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Allentown City Council stands up for immigration reform

March 21st, 2014 @ 9:14

Allentown City Council has taken a stand, albeit a somewhat symbolic one, in support of immigration reform by unanimously passing a resolution recommending “federal enactment of rational solutions to fix our broken immigration system” on Wednesday night. The resolution states that between 11 and 14 million undocumented immigrants in the United States regularly contribute to …

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Republican Party criticized by immigration advocates

March 7th, 2014 @ 11:19

A new advert sponsored by the Council for American Job Growth, the immigration rights advocacy group that is an affiliate of the FWD.us group, has been launched, with the aim of putting pressure on the Republican Party to force them to enact immigration reform before the end of 2014. The chief executive officer of Facebook, …

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Calls continue across US for immigration reform

April 15th, 2014 @ 7:50

The debate continues over comprehensive immigration reform as civil rights activists, lawyers and communities all across the United States express their desire to see a better world created for undocumented immigrants. Advocates for immigration reform are gathering in cities across the country in order to protest the unfair treatment given to immigrants, with discussions over …

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Will the Republican Party soften on immigration?

April 14th, 2014 @ 8:15

The Republican Party is well known for its long standing stance against illegal immigration, but Jeb Bush, the former Governor of Florida who is widely viewed as a potential presidential candidate for the Republicans for the 2016 elections, has sounded a different note by saying many illegal immigrants to the United States do so out …

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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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Silicon Valley businesses to help with pathway to citizenship

March 21st, 2014 @ 9:23

A number of prominent technology firms in California’s Silicon Valley have teamed up to air their support for immigration reform. A variety of engineering and technological companies in the United States hire workers from overseas due to their specialized skill sets and invaluable experience. In order to support these workers Nokia, ABZ, DTZ and Technology …

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US Immigration

Lawmakers keep open mind on immigration reform

April 18th, 2014 @ 7:41

Throughout the debate over immigration reform, those on both sides of the issue have used a variety of arguments to try and prove their opponents wrong.  Many people believe that enabling undocumented immigrants to be put on a path to citizenship rewards lawbreakers and is unfair to those who enter the country legally. However, others …

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Immigration reform activists urge Obama to take bold action

April 18th, 2014 @ 7:37

Immigration activists and Latinos are warning that President Obama and the Democratic Party could be in political peril in the upcoming fall election unless bold action is taken by the President soon to cut deportations and enable more undocumented immigrants to legally remain in the United States. Some activists are warning that President Obama has …

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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

Preparing for a US visa interview

April 16th, 2014 @ 8:01

Individuals who are getting ready for an interview for a US visa need to be aware of a number of important guidelines, as failure to correctly follow the required steps might end up with the application eventually being rejected. Applicants for a US visa should not make any travel arrangements to go to the United …

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Chicago technology executives petition for immigration reform

April 4th, 2014 @ 8:42

Over 100 executives from Chicago’s technology sector have urged members of Congress and President Barack Obama to approve legislation for comprehensive immigration reform as early as possible. The technology community remains concerned by the lack of H-IB visas, which are given to high skilled workers from overseas countries. At the moment there is a yearly …

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USCIS

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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