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5 Things to Know About Detention Centers for Immigrant Children

One of the lowest points of the Trump administration has been unfolding since May 2018, and it’s a direct consequence of the draconian policies being enacted by the chaotic White House and executed by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Child detention centers at the southern border have received plenty of news media …Read More

In 2017, More Than 600,000 Foreigners to the U.S. Overstayed Their Visas

While United States President Donald Trump continues to beg Congress for funding of his border wall campaign promise, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) estimates that more than 600,000 individuals who legally entered the country in 2017 overstayed their visas, thereby making them undocumented immigrants. The DHS report is not surprising. The reality of immigration …Read More

All You Need to Know About Voluntary Departure

In June 2018, when United States immigration officials were scrambling to comply with court orders to reunite parents seeking asylum with children who had been taken away from them at the border, CNN reported that many of these individuals were offered the option to sign voluntary departure orders. These migrant parents were told they would …Read More

What to Do If Immigration Agents Arrive at Your House

The increased pace of deportations during the Trump administration has resulted in daily news headlines about immigration raids at courthouses, workplaces, schools, and even churches. However, these headlines often leave out the arrests and investigations that take place at the homes of immigrants.  Contrary to what the White House reports, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) …Read More

Differences Between Having a Green Card & Being a U.S. Citizen

Naturalized citizens and lawful permanent residents of the United States share some legal rights insofar as being able to live in the country indefinitely. Residence and citizenship are both benefits conferred by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, but there are marked differences between the two.  Travel Differences  Freedom of movement between the U.S. and …Read More

6 Facts About Deportation Everyone Should Know

Immigration has been one of the most controversial issues during the administration of United States President Donald Trump, particularly regarding enforcement, deportation, and removal orders. To this effect, the political speech coming from the White House on immigration has only resulted in distorting the reality of deportation. Here are six facts about deportation you should …Read More

How to Find a Job If You’re a U.S. Immigrant

With an unemployment rate lower than 4 percent in 2018, foreigners who are allowed to work in the United States are finding a lot of job opportunities. A 2017 survey conducted by CareerBuilder.com, a popular internet job board, indicated that one third of American employers specifically look for foreign-born applicants to fill vacant positions at …Read More

What Merit-Based Immigration Means

Since early 2018, the topic of merit-based immigration has been making headlines in the United States thanks to a proposal presented by the White House and strongly supported by President Donald Trump, who believes the current system, which partly favors family-based immigration, is broken. Trump’s proposal would include giving priority to a merit or points-based …Read More

How to Obtain a Visa to Study in the United States

Of all the visa programs made available by the U.S. Department of State, the various programs for academic study and exchange enjoy the most support. The visas obtained for the purpose of studying in the U.S. are all in the non-immigrant category, and there are four different types. F Student Visas Any learning activity undertaken …Read More

5 Types of Marriage That Aren’t Acceptable for Immigration

Many immigration attorneys in the United States will agree that the process of marriage-based petitions for permanent residence is straightforward, at least when compared to other forms of immigration. The concept of marriage may be international, but its nature and legality are not universal. Not all marriages will be considered valid under the policy manual …Read More

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