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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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Waiting time increases for legal immigrants

May 20th, 2015 @ 8:48

As undocumented immigrants continue to seek the chance to obtain legal status in the United States under President Obama’s executive action, the waiting list for those trying to legally enter the country has grown longer – as has the time they have to spend in the pipeline. US citizen Jimmy Gugliotta is currently living in …

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Bush sticks to immigration stance

May 13th, 2015 @ 8:40

Former Florida governor and 2016 potential Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is remaining firm on his stance regarding immigration, despite his support for the overhaul of existing immigration laws in the United States being perhaps his biggest challenge when it comes to winning votes from his fellow Republicans in the presidential primaries. In an interview …

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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

Democrats want to end family immigrant detention

May 22nd, 2015 @ 9:11

Two California Democrats from the House of Representatives have called upon the Department of Homeland Security to put an end to their current practice of holding asylum-seeking families in prison-style detention centers while they are waiting for the chance to state their case in court. San Jose representative Zoe Lofgren says she has visited Syrians …

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Immigration advocates refuse to give up

May 22nd, 2015 @ 9:07

On May 19th supporters of immigration reform ‒ particularly the deferred action programs created by President Obama’s executive order ‒ held a rally in Los Angeles on the day that the programs would have come into effect had they not been slapped with a legal injunction. The programs offer temporary relief from the threat of …

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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

USCIS temporarily suspends H-1B premium processing

May 21st, 2015 @ 8:23

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it intends to suspend the premium processing of petitions for H-1B Extension of Stay US visas between May 26th and July 27th 2015, with employers being advised to consult with legal counsel with regard to any impact this temporary suspension may have. The decision to …

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New legislation could impact US E-2 investor immigrants

April 28th, 2015 @ 8:16

The lives of foreigners doing business in the United States via the E-2 Treaty Investor visa and attempting to gain permanent residence in the country could be greatly affected by a new bill filed by David Jolly, a Florida congressman. Under existing laws it is not possible for holders of E-2 US visas to gain …

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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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