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What Immigrants Should Expect when Appearing in Court

In late August of 2020, news headlines focused on the operations of United States immigration courts caught the attention of many Americans who aren’t familiar with this part of the judicial system. In New York City, the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) decided to close its courts over pandemic concerns. This decision was received …Read More

Immigrants & Their Contribution to the U.S. Postal Service

The coronavirus pandemic of 2020 was declared at a time when the two main candidates to serve as the next president of the United States were preparing to step up their respective campaigns. Many analysts expected the pandemic would become a hot-button political issue, but then attention turned to the actual mechanisms of casting votes …Read More

Can Green Card Holders Be Deported?

Ever since United States President Donald Trump took office in January 2017, he has been trying to make good on his campaign promise to deport as many “illegal aliens” as possible. The numbers of foreigners removed from the country in recent years are significant, but the way they’re reported by immigration officials and the White …Read More

Can I Buy My Way into Being a U.S. Citizen?

Citizenship by investment is a concept that dates back a few centuries, but its legal codification, oversight, and marketing aspects first became prevalent in the 20th century. In essence, a foreigner who makes an extraordinary or even significant economic contribution to another country may be able to seek citizenship by investment if the jurisdiction offers …Read More

6 Difficulties Immigrants Encounter When They Enter the United States

Even though the coronavirus pandemic of 2020 has resulted in a significant reduction in immigration to the United States, it’s safe to assume things will get back to normal at some point, which means individuals and families from around the world will once again seek opportunities in a country where greatness has been achieved through …Read More

The Most Common Arguments Against Immigration & Why They’re Wrong

In the acclaimed book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari, human migration is credited with forging socioeconomic success since the time humans lived in hunter-gatherer societies. The book also discusses the phenomenon of modern anti-immigration rhetoric, which is pretty easy to discredit from an anthropological point of view. Arguments against immigration …Read More

Who Are the DREAMers in Relation to U.S. Immigration Policy?

Approximately 650,000 people in the United States fall under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) classification. They’re called DREAMers because of a 2001 legislative proposal titled the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act. In essence, these are individuals who weren’t born in the U.S. and were brought into the country by their …Read More

The Coronavirus Pandemic Confirms Urgent Need for U.S. Immigration Reform

When the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, United States President Donald Trump was busy with the political campaign for his reelection. At that time, some of the messages Trump delivered during his rallies were centered on immigration topics. Trump talked about ideas that would enable the construction of his border …Read More

Why Certain Immigrants Cannot Enter the U.S.

Since April 23rd, a large group of foreigners have been unable to enter the United States because of a proclamation signed by President Donald Trump. Days before the proclamation, Trump posted Twitter updates hinting at his intentions to completely “close off all borders” for the purpose of giving unemployed Americans a chance to regain jobs …Read More

An Uncertain Future for H-1B Visa Workers

The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t only upended the economy of the United States but also created a climate of uncertainty with regard to immigration policy. Right in the midst of the first wave of coronavirus infections and deaths, President Donald Trump began hinting at major changes in immigration policy, and some of them directly impact the …Read More

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