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Country Quotas For US Immigration

By MorganOctober 8, 2019
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In all of the discussion surrounding illegal immigration to the US over the course of President Trump’s term in office, legal immigration is often touted as the solution. In other words, illegal immigration is bad and legal immigration is good. However, legal immigration is often not the straightforward process it is said to be. Common […]

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Is US Immigration Slowing Down?

By MorganOctober 3, 2019
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The short answer is yes. The influx of immigrants to the United States is at the slowest pace in the past decade with roughly  200,000 less people immigrating in 2018 (the numbers are reported in the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey which acts as a mini census) compared to before. This is a decrease of […]

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Democratic Presidential Candidates on Immigration: Biden, Warren, Sanders, Harris, Buttigieg

By Ella BergquistSeptember 12, 2019
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The US is preparing for the next presidential election in 2020. Immigration is one of the top issues on voters’ minds, but also one of the most divisive. In 2016, Donald Trump won the presidential election and he had some very bold ideas on immigration. Donald Trump’s immigration stances included family separation, tighter border security, stricter visa […]

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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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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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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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US Visa Application Requires Social Media Accounts

By Ella BergquistJune 3, 2019
Policy

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 Tax Questions Answered for New Immigrants

By MorganMay 28, 2019
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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 […]

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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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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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What Is a CEAC Visa Status?

By Ella BergquistJanuary 14, 2019
Policy

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 […]