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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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Canada Immigration 2017: Year In Review

By VisaPlace Immigration News Contributor- RachelJanuary 4, 2018
Policy

Over the past year, Canada has seen an increase in immigration that will grow even more in 2018. Express Entry has continued to serve as a pathway to permanent residence, and immigration programs have evolved, many to ease to immigration process. See all the ways in which Canadian immigration has changed and been impacted in […]

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US Immigration 2017: Year in Review

By VisaPlace Immigration News Contributor- RachelJanuary 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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What Are the Arguments Surrounding the 2018 Canada Immigration Plan?

By VisaPlace Immigration News Contributor- RachelOctober 16, 2017
Policy

The 2017 immigration plan allowed a base number of 300,000 immigrants into Canada. It mainly targeted immigrants of the economic class, followed by family class immigrants, refugees, and humanitarian cases. The Liberal government is now in the process of finalizing a 2018 immigration plan, which will set the target number for the next year. The […]

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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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Old Olympic Stadium Turned into Refugee Welcome Center

By Ella BergquistAugust 9, 2017
PolicyRefugees

Canada has seen a significant increase of asylum seekers crossing the border from the United States seeking a new life in Canada. Local authorities in Quebec, Canada have repurposed Montreal’s old, unused, Olympic Stadium into a new refugee welcome center for these asylum seekers. The local government agency that helps refugees are called PRAIDA; this […]

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Canadian Government Cuts Legal Aid for Refugees

By Ella BergquistJuly 18, 2017
PolicyRefugees

Recently, B.C. (British Columbia), Canada decided that they will no longer provide legal aid to immigrants and refugees due to lack of funding. Without the funding for legal aid to immigrants and refugees, many immigration specialists believe it will put people at risk of deportation as their cases will not proceed without an immigration lawyer. […]

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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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This Week in Canadian Immigration: May 12, 2017

By Ella BergquistMay 12, 2017
Policy

Each week we collect stories related to Canadian 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 the ongoing changes in Canadian immigration laws to success stories. We then give you fresh links at the bottom that link to […]

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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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Canada Accepts What the U.S. is Turning Away

By Ella BergquistJanuary 30, 2017
PolicyRefugees

i Canada to offer temporary residency to travelers stranded by U.S Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been the front runner for promoting a safe environment for refugees fleeing their dangerous homeland. He has been watching the United States this week and the changes that the President has enforced. Canada has offered to house travelers stranded […]

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300,000+ New Immigrants planned for Canada in 2016

By Michael NirenMarch 9, 2016
PolicyRefugees

      New target for Canada Immigration Over the course of this year, the Canadian government is determined to welcome up to 305,00 new permanent residents in its 2016 Immigration Levels Plan. This is the first time in a long time where the Canadian government has set a target of 300,000 or greater for […]

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Electronic Travel Authorization Introduced for Travelers From Visa Exempt Countries

By Michael NirenMay 19, 2015
Policy

Travelers from visa exempt countries (such as UK, Australia, France, Japan and Chile) will be required to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) before travelling to Canada. This is very similar to a current system in place in the USA, known as the ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization), which is used by the […]

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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 […]