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The latest USA immigration news covering important resources for immigrating to the USA or working in the USA.

Social Media Visa Application

US Visa Application Requires Social Media Accounts

June 3, 2019 /

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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Understanding taxes for new immigrants

US Tax Questions Answered for New Immigrants

May 28, 2019 /

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 explained for new immigrants

US Healthcare Questions Answered for New Immigrants

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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

May 18, 2019 /

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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Closing Overseas Immigration offices

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

March 14, 2019 / /

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 CEAC

What Is a CEAC Visa Status?

January 14, 2019 /

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 2018 Look Ahead

US Immigration 2019: What to Expect

December 6, 2018 /

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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Moving to the US

Settling in the US: Things To Do After You Arrive

November 21, 2018 /

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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deny visas to legal immigration applications

Officers Can Now Deny Visas without Providing Time to Fix Errors

October 1, 2018 /

A recent policy change now allows immigration authorities to deny visas without allowing the applicant to fix any mistakes. It also means that Immigration officers can deny an application if it is missing any pertinent information. Before this change, the officer had to send a notification to the applicant and allow them time to correct […]

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applying for US Citizenship

Green Card About to Expire? Learn How to Apply for Your Citizenship!

September 12, 2018 /

A Green Card acts as proof that you have been granted the right to be in the United States as a lawful immigrant. You are required to carry your Green Card on you. They are valid for 10 years and at the end of those 10 years, you need to renew your card. Renewing your […]

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