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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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Boehner prepared to let DHS funding lapse

February 17th, 2015 @ 9:32

House of Representatives speaker and Republican John Boehner says he is willing to allow Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding to lapse as part of his party’s desperate bid to block the executive action taken by President Obama on immigration reform. The deadline to fund the DHS is February 27th and with this date looming, …

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Republicans could emerge triumphant on immigration reform

November 12th, 2014 @ 10:09

With the Republican party sweeping to victory in last week’s midterm elections in the United States, observers believe that the party has the chance to ensure its victory in the presidential election in 2016 if it can pre-empt executive action by President Obama and enact immigration reform itself. “Unquestionably,” says Clint Bolick of the Goldwater …

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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

Immigration court action fails to move White House

April 21st, 2015 @ 9:27

Josh Earnest, the White House press secretary, yesterday gave no sign that the White House has shifted position on the issue of President Obama’s executive action on immigration reform. This comes as Obama faces many hurdles, including court challenges, to the implementation of the program that will protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation and …

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Government spends millions deporting undocumented immigrants on charter planes

April 21st, 2015 @ 9:25

Up to $41.1m in potential cost savings has been missed by the US government when transporting undocumented immigrants on charter flights due to resources being used in an inefficient manner, including sending immigrants on planes with many empty seats, according to a government watchdog. A report released this month by the Department of Homeland Security …

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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

Chinese flood US visa investor program

April 16th, 2015 @ 9:22

The United States has filled its annual quota of EB-5 US visas for immigrant investors for the second consecutive year after a massive influx of applications from wealthy Chinese nationals. From May there will no more spots open to Chinese immigrant investors in the current fiscal year, which comes to an end on September 30th, …

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Tech companies frustrated by speedy H-IB visa scoop

April 2nd, 2015 @ 7:43

Firms that wish to give temporary US work visas to potential hires from overseas yesterday began submitting their applications to US Citizenship and Immigration Services. The demand for the 85,000 available slots is expected to be very high, given the pace at which these slots have disappeared in recent years. US Citizenship and Immigration Services …

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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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