Immigration News

The Economics of US Immigration

Immigration has a huge effect on the country, which might be why it’s such a polemic topic. Whatever your stance on immigration may be, you have to admit that immigration plays a major role in shaping the nation that we are. While there is a huge emotional factor to the immigration debate, one of the central arguments for immigration lies in… Read More
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The Three Pillars of Immigration Reform

On Monday, the Senate began an open-ended debate on immigration reform, in an attempt to build a new immigration bill from scratch on the Senate floor. The Senate debate is a curious and extremely rare way to attempt to create bipartisan legislature on the most hotly debated topics of the year. The fate of many documented and undocumented immigra… Read More
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What is Chain Migration, and Why does the Green Card Lottery Matter?

What is Chain Migration? From our country’s founding until the 1880s, US borders were considered 100% open. While this isn’t strictly true – the Naturalization Act of 1790 excluded the free movement of people of color or slaves – based on the beliefs of our country’s founding fathers, entrance into the United States… Read More
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Trump Immigration News

Trump’s first year in office saw huge changes in immigration policy – Trump Immigration News has been rampant. Numerous Travel Bans were ordered and revoked; H-B1 Visa hopefuls faced mounting difficulties; many saw their Temporary Protected Status end; and the DACA Dreamers remain in limbo as to their status. Here are some updates that… Read More
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TPS Ends for Salvadorans

The US government announced it will revoke “TPS El Salvador” – that is, the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Salvadorans living in the United States, following the fate of formerly protected Nicaraguans, Haitians and Hondurans, who all lost their TPS status’ late last year. According to the federal government, the more… Read More
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US and Turkey Lift Reciprocal Visa Restrictions

US Turkey Visa Ban Ends 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 in Washington D.C., effectively ending the US Turkey visa ban. In October of 2017, the US suspended visa services for Turki… Read More
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Changes Made to the H-1B Visa (Skilled Worker Visa)

On Dec. 14, the Trump administration announced it will revoke the rule that permitted spouses of highly-skilled foreign workers the right to work in the US. The H1B visa (aka skilled worker visa) – is a visa reserved for highly skilled foreign workers – allows its recipients to bring their spouses and dependent children into the US o… Read More
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DACA & Dreamers: An Update

Dreamers remain in limbo as Senate and House members struggle to get a vote called on DACA. A Mid-December Update on DACA and the Dreamers. Where Dreamers Stand Back in September, President Trump terminated the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. He then challenged Congress to come up with new legislation that would protect the… Read More
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US Startup Visa Goes Live

Federal judge orders the US Startup Visa program into action, overruling an attempt made by the Trump Administration to delay this Obama-era program. The US Startup visa not actually a visa – it’s a visa waiver program for startup founders to pursue growing their businesses in the USA. The program, officially known as the International… Read More
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Temporary Protected Status Program Ends for Nicaraguans and Haitians

What this means for TPS beneficiaries, and what you can do. The US has announced that in January 2019 it will terminate a temporary program that gave Nicaraguan immigrants protection from deportation following natural disasters in their country, and that Haitian immigrants will also see their program end after an 18-month transition period. Similar… Read More
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