in the US. Within the filed suit the lawyers demanded “immediate suspension of immigration benefit deadlines and the maintenance of status for […]

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Section 1325 Immigration Law: Effects, Changes

By SierraApril 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 CaseyJuly 31, 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. July 29 Update: Department of Homeland Security announced that there Public Charge Final Rule will not be enforced while there is a declared national health emergency in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. […]

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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 Ella BergquistFebruary 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 Ella BergquistFebruary 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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UK Election Results: Impact on Immigration 2020

By Ella BergquistJanuary 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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