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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

Civil Rights for Immigrants in the U.S.

In the history of the United States, the Founding Fathers were a group of immigrants who laid out important documents to assert their rights as citizens of a new nation. The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and its Bill of Rights, and statutes at the federal and state levels establish the rights of all people, …Read More

How COVID-19 Is Affecting U.S. Immigration

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended life across the entire world, but the devastating impact of this global health crisis has been more deeply felt in the United States, a country where more than 42,000 people had lost their lives by April 21st and where epidemiologists predict the death toll could climb to more than 50,000 …Read More

5 Ways to Prevent Being Deported from the United States

Just days after United States President Donald Trump declared a state of national emergency to contain the spread of COVID-19, the issue of deportations and removal orders came up. Government officials in Guatemala exercised sovereignty to block the arrival of individuals being deported from the U.S. This decision was made out of genuine concern over …Read More

What Is the Time Frame for Getting Green Cards?

In the middle of March 2020, federal government agencies in the United States published a series of announcements related to how they intend to operate in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the case of immigrants applying for residency status, Citizenship and Immigration Services issued an important clarification: testing positive for the coronavirus wouldn’t …Read More

What Are Extraordinary Ability Visas?

The Hollywood film and television industries are important engines of economic productivity for the United States, and thanks to the advent of digital video streaming services, this sector is busier than ever. Original content has proven to be very popular for companies such as Netflix, which has produced quite a few miniseries starring foreign actors. …Read More

6 Motives for Hiring an Immigration Attorney

The process of entering the United States for tourism, business, work, research, or immigration purposes has changed significantly since President Donald Trump took office in 2017, and the need for foreigners to retain legal counsel has increased accordingly. In addition to implementing an immigration policy that can be described as prejudicial, the Trump administration’s attempts …Read More

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