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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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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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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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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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What To Expect When Landing At a US Airport

By Ella BergquistJanuary 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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Country Quotas For US Immigration

By Ella BergquistOctober 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 Ella BergquistOctober 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 BergquistFebruary 24, 2020
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February 2020 Update: Immigration continues to be a key feature of the 2020 Presidential race. All eight of the Democratic candidates are united in their opposition to the current administration’s immigration policies. Broadly, the candidates have agreed to immigration reform in the form of creating legal paths to citizenship for people in the country illegally, […]

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US Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Holders Consider Moving To Canada

By Ella BergquistSeptember 6, 2019
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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 Ella BergquistAugust 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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