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    • Us Asylum: The History of Asylum and What It Means Today

      The Caravan of migrants that has so infuriated Trump has reached the Mexican-American border, prompting intense reactions from both sides of the immigration debate. Their arrival has also raised ...

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    • What Is a Sanctuary City?

      With Sanctuary City's a hot topic in the news, many are left wondering, exactly what is a sanctuary city? While there is no legal definition of a “Sanctuary City,” the term typically refers to the ...

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    • 6 Things You Should Know About Religious Asylum in the United States

      Recent world news has put religious persecution in the spotlight. From the Palm Sunday church bombings in Egypt to stories of Syrian Christians being commanded to “convert or die,” we see people ...

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    • The EB-1 (A) Visa Process

      The EB-1 (A) is a subcategory of the first-preference employment-based visas. This type of visa is specifically reserved for individuals who have an extraordinary ability in sciences, arts, education, ...

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  • FAQ
    • The US Visa in My Passport Says: "Visa - R" and "Type/Class - b1/b2". How Long Am I Allowed to Stay in US on Business For?

      When you arrive in the U.S., immigration officials will indicate on your I-94 card how long you can stay in the U.S. Be sure not to stay beyond the date indicated. Typically, B1/B2 visa holders can ...

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    • What Specific Package of Changes to Law and Policy Are Included in "Comprehensive Immigration Reform?"

      Comprehensive immigration reform typically refers to a set of legislative proposals and efforts to overhaul the current immigration system, which many believe is severely broken. The proposals ...

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    • How can a non-US citizen start a small business in the US?

      She can work for an employer for typically a year under OPT after graduation and then can find an employer (or the same employer) to sponsor her for an H1B afterward (that’s a very common route). If ...

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    • What Specific Package of Changes to Law and Policy Are Included in "Comprehensive Immigration Reform?"

      Comprehensive immigration reform typically refers to a set of legislative proposals and efforts to overhaul the current immigration system, which many believe is severely broken. The proposals ...

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    • How can a non-US citizen start a small business in the US?

      She can work for an employer for typically a year under OPT after graduation and then can find an employer (or the same employer) to sponsor her for an H1B afterward (that’s a very common route). If ...

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    • Your Social Media for Your U.S. Visa

      New regulations from the U.S. Department of State may require all visa applicants - including those applying for simple tourist visas - to provide their social media accounts on their visa application ...

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    • Aspiring Immigrants Face New Green Card Hurdles

      Since his inauguration, President Trump has been implementing increasingly controversial and detrimental changes to the legal immigration process. At the end of 2017, the Trump Administration and the ...

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    • Can a Permanent Resident Get a Driver's License or Permit Without the Actual Green Card?

      In general, to get a U.S. driver’s license you must show proof that you are legally permitted to live or work in the U.S. If you are a green card holder, then you can apply for a replacement green ...

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    • How Long Will It Take to Get a Green Card Through Marriage?

      If you are in the U.S. and married to a U.S. citizen, the process to obtain permanent residence takes on average six to twelve months. The application requires submitting a comprehensive package to ...

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    • Trump Administration Is Changing the H-1B Application Process

      Since 2016, the Trump Administration has been executing many questionable and controversial immigration reforms. On November 30, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security released a new proposal that ...

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    • Temporarily Working in the US on an H-1B Visa

      Temporarily Working in the US on an H-1B Visa The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows a foreign employee to live in the US on a temporary basis for work. An employer may file a petition for ...

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    • Expedited Removal Set to Expand

      On July 22 nd , the Trump administration announced it would be expanding fast-track deportation regulations. Under the expansion, undocumented immigrants who cannot prove they have been in the U.S. ...

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    • Aspiring Immigrants Face New Green Card Hurdles

      Since his inauguration, President Trump has been implementing increasingly controversial and detrimental changes to the legal immigration process. At the end of 2017, the Trump Administration and the ...

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    • The Judges Have Spoken

      In the past two weeks, the US courts have submitted several decisions regarding some of the Trump Administration's more polemic immigration policies, from family separation to long-term detention. ...

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    • Obtaining an O-1 Visa

      Athletes, entertainers, artists, businesspersons, scholars, and scientists from other countries might sometimes be called upon to perform work temporarily in the U.S. Those individuals with a high ...

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    • Expedited Removal Set to Expand

      On July 22 nd , the Trump administration announced it would be expanding fast-track deportation regulations. Under the expansion, undocumented immigrants who cannot prove they have been in the U.S. ...

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    • Your Social Media for Your U.S. Visa

      New regulations from the U.S. Department of State may require all visa applicants - including those applying for simple tourist visas - to provide their social media accounts on their visa application ...

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    • Why Are People Calling to Abolish the Ice?

      Amidst the Trump Administration’s polemic immigration policies, a new movement to “ Abolish ICE ” is getting national attention. ICE, also known as the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, ...

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    • Can a Permanent Resident Get a Driver's License or Permit Without the Actual Green Card?

      In general, to get a U.S. driver’s license you must show proof that you are legally permitted to live or work in the U.S. If you are a green card holder, then you can apply for a replacement green ...

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    • Denaturalization: Can you be Denaturalized?

      The Trump Administration announced a new initiative in its war on immigration: a “denaturalization task force" targeting naturalized citizens. In June, US Citizenship and Immigration Services Director ...

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    • California Sues the Federal Government over a Census Question - Why Does It Matter?

      Suing over the Census Last week, The Commerce Department announced it would reinstate the citizenship question on the 2020 Census to help enforce the 1965 Voting Rights Act. In response, the State of ...

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    • What Can I Do on a B1 B2 Visa?

      Many people want to know: what can I do on a B1 B2 visa? If your visa says R-Type B1 B2, we've covered how long you can stay here . But other common question are, what can I do on a b1 b2 visa? Can I ...

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    • Us and Turkey Lift Reciprocal Visa Restrictions

      In a great start to 2018, the US has announced it will resume non-immigrant visa services for Turkish citizens in its Ankara embassy, a move which was immediately reciprocated by the Turkish Consulate ...

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    • Can I do freelance work while on an H-1B visa?

      No, unfortunately not. You may not have any employment outside of your approved H-1B employment. Any other employment would require another work visa.

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    • Your Social Media for Your U.S. Visa

      New regulations from the U.S. Department of State may require all visa applicants - including those applying for simple tourist visas - to provide their social media accounts on their visa application ...

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    • How to Hire International Employees

      Hiring international workers takes time - a lot of it. The decision to bring in workers from abroad is a serious one, and it requires a significant amount of time and resources to make it happen. ...

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    • What Are the Statistical Chances of a Uk Citizen Obtaining a US Visa?

      It’s not so much your country of citizenship that counts, but instead the type of work you will be doing in the U.S. The type of visa you would apply for is dependent on the type of work you will be ...

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