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US Immigration News: August 25, 2017

Immigration News: Stories from the Border Recently, Putin made an order to cut staffing in Moscow, resulting in the US diplomatic decision to reduce visa services in Russia. The embassy has made it known that it would prohibit issuing all nonimmigrant visas for travelers to the US for business, tourism, and work. This order is said to […]

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Breaking US Immigration News: August 18, 2017

This week marks the 5th anniversary of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).  Many of the people who benefit from the program have scheduled protests against those who oppose DACA.  A partnership among different states led by Ken Paxton, Texas Attorney General,  is prepared to take legal action if the Trump administration does not do […]

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Canadian Immigration News: August 18, 2017

Weekly Immigration News and Top Rated Stories: Changes in Canadian immigration laws to heart moving immigrant success stories. Breaking Canada Immigration News This week, the foreign affairs minister Chrystia Freeland released a list of Canada’s key demands for a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The talk of the new agreement will take place […]

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Why America Needs Low-Skilled Immigrants

The Benefits of Low-Skilled Immigration “Immigrants take away American jobs.” This statement is used by President Trump to justify his decision to reduce legal immigration to the US. But what President Trump and his administration fail to acknowledge is the necessity of low-skilled immigrants in the American workforce. Maintenance work, food preparation jobs, and personal […]

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Recent Express Entry Round Shows Low CRS Requirement Score

So far in 2017, there have been 19 round invitations under Express Entry. There were 2,991 invitations issued to individuals seeking permanent residency in Canada in the last round. Candidates from the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, Canadian Experience Class and Provincial Nominee Program were eligible for this round of invitations. The […]

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Changes to US Visa Vetting – August 2017 Update

Extra Screening for Visa Applicants Extreme vetting was part of President Trump’s campaign goals before he took office. Today, the Trump administration is getting closer to that goal by rolling out a new questionnaire for visa applicants. The new questionnaire asks applicants the following: Social media information Biographical and travel history Previous passport numbers Email […]

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Breaking US Immigration News: August 11, 2017

  Stories from the Border In US immigration news this week, there were discussions over the uncertainty of the DACA program in the US. Will the government keep the program or eliminate it? That remains to be seen, but advocates have been gearing up to defend the program by holding press conferences, rallies, and events that […]

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Canadian Immigration News: August 11, 2017

Weekly Immigration News and Top Rated Stories: Changes in Canadian immigration laws to heart moving immigrant success stories. Breaking Canada Immigration News Canada’s new 10-year visa has created a significant impact on the latest housing booms in both Vancouver and Toronto. In 2015, Canadian immigration officials created and issued 390,000 10-year, a multi entry visa […]

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Why Trump’s Proposed Cuts to Immigration May Fall Flat

A great deal of debate has arisen over the proposed RAISE Act and “tougher visa vetting”, and whether it would be helpful or harmful to America overall. The consensus seems to indicate the latter. Economic Consequences Senators Tom Cotton (R-AK) and David Perdue (R-GA), along with President Trump, have backed their proposal with the idea […]

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Old Olympic Stadium Turned into Refugee Welcome Center

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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