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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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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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Deported immigrants get second chance

March 4th, 2015 @ 9:40

Thousands of undocumented immigrants deported from the United States are to be given a second chance to argue their case with regard to why they should be allowed to remain in the country. Undocumented immigrants in Southern California who put their signatures to ‘voluntary return’ forms have been told to come back to the country …

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Clean Homeland Security funding bill passed by House

March 4th, 2015 @ 9:32

The House of Representatives has finally passed a full year’s funding for the Department of Homeland Security by way of a clean bill devoid of immigration attachments, squashing the hopes of conservative Republicans who had been pinning their hopes on rolling back President Obama’s executive action on immigration reform. The end of the often bitter …

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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

Why blanket L visas work for international companies

January 21st, 2015 @ 9:41

The non-immigrant US visas known as L visas are often available to employers that have overseas offices and want to either open an affiliated office or bring a foreign worker to the United States. L visas are dual intent, as with the H-1B work visas, meaning that people with L status can put in an …

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Asians and Canadians get more work visas than Latinos

January 7th, 2015 @ 9:27

Immigrants from Asia and Canada have more chance of getting a work visa in the United States than those from Latin America, the results of a new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Brown University reveal. The study examined a three-year period and discovered that 91% of applications for labor certification from immigrants …

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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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