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What Does US Immigration Look Like in 2020?

By CaseyJuly 31, 2020
ResourcesGreen Card News and Updates

Looking at the future to 2020, a lot of changes are predicted to be put in place for United States immigration. This is not through laws passed by Congress, but through rule-making processes from Federal agencies including USCIS. Cost Will Increase USCIS plans to increase its fees in 2020, including an 83% increase for a U.S. citizenship […]

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Am I Eligible to Immigrate to the US?

By Ella BergquistJuly 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 Ella BergquistMay 28, 2019
Living in the US

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 Ella BergquistMay 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
Policy

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
ResourcesPolicyEmbassy

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 […]

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US Immigration 2019: What to Expect

By Ella BergquistDecember 6, 2018
Policy

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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Officers Can Now Deny Visas without Providing Time to Fix Errors

By Ella BergquistOctober 1, 2018
Policy

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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Immigrants Who Helped Make America Great

By Ella BergquistSeptember 4, 2018
Living in the US

Immigration is a hot topic for the world right now. This topic has been at the forefront of many political debates, news headlines, and conversations throughout America especially. Unfortunately, most of the topic of immigration in America has been that of a negative one  which includes a generalization and sterotypes of immigrants. In today’s age, […]

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United States Embassy and Consulates in the United Kingdom

By CaseyJuly 30, 2019
ResourcesPolicyEmbassy

US Embassy and Consulates in the UK Near Me Below, we have provided you with all of the information needed to reach the United States Embassy and Consulates in the United Kingdom. The US embassy and consulates are spread throughout the sovereign state and each covers a designated section of the United Kingdom. Each office can provide passport […]

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Supreme Court Upholds Travel Ban: What it Means and What to Do if You’re Affected

By Rachel BarrickJune 29, 2018
Policy

Over the past year, various versions of a travel ban on certain countries have been proposed. The first two versions were turned down, however, after months of deliberation the US Supreme Court has voted to uphold the ban as an acceptable exercise of executive power, with a few minor changes. Resulting in a 5-4 vote, […]

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The Naturalization Test: Language Test for US Immigration

By Ella BergquistJune 15, 2018
Policy

When you’re attempting to become a U.S. Citizen, you will be required to pass the naturalization test. There are several pieces to the naturalization test: interview, civics test, and language test. The language test will assess your English skills in order to approve you for living in America as a citizen. English Language Test What […]