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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

Can You Move to the United States if You’re Unemployed?

Despite all the challenges the United States has endured during the coronavirus pandemic, the country has managed to retain its status as the favorite destination for immigrants from around the world. Prior to the pandemic, the Department of Homeland Security tallied nearly 50 million immigrants within U.S. borders. This is a figure comparable to the …Read More

Can You Get Married on a Tourist Visa to a U.S. Citizen?

When love is in the air, we tend to think there’s nothing that can stop it. If you find yourself on vacation in the United States, there will always be a chance of romance, which means there may also be a possibility of finding that special someone with whom you would like to share your …Read More

How Much Does It Cost to Immigrate to the United States?

One of the main reasons immigrants come to the United States is because this is a country that’s strongly associated with economic opportunity. To a certain extent, making a “rags to riches” story come true is easier in the U.S., but that doesn’t mean this can be achieved without spending a single penny. There are …Read More

By What Means Can the U.S. Tell if I Overstay My Visa?

According to statistics compiled by the Center for Migration Studies, a nonprofit research institute that provides policy guidance, a significant number of undocumented migrants in the United States have overstayed the visas that were lawfully granted to them. We’re talking about foreigners who came here with the stated intentions of engaging in tourism, business, work, …Read More

Immigrating to the United States in 2021

Compared to the previous year, the process of entering the United States for business, travel, work, or immigration has improved considerably in 2021. Nearly all of the restrictive executive orders signed by former President Donald Trump have been eliminated or replaced with new White House directives that approximate the immigration landscape before 2017. Many coronavirus …Read More

What Is the Impact of Gender on Immigration?

The study of immigration from the perspective of gender is relatively recent. In 2003, two anthropology and sociology researchers published a study commissioned by the Migration Policy Institute, a prominent American think tank, pointing out that most immigration research conducted in the 19th and 20th centuries was largely focused on the male perspective, and it …Read More

4 Ways Immigration Law Is Likely to Change Starting in 2021

During the chaotic administration of former President Donald Trump, many aspects of immigration policy reflected a shift in political ideology and an overall intention of catering to voters who believed in the flawed “America First” doctrine. Now that President Joe Biden has taken office, he is starting to deliver on his promise to reverse many …Read More

September 2021