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Category Archives: Immigration

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

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

4 Categories of Immigrants

As the destination of choice for a large number of immigrants, the United States operates a complex system of immigration designations and categories. Classification of foreigners is dictated by federal laws and regulations. The Department of State as well as U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services are tasked with defining rules under these categories, which results …Read More

What to Do Following Immigration Interviews

Each week, thousands of foreigners are interviewed by employees from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency, all of which deal with every type of immigration matter, from marriage-based immigration to naturalization. The reasons for these interviews are usually provided by rules, …Read More

5 Potential Reasons Adjustment of Status May Not Be Approved

Adjustment of status is the term given by American immigration officials to the process whereby foreigners become lawful immigrants who qualify for benefits such as conditional or permanent residency. In some family-based immigration cases, foreigners can adjust their status upon arrival to the United States. For the most part, there’s an expectation that applicants have …Read More

How Is the U.S. Government Shutdown Affecting Immigration Services?

When the people of the United States celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 21st, the partial shutdown of government services had entered its fifth week. Thanks to a private donation from Delta Air Lines, the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park in Atlanta had enough operating funds to open on the holiday, …Read More

4 Frequently Used Scams Targeting Immigrants

In November 2018, the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the resolution of criminal charges filed against a South Carolina woman for defrauding dozens of foreigners who had experienced difficulty obtaining legal immigration status. According to the press release issued by DHS, the 43-year-old woman had promised her victims that she had the …Read More

7 Best Practices for U.S. Businesses to Manage Immigration Compliance

For small business owners in the United States, immigration compliance issues during the Trump administration have become delicate matters with a high potential of disrupting operations and becoming legal headaches. Prominent law firms around the country are retaining top-notch immigration attorneys for more than just compliance work. They’re also preparing to conduct lobbying work on …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

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

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