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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
PolicyResourcesEmbassy

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 […]

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Immigration Law Changes in 2018 by the Trump Administration and Future Implications

By Ella BergquistMay 15, 2018
Policy

The Immigration and Nationality Act was enacted in 1965 with the intention of allowing 480,000 families every year to enter the U.S. on a family-based visa. However, if you are a permanent resident of the United States with loved ones still residing overseas, the process to bring family members to America can be complicated. Additional […]

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Tips for a US Embassy or Consulate Visit

By Rachel BarrickJuly 30, 2019
PolicyResourcesEmbassy

How to Prepare for Your Embassy or Consulate Visit Whether you are a US citizen or a non-US citizen visiting a US embassy or consulate, there are quite a few ways you can prepare yourself to have an easy experience. This involves understanding the type of behavior expected, what you should and should not bring […]

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Top 10 Cities for Immigrants to Live in the United States

By CaseyFebruary 6, 2018
Living in the US

Milwaukee, WI One of the most appealing traits of Milwaukee is it’s affordability. The average cost of living here is found well below the national average. Affordability is especially important for immigrants who have just arrived and may not have the same support systems to fall back on as other Americans do. Some cities in […]

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US Immigration 2017: Year in Review

By Rachel BarrickJanuary 4, 2018
Policy

Visas and Immigration System Over the past year, the Trump administration has called for a reduction in legal immigration to the US, arguing that immigrants “take away American jobs.” To do so, he has put extreme visa vetting initiatives into place, proposed the RAISE Act, and called forth certain visas for reductions. However, with a […]

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Top 10 Immigration Tips for Meghan Markle for Being a Royal

By Ella BergquistDecember 4, 2017
Policy

According to the New York Times, Prince Harry’s new fiancée could receive a royal moniker long before she’s a British citizen. Meghan Markle, who is set to become the first American-born member of England’s royal family, can be given a title such as “duchess” without earning citizenship if Queen Elizabeth approves. Should the Queen make […]

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Top 10 Reasons to Move to the U.S.

By Ella BergquistOctober 11, 2017
Living in the US

Sure, there are a significant amount of reasons one may want to move to America. It is common for individuals to move based on a job opportunity, a loved one, or simply because they are seeking to live out the ‘American Dream’. The United States has a long tradition of welcoming people from all backgrounds […]

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This Week in U.S. Immigration News: June 2, 2017

By Immigration LawyersJune 3, 2017
Policy

Each week we collect stories related to U.S. immigration, and we provide a brief summary of each story in our weekly blog edition. Below you will find snapshots of stories that range from Trump’s administration to changes in U.S. immigration laws. We then give you fresh links at the bottom that relate to each story […]

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Trump Considers Pulling Out Of NAFTA, What Does This Mean For Immigration

By Ella BergquistApril 27, 2017
Policy

Creating Tension Between America and Its Neighbors The President of the United States, Donald Trump, has considered starting the process to withdraw America from the North American Free Trade Agreement. The NAFTA is an agreement between Canada, Mexico, and the United States that created a trilateral trade bloc between the countries. The deal removed tariffs […]

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How Much Should I Budget for Immigration Lawyer Fees?

By Michael NirenFebruary 3, 2015
Living in the US

Got your heart set on immigrating, but aren’t sure how much to budget for immigration lawyer fees? For immigration programs such as Express Entry, hiring an immigration lawyer isn’t absolutely essential, but it can be beneficial if you’re unsure of how to proceed or want to increase your chances of success. To help you get […]

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Can a US Work Visa Holder’s Spouse Work in the US?

By Michael NirenSeptember 26, 2014
Living in the US

(Below is a transcription of this video) So we’ve got a question. Can a spouse of a work permit holder work in the United States? Work Parameters for US Work Visa Holder’s Spouse So, generally speaking, when an individual applies for a work visa to the U.S. they can bring their spouse and dependent children […]

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I Overstayed my US Visitor Visa

By Michael NirenJune 2, 2013
Policy

Have you overstayed your visa for the United States? This is a very serious situation, but it can happen more often and more easily than you would think. Most United States visas are temporary and have an expiry date, at which point you must leave the United States. Sometimes, circumstances beyond your control may result in […]