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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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Bush accuses Asians of abusing birthright citizenship

August 26th, 2015 @ 9:08

On Monday Jeb Bush, the former Governor of Florida and current Republican presidential nomination hopeful, accused Asians of abusing the rules enabling infants who are born in the United States to instantly gain citizenship, regardless of the legal status of their parents. Bush has been involved in a heated debate with fellow Republican candidate Donald …

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Trumps stages Alabama rally

August 25th, 2015 @ 8:43

At a rally on Friday, in a football stadium in Alabama, controversial Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump reiterated his determination to get tough on illegal immigration if he wins the battle for the White House next year. Trump’s controversial policies and stubborn refusal to back down in the face of widespread media condemnation have seen …

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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

Christie defends call to track immigrants

September 2nd, 2015 @ 9:45

Chris Christie has defended his call to see immigrants tracked in a similar manner to FedEx packages. The Republican presidential nominee candidate has been criticized for his proposal; however, he says the attacks on his proposal are “ridiculous” and a deliberate distortion of his intention. “I don’t mean people are packages, so let’s not be …

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244 undocumented immigrants arrested in new sting

September 2nd, 2015 @ 9:40

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has arrested 244 undocumented immigrants from 21 different countries, although the great majority came from Mexico. On Monday US authorities revealed that many of the immigrants were convicted criminals living in and around Los Angeles in California. 56% of the arrested immigrants had criminal convictions, including drugs violations, weapons …

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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

EB-5 visa program slammed by immigration supporters

August 27th, 2015 @ 9:22

Supporters of immigration reform are protesting against the controversial EB-5 US visa program, with Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and San Diego activists slamming it as “immigration reform for the 1%”. The program enables rich foreigners to invest between $500,000 and $1m in a US business and become eligible to get a green card if …

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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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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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