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Most Recent Updates: Coronavirus & Immigration

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States has been strongly felt by many federal agencies, particularly those that deal with immigration, travel, and border security. Even before the pandemic was declared by the World Health Organization in March 2020, immigration was already on the verge of collapse because of the policies of …Read More

Sponsoring Immigrants Who Aren’t Relatives

  Traditionally, family-based immigration has been the most common method for a foreigner to start a new life in the United States. The concept of allowing legal residents and American citizens to sponsor foreign relatives to join them in the U.S. makes perfect sense. It not only reunites families but also increases the likelihood of …Read More

Is Getting My Green Card Like Visiting the DMV?

The United States used to be considered a global leader in terms of general efficiency. This is the image that comes to mind because of the military victories of World War II, the rebuilding of European alliances after the war, the Apollo space program, the establishment of Detroit as the automaking capital of the world, …Read More

How Long Does It Take to Get a Marriage Green Card?

Obtaining a green card by means of marrying a citizen of the United States is usually thought of as the fastest path toward legal residency. The only other path that would be faster involves joining the military during wartime. According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a foreign spouse living in the U.S. could …Read More

Immigrants & Their Effect on the U.S. Workforce

A couple of months into the coronavirus pandemic of 2020, United States President Donald Trump stated he had a plan to ensure Americans who lost their jobs would be first in line when trying to get them back. The plan involved closing down the borders and limiting immigration as much as possible. As can be …Read More

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

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