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Judge refuses to lift immigration reform injunction

April 9th, 2015 @ 8:43

On Tuesday the federal judge who slapped an injunction on President Obama’s executive action on immigration reform refused to rescind his order after a request from the White House.US District Judge Andrew Hanen said that the order, which would protect almost five million undocumented immigrants from the threat of deportation, would remain under the injunction …

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US visa rule changes for Chinese visitors

November 12th, 2014 @ 10:07

In a major change to the immigration rules, which is also designed to boost the education and tourism industries, the United States will from today begin to reciprocally expand the validity of tourist, exchange and student US visas with China, as well as short-term business visas. Exchange visitors, qualified students and their dependents from China …

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Mayor of LA links immigration with economy

October 23rd, 2014 @ 8:44

Eric Garcetti, the mayor of Los Angeles, yesterday spoke at a Champions of Change event at the White House to honor those who have helped immigrants to navigate the often-complex process of naturalization. The mayor also called for the implementation of comprehensive immigration reform, according to Jon Baird of KNX 1070. The ceremony was held …

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Fewer minors cross border into US

September 4th, 2014 @ 9:05

The number of undocumented immigrant minors taken into custody after being caught trying to illegally cross the border into the United States has fallen for the second month in a row. 3,129 unaccompanied immigrant minors were detained by agents at the border between the US and Mexico in August, according to the Customs and Border …

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Immigration system needs fixing after Chattanooga

July 20th, 2015 @ 9:52

Republican senators Ted Cruz and Jeff Sessions have thrown aside political correctness and have demanded that the immigration system of the United States is overhauled after the Chattanooga military base shooting by an Islamic extremist. Cruz has attacked President Obama’s identification of the killer as a lone gunman and his apparent unwillingness to address the …

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O’Malley promises immigration system overhaul

July 15th, 2015 @ 9:47

Martin O’Malley, a presidential nomination candidate for the Democratic Party and the former governor of the state of Maryland, has announced a series of aggressive reforms to the current US immigration system, which he claims he will implement straight away if he becomes the next president of the United States. At the New York Immigration …

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5.5 million work permits issued to non-citizens

February 9th, 2015 @ 10:15

Around 5.5 million work permits beyond those authorized by Congress have been issued by the Obama administration over the last six years to people who are not US citizens, new documents have revealed. US policy critics claim the documents show the existence of a shadow immigration system that is stealing jobs from Americans and causing …

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Consular processing guide

December 2nd, 2014 @ 9:58

When applying for a green card, immigrants have a number of different options to choose from. The method by which immigrants can try to obtain the legal right to live and work within the United States differs according to circumstances; for example, an immigrant already legally living in the US who wants to become a …

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US Immigration

Santorum wants immigration caps and increased border security

July 31st, 2015 @ 9:20

Rick Santorum, another Republican presidential candidate nominee, says that immigrants who obey the law should be rewarded by the immigration policies of the United States. Writing in an op-ed piece published yesterday in the Iowa Republican, the former Pennsylvania senator also says that the time has come for immigration caps and stricter border security. Santorum …

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Immigration reform suppresses wages, says Sanders

July 31st, 2015 @ 9:16

Bernie Sanders says that US citizens already struggling to get jobs would find it even more difficult to find work and that wage growth would be further suppressed by immigration reform that allowed an increase in the amount of foreign workers entering the country via US visas. The presidential candidate nominee for the Democratic Party …

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US Passport

The Difference Between Passport and Passport Card

January 30th, 2012 @ 18:15

In the US, there are two types of passports: the traditional passport book, and a passport card. The passport book is a thin cardboard cover with your picture and information inside it. It has several pages for visas and travel documents. The US passport card is a small passport card, about the size of a …

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General Processing Times for US Passport

January 23rd, 2012 @ 22:04

In most cases, US citizens applying for a US passport are in a hurry. They may be traveling soon and may need to secure a passport before their travel date. Fortunately, the US Department of State makes it easy to plan ahead. The agency has a website (http://www.travel.state.gov/passport/processing/processing_1740.html) which lists current processing times for US …

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US Visas

Visa experience to be digitized

July 23rd, 2015 @ 9:52

Regardless of their opinion on the issue of immigration in general, the great majority of Americans agree that the US visa application process is badly in need of upgrading. A new White House report has now been issued that examines how the system needs to be organized and digitized. The Modernizing and Streamlining Our Legal …

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Bush wants sanctuary cities to be denied aid

July 10th, 2015 @ 9:34

Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor and current Republican presidential nomination candidate, says that one way to corral undocumented immigrants who have been responsible for committing crimes would be to block federal police money to cities that continue to harbor these illegal immigrants. Speaking in southern New Hampshire at a campaign event in a VFW …

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USCIS

USCIS looks for support services for extra work

December 14th, 2012 @ 17:05

On the 10th December a draft was released by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services looking for support for the field offices of their organization, which is a step toward the recompletion of the contract for Field Office Support Services, which supports ten asylum offices and 68 field offices. “USCIS is seeking administrative records support …

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USCIS E-Verify Expansion Update

February 23rd, 2012 @ 16:57

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) E-Verify system is a way for employers to check the employment authorization of workers and potential employees. The system was created in response to concerns about undocumented workers in the US. In many cases, employers claimed that it was difficult for them to determine who was authorized to …

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