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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’s resignation and immigration reform

September 29th, 2015 @ 9:46

Kevin McCarthy, the majority leader in the House of Representatives, is the front-runner to succeed current speaker John Boehner, who surprised everyone by announcing his resignation last week. McCarthy’s appointment could have major implications with regard to immigration reform, given that he represents a district with a very large Latino population.Despite this, McCarthy has so …

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Bush defies hard-line Republicans

September 22nd, 2015 @ 9:27

Jeb Bush has defied the increasingly harsh rhetoric used by his fellow would-be presidential candidates in the Republican Party by making a passionate speech in the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Houston, during which he openly supported the need to offer undocumented immigrants a pathway to US citizenship. “Earned legal status is the dignified way, …

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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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Indian-American groups want immigration campaign

October 9th, 2015 @ 9:41

Indian-American groups are calling for an immigration campaign with regard to issues that affect the Indian diaspora, including the usage of H-IB US visas by Indian technology firms and the increasing backlog of visas for families. The call came at a recent immigration seminar in New York organized by the South Asian Council for Social …

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Mayor Kleinschmidt encourages immigration reform

October 7th, 2015 @ 9:54

The mayor of Chapel Hill in North Carolina, Mark Kleinschmidt, has joined 17 mayors from across the United States in a movement to provide aid to Syrian refugees. Almost nine million refugees from Syria have been forced to flee their homes in the last four years since the civil war broke out in 2011 and, …

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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 ( which lists current processing times for US …

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US Visas

US visa changes costs immigrants millions

October 2nd, 2015 @ 9:04

A sudden change in policy by the State Department has seen tens of thousands of skilled immigrants suddenly left unable to submit the applications for legal permanent residency that they had been preparing. This is despite many having already paid expensive medical and legal fees, a new lawsuit alleges. The immigrants affected are largely from …

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H1-B visas costing Americans jobs

October 1st, 2015 @ 9:42

The idea of temporary work US visas ‒ when originally designed by Congress ‒ was to bring in overseas workers who possessed difficult-to-find, specialized skills that would create jobs in American firms, allowing them to expand and the US economy to grow. In practice, however, it appears that some firms are using workers on H1-B …

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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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