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Changes to H-1B & H-4 Visas May Harm San Diego Economy

The misguided protectionist stance of the Trump administration could mean significant socioeconomic changes for San Diego, particularly in terms of its technology sector. Recently proposed revisions to the rules that govern the issuance of H-4 visas for spouses of H-1B visa recipients—who are already facing certain challenges related to their legal status in the country—may …Read More

7 Best Practices for U.S. Businesses to Manage Immigration Compliance

For small business owners in the United States, immigration compliance issues during the Trump administration have become delicate matters with a high potential of disrupting operations and becoming legal headaches. Prominent law firms around the country are retaining top-notch immigration attorneys for more than just compliance work. They’re also preparing to conduct lobbying work on …Read More

How Long Is the Process of Becoming an American Citizen?

Naturalization is the highest benefit awarded by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Foreigners who wish to receive this benefit normally have to wait a minimum of three to five years as U.S. residents before they’re eligible to become American citizens, and in some cases less than a year if they served in …Read More

5 Things to Know About Detention Centers for Immigrant Children

One of the lowest points of the Trump administration has been unfolding since May 2018, and it’s a direct consequence of the draconian policies being enacted by the chaotic White House and executed by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Child detention centers at the southern border have received plenty of news media …Read More

In 2017, More Than 600,000 Foreigners to the U.S. Overstayed Their Visas

While United States President Donald Trump continues to beg Congress for funding of his border wall campaign promise, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) estimates that more than 600,000 individuals who legally entered the country in 2017 overstayed their visas, thereby making them undocumented immigrants. The DHS report is not surprising. The reality of immigration …Read More

All You Need to Know About Voluntary Departure

In June 2018, when United States immigration officials were scrambling to comply with court orders to reunite parents seeking asylum with children who had been taken away from them at the border, CNN reported that many of these individuals were offered the option to sign voluntary departure orders. These migrant parents were told they would …Read More

What to Do If Immigration Agents Arrive at Your House

The increased pace of deportations during the Trump administration has resulted in daily news headlines about immigration raids at courthouses, workplaces, schools, and even churches. However, these headlines often leave out the arrests and investigations that take place at the homes of immigrants.  Contrary to what the White House reports, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) …Read More

Differences Between Having a Green Card & Being a U.S. Citizen

Naturalized citizens and lawful permanent residents of the United States share some legal rights insofar as being able to live in the country indefinitely. Residence and citizenship are both benefits conferred by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, but there are marked differences between the two.  Travel Differences  Freedom of movement between the U.S. and …Read More

6 Facts About Deportation Everyone Should Know

Immigration has been one of the most controversial issues during the administration of United States President Donald Trump, particularly regarding enforcement, deportation, and removal orders. To this effect, the political speech coming from the White House on immigration has only resulted in distorting the reality of deportation. Here are six facts about deportation you should …Read More

How to Find a Job If You’re a U.S. Immigrant

With an unemployment rate lower than 4 percent in 2018, foreigners who are allowed to work in the United States are finding a lot of job opportunities. A 2017 survey conducted by CareerBuilder.com, a popular internet job board, indicated that one third of American employers specifically look for foreign-born applicants to fill vacant positions at …Read More

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