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This Week in U.S. Immigration News: May 19, 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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This Week in Canadian Immigration: May 19, 2017

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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Inside the Effect of the H-1B Visa

The H-1B Visa: A Short History In the 1950s, the United States initiated the H-1B visa program, which allows foreign workers to obtain employment in the US. The “Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1990” made changes to the H-1B program by requiring a bachelor’s degree at a minimum or equivalent work experience in a specialized […]

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This Week in Canadian Immigration: May 12, 2017

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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This Week in Canadian Immigration: May 5, 2017

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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The Kentucky Derby Needs Immigrants

H-2B Visa Restrictions Contribute to Labor Shortage Churchill Downs, home to the Kentucky Derby, heavily relies on immigrants to fill the jobs that have kept the famous race alive since the 1800s. Today, the fear of deportation looms over these immigrants as President Donald Trump perpetuates his strict immigration agenda. Many of these immigrants hold […]

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Green Card Lottery Winners Have Been Picked

What It Takes To Win A Green Card On May 2nd, 2017, over 14 million people found out if they won the 2018 U.S. Green Card lottery. This lottery process is sometimes known as the diversity visa lottery. Although over 14 million people applied for a green card, only about 50,000 people will receive one. […]

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America’s Stance on Immigration Sparks National Protest

Trump’s Immigration Message Trump’s immigration comments during his campaign caught America’s attention. Now, a few months into his presidency, President Trump has followed up on his strict rhetoric regarding US immigration. There has been talk on restricting US work visas, which would make it harder for foreign workers to improve American companies. More specifically, the […]

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Canada Eliminates Conditional Permanent Residence

Ending Conditional PR to Stop Abusive Relationships As of April 28, 2017, spouses and common-law partners who are sponsored to immigrate to Canada will not experience a period of conditional Permanent Resident status. From this point further, they will have full permanent residence upon arriving in Canada. The Canadian government suggested that by eliminating the […]

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

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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