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Category Archives: Immigration

What Does the Dignity Act of 2023 Require?

The immigration agenda brought to the White House by United States President Joe Biden didn’t include a reform proposal. When asked about this, Biden explained that his long career in the Senate lets him know that comprehensive immigration reform can only be accomplished with a unified government. In other words, his Democratic Party would need …Read More

What Happens if You Get Rejected by Immigration?

During the fiscal year 2021, more than 1.4 million visa applications were declined or not approved by the United States Department of State. This represents nearly 9.5 percent of all submissions, which were largely for non-immigrant visa categories, such as skilled workers, tourists, entrepreneurs, students, artists, and a few others. As for the negative adjudications …Read More

Can Immigrants in California Be Permanent Residents?

Of the various state laws that went into effect in California in January 2023, one of the most interesting is related to the hiring requirements for police officers. Senate Bill 960 eliminated the American citizenship requirement for foreigners who wish to enter police academies in the Golden State. As long as they’re legally authorized to …Read More

Do I Have to Pay for Immigration Forms?

The costs associated with processing certain immigration benefits in the United States are set to increase in 2023. According to a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking published by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in January, the proposal may increase fees by more than 100 percent in some cases late this year, and the agency said …Read More

What Is the Time Frame for Immigrants to Get Documents?

The waiting times estimated by officials from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) suggest some immigrants are able to get green cards within 90 days after their application packets are filed and fees are paid, but such estimates reflect ideal conditions the federal agency hasn’t experienced in many decades. The reality of USCIS processing …Read More

Will I Need a Lawyer during My Interview for a Green Card?

With the increased pace of workforce reduction measures in the information technology sector, many skilled foreign workers in the United States are considering options that would allow them to stay even if their H-1B visas aren’t extended. The options range from evaluating other non-immigrant visas to pursuing permanent residency under certain circumstances. None of these …Read More

How Do I Financially Sponsor an Immigrant?

In January 2023, the White House and State Department announced the creation of the Welcome Corps, a program intended to alleviate the burden of refugees and asylum seekers flowing into the United States. The program calls for Americans interested in providing financial support to refugees to form groups and raise a minimum of $2,275 per …Read More

Benefits Immigrants Receive when They Come to the United States

According to a news report published by The New York Times in January 2023, the number of foreigners completing the immigration process of naturalization in the United States, which effectively makes them American citizens, is currently at the highest level since 2006. The resumption of naturalization ceremonies following the COVID-19 pandemic prompted almost a million …Read More

What Effect Does Immigration Have on Human Rights?

In December 2022, the United States Congress passed a resolution related to immigrants who were deported and barred from returning despite their status as military veterans. Some of these immigrants are decorated war veterans, but their status as legal residents was revoked because of felony convictions, thus triggering deportation and removal according to immigration laws …Read More

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