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How To Prepare For A Biometrics Appointment in the United States

By SierraApril 7, 2021
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There are a number of requirements needed and actions to complete when applying for US immigration. In most cases, this includes completing the visa-specific requirements, immigration interview, a medical exam, and attending a biometrics appointment. What is Biometrics? Your biometrics appointment, also known as ASC, is generally scheduled 5–8 weeks after your filing date. Biometrics […]

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The Future of US Immigration in 2021

By Ella BergquistJanuary 19, 2021
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Between 2016-2020 we have experienced a massive shift in US immigration. Now that we expect President-elect, Joe Biden, to take office as the next President of the United States, there will be even more changes to US immigration policies. We have predicted some changes to US immigration, most of which will be extremely beneficial for […]

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US Immigration 2020: Year in Review

By Ella BergquistJanuary 6, 2021
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Over the past year, the United States has produced many significant changes in immigration. Especially with COVID-19 taking over the world in 2020, there have been many ongoing changes for those immigrating and immigrants currently in the US. Overall, it is safe to say that United States immigration has been slowing down throughout the year […]

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How to Cross the US/Canada Border During COVID-19 Closure

By Ella BergquistAugust 20, 2021
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August 19, 2021 Update: US border opening for Canadians gets pushed back to September 21st. July 21 2021 Update: US border crossing for Canadians won’t open until August 21st. July 15, 2021 Update: Canada’s Prime Minister stated that if the country’s current positive path of vaccination rate and public health conditions continue, Canada would be […]

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US Immigration Visa Processing Times

By CaseyAugust 27, 2021
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If you are planning on applying for a United States visa to immigrate, it is common to question how long it will take for the US Consulate to process this visa. Note: As of March 2020, United States processing times may take longer than normal due to the effects COVID-19 has had on US immigration […]

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Wealth Test on US Immigration Explained

By Ella BergquistFebruary 27, 2020
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The “wealth test” was approved by the Supreme Court last week. The new ruling creates a wealth test for immigrants based on their age, health, education, income and other assets. If you do not appear to have enough financial stability, US immigration officials can use this information to deny applicants who are seeking to enter […]

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US Immigration 2019: Year in Review

By CaseyDecember 13, 2019
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Over the past year, the United States has produced many significant changes in immigration- some positive and some causing more of a disadvantage to those who wish to immigrate to the US. Overall, it is safe to say that United States immigration has been slowing down throughout the year of 2019. Below is a summary […]

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Country Quotas For US Immigration

By Ella BergquistOctober 8, 2019
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In all of the discussion surrounding illegal immigration to the US over the course of President Trump’s term in office, legal immigration is often touted as the solution. In other words, illegal immigration is bad and legal immigration is good. However, legal immigration is often not the straightforward process it is said to be. Common […]

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Democratic Presidential Candidates on Immigration: Biden, Warren, Sanders, Harris, Buttigieg

By Ella BergquistFebruary 24, 2020
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February 2020 Update: Immigration continues to be a key feature of the 2020 Presidential race. All eight of the Democratic candidates are united in their opposition to the current administration’s immigration policies. Broadly, the candidates have agreed to immigration reform in the form of creating legal paths to citizenship for people in the country illegally, […]

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US Resident with DACA Status Denied Re-Entry to US

By Ella BergquistAugust 23, 2019
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Can Telling The Truth About Past Cannabis Use Hurt Your Immigration Case? Jose Palomar, a 26 year old resident of California with DACA status, traveled to Mexico for a brief visit to fulfill the final requirements for his Green Card application. He believed that the trip would be a brief one resulting in a Green […]

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US Visa Application Requires Social Media Accounts

By Ella BergquistJune 3, 2019
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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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Trump Expected to Launch Bid That Will Overhaul Immigration Laws

By CaseyMay 18, 2019
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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 […]