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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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Republicans seethe over plans to order 34 million green cards

October 24th, 2014 @ 9:41

Republican members of Congress are getting hot under the collar about the announcement by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services that up to 34 million new green cards are to be ordered. The Republicans believe that President Obama is intending to take extreme measures when he fulfills his promise to enact immigration reform via …

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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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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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Local authorities to be told when immigrants released

November 11th, 2014 @ 11:12

The Homeland Security Department is creating a new system that will automatically inform both local and state authorities when an immigrant with a serious criminal record is let free into their jurisdictions, two Texas lawmakers claim. Democrat Representative Beto O’Rourke and Republican Senator John Cornyn have written a letter to Thomas Winkowski, the acting director …

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Republicans seethe over plans to order 34 million green cards

October 24th, 2014 @ 9:41

Republican members of Congress are getting hot under the collar about the announcement by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services that up to 34 million new green cards are to be ordered. The Republicans believe that President Obama is intending to take extreme measures when he fulfills his promise to enact immigration reform via …

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EB-5 visa program to benefit US businesses

March 25th, 2014 @ 9:32

In 1990 a program known as EB-5 was created by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services in order to benefit US businesses. The program offers US visas to immigrant investors in order to stimulate economic growth and create jobs across the nation. The EB-5 visa system or to give it its official title, the …

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Tea Party reinvigorated by executive action

November 26th, 2014 @ 12:15

The unanimous fury from the political right over President Obama’s decision to use executive action to enact immigration reform and bypass Congress has sowed the seeds for a big change within the infamous Tea Party. The Tea Party started half a decade ago as a group of conservatives that wanted to reduce the deficit, challenge …

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Americans split over immigration reform action

November 26th, 2014 @ 12:13

Americans are divided over the decision by President Obama to enact immigration reform through executive action and a new nationwide poll has found that they have started to grow less sympathetic toward undocumented immigrants over the course of the last 12 months. Quinnipiac University conducted the new poll, the results of which were released yesterday, …

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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 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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11 million apply for visa program

November 7th, 2014 @ 10:13

An annual lottery program for US visas that gives immigrants the opportunity to gain permanent residency in the United States has attracted over 11 million applicants so far in 2014; however, it seems that the program may soon be brought to an end by lawmakers. The so-called ‘diversity visa program’ was created nearly a quarter …

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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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