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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 […]

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U.S. Plans to Close 23 International Immigration Offices in 2019

By Ella BergquistJuly 30, 2019
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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
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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
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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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Officers Can Now Deny Visas without Providing Time to Fix Errors

By Ella BergquistOctober 1, 2018
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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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United States Embassy and Consulates in the United Kingdom

By CaseyJuly 30, 2019
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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
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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, […]