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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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Criminal immigrants avoid deportation under new rules, House lawmakers say

June 26th, 2015 @ 9:44

President Obama has been accused of making it easier for undocumented immigrant criminals to remain in the United States by lawmakers in the House of Representatives. The Priority Enforcement Program created by the Obama administration, which prevents more immigrants being targeted for deportation by immigration agents, began to roll out last week. Lawmakers in the …

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DAPA decision will affect 5.5 million American children

June 25th, 2015 @ 9:54

Around 5.5 million children who have US citizenship but whose parents do not will be affected by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals’ upcoming ruling on the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans program (DAPA), a new report claims. The program, which is part of the executive action announced by President Obama late last year, …

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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

Republicans wrecking their chances by ignoring immigration, Bachmann says

July 6th, 2015 @ 9:41

Refusing to show a harder line against immigration out of fear of upsetting the Hispanic demographic could actually cost the Republican Party the election rather than the other way around, as most of the party’s leaders appear to believe, new statistics seem to demonstrate. Polling and research are clearly demonstrating the unpopularity of mass immigration …

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Trump causes schism between Republicans

July 6th, 2015 @ 9:37

The controversial comments made by Donald Trump during his announcement of his run for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination has revealed a rift within the party. Although many other candidates in the race have condemned Trump’s comments – where he called Mexican undocumented immigrants “rapists” – some are saying that the heart of his message …

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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

US visas still on worldwide hold

June 29th, 2015 @ 9:18

Despite recent accusations, China is not responsible for the decision to temporarily suspend the processing of US visas all over the world, according to the Bureau of Consular Affairs (BCA) in the Department of State. The comments were made in response to growing public concern about visa interviews being temporarily closed and rescheduled at all …

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Computer experts try to fix US visa system

June 24th, 2015 @ 11:03

For the past two weeks more than 700,000 US visas have not been issued by the country’s immigration department as the result of a computer hardware malfunction, which has still not been rectified. Since June 7th the visa and passport system in the US has been crippled by a biometric hardware error, preventing the processing …

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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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