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

By Ella BergquistMay 15, 2018

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

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
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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

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

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

By Ella BergquistJune 3, 2017

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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What are the Consequences to Overstaying a United States Visa?

By Michael NirenMay 30, 2013

All visas in the United States have expiry dates, and an overstay is what occurs when you remain in the United States past this date as you are expected to leave the country before that date when the visa is issued. Overstaying a visa can be intentional or accidental. Overstaying a visa in the United […]

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I Overstayed my United States Work Visa

By Michael NirenMay 29, 2013

Have you overstayed your United States work visa? This is a very serious matter, but you are not alone. Many people overstay their United States work visas every year, either intentionally or accidentally. The United States takes these situations very seriously and there is a list of consequences you may face if you do overstay […]

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What Happens when you Overstay a United States visa?

By Michael NirenMay 1, 2013

Many foreign nationals require visas in order to enter the United States, even just for visiting. In most cases, they will also require a permit in order to work there. These visas or permits are all temporary and they have expiry dates. A condition of these visas is that you leave the United States before […]

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Can Canadians Retire in the USA?

By Michael NirenApril 15, 2013
Living in the US

Retiring to the United States is a dream of many, but it is not as if you can just pack up and move to the United States because it’s time to retire. Even if you are a Canadian citizen, moving from Canada to the USA requires the proper channels in order to do so. Whether you […]

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Can Canadians Retire in the US?

By Michael NirenApril 13, 2013
Living in the US

  It’s no secret that many Canadians of retirement age travel to the United States every year to spend the winter, but what about retiring in the United States permanently as a Canadian citizen? Canadians Retiring in the United States Unfortunately, no such retirement visa for Canadians exists, although it would be a great idea […]

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Is it possible for Canadians to Retire in the United States?

By Michael NirenApril 11, 2013
Living in the US

Are you a Canadian who is coming up on retirement and would like to retire somewhere warm? Many Canadians ask us if it is possible to just retire in the United States – however, it’s not that easy. While you may know people who spend their winters in the United States, that is because you […]

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US Immigration Overstay Information for You

By Michael NirenApril 7, 2013

Overstaying a United States visa, meaning you have remained in the United States even though your visa has expired, is a very serious matter. However, it happens more often than you’d think – even to Canadians – for a variety of reasons. If you overstay your visa in the United states you could face a number […]

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United States Visa Overstay

By Michael NirenApril 6, 2013

Are you in the United States on a visa and you are worried you may not be able to leave the country before your visa expires? Have you already overstayed your United States work visa? Believe it or not, this happens very often to many foreign nationals including Canadian citizens. While this is a common […]

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United States Immigration Overstay

By Michael NirenApril 1, 2013

Someone who has obtained a visa for the United States but has stayed past the expiration date of that visa is considered to have overstayed their visa. This happens quite often, but it is a very serious matter.  What you need to know if you have overstayed a United States visa is speak with a […]