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Forecast for U.S. Immigration in 2022

As the second year of the coronavirus pandemic comes to an end, immigration continues to be a controversial and uncertain issue in the United States. Most of the extreme, and in some cases unconstitutional, executive orders signed by former President Donald Trump against immigration are gone, but the controversial “Remain in Mexico” practice related to …Read More

What Number of Questions Are Immigrants Required to Answer?

Answering questions is something immigrants to the United States get used to as they go through the process of gaining legal status and accessing benefits such as residency and naturalization. Visa applications and petitions filed with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services are basically long questionnaires. By the time immigrants petition for naturalization to become American …Read More

Who Qualifies to Immigrate to the United States?

Despite various anti-immigration measures implemented during the administration of former U.S. President Donald Trump, national demographics for 2018 showed 44.8 million foreign-born people residing in the country. This record-high statistic also shows the number of immigrants has quadrupled since quotas were established in 1965, which underscores the often-quoted expression about the U.S. being a nation …Read More

When Does USCIS Visit Your Home?

Foreigners who apply for visas or residency status in the United States shouldn’t usually expect a visit from immigration agents, investigators, or case adjudicators. This will never happen if the application or petition is filed outside the US because applicants are instructed to visit their embassy or consulate offices. In the United States, however, there …Read More

Ways to Avoid Scams Targeting Immigrants

With immigration policy and regulations returning to normal under the administration of United States President Joe Biden, the diversity visa lottery program, more commonly referred to as the “green card lottery,” kicked off in October 2021. During the previous administration, the program suffered from the so-called “Muslim ban” and the coronavirus pandemic. This time, US …Read More

Do Unemployment Rates Rise because of Immigration?

With all the spending that has been a staple of the administration under United States President Joe Biden, legislative proposals to fund and balance the federal budget will likely be very contentious later this year. The factors that have forced this spending include benefits paid to mitigate the coronavirus pandemic, the infrastructure bill, and the …Read More

How to Know if You’re Eligible to Immigrate to the U.S.

Shortly after taking office in January 2021, President Joe Biden introduced a legislative proposal many analysts see as an effort to overhaul American immigration policy. Previous attempts at immigration reform have fizzled ever since the Patriot Act of 2001 complicated things, so the chances of Biden’s proposal passing in its entirety are limited. However, legal …Read More

Costs Involved in Obtaining a Green Card

When the Taliban insurgency deposed the democratic government of Afghanistan in August 2021, international news media outlets broadcast frantic scenes of desperation as thousands rushed Kabul International Airport hoping to board evacuation flights. In one segment aired by BBC News, an Afghan man trying to enter the airport showed his green card, which he had …Read More

Positive Impact of More Immigration to the United States

In August 2021, the United States Senate passed the American Jobs Plan, more commonly referred to as the Infrastructure Bill, a significant piece of legislation that will require $1 trillion from taxpayers to execute. Although major infrastructure projects such as highway construction, solar power plants, and expansion of commuter rail service are at the heart …Read More

Am I Allowed to Live in the U.S. if I Buy a Home Here?

In the years leading up to the coronavirus pandemic, real estate news outlets around the world reported on the trend of “one euro” homes being sold in sleepy towns around Italy to foreign buyers. Although a single euro was the listed price, the reality of property taxes, real estate fees, and renovations brought the costs …Read More

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