Invest in the USA with the EB-5 Program Proposed Changes Help

The USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) has proposed changes which would streamline the EB-5 Visa (investor visa) program. The EB-5 Visa allows investors to immigrate to the US if they contribute to commercial endeavors that create at least ten jobs in the US. As part of President Obama’s efforts to make US immigration fairer …

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USCIS Centralizes Filing of Form I-130

US immigration Form I-130 (Petition for an Alien Relative) allows US citizens and green card holders to sponsor a relative to come and live in the US. This US immigration form makes it possible to arrange for a green card for family members, such as children, spouses, parents, and siblings. The aim is to ensure …

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Help for Immigrants: Task Force on New Americans

Immigrants have always been an important part of US life; in fact, US immigration is how America was founded. The USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) and the US government are always creating new initiatives to make US citizenship and US immigration easier for new arrivals. One such initiative was developed in June 2006, when …

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What Does ICE do for the Sake of Immigrants?

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is a federal agency tasked with ensuring that both immigrants and US residents remain safe while borders to and from the US are kept secured. The ICE keeps immigrants safe in a number of ways: 1) By removing illegal aliens from the US. ICE enforcement activities include removing fugitives, …

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Green Card for Parents: Myths and Facts

The US allows US citizens and some green card holders to arrange for a green card for family members. This helps ensure that families can live and stay in the US together, which in turn ensures that immigrants never have to choose between family and US citizenship. It is possible to sponsor a green card …

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INS no longer exists, now it is USCIS

According to the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) many immigrants looking for US immigration services still mistakenly look for INS. Part of the confusion may stem from the outdated information out there. Older books about immigration, well-intentioned friends who were themselves an immigrant decades ago, and even the Internet can all suggest that …

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The USCIS Civic and Citizenship Toolkit

If you are applying for US citizenship, you will need to learn the English language as well as US civics. US civics includes information about the US politics and government system as well as US history. You do not need to know this for most US immigration applications but US civics is considered important for …

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USCIS Public Engagement for Immigrants

When viewed from the outside, the USCIS can seem like a large and impersonal organization. Many immigrants send in applications and petitions and hope for the best answer, without really considering how the organization itself works. However, the USCIS is not as impersonal as it seems; it does work hard to engage with immigrants and …

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USCIS Global Entry Program for Trusted Travelers

Many travelers from the US have noticed that traveling has become far more complicated in recent years. Due to security concerns, travelers are scrutinized more carefully than ever before, which sometimes lead to travel delays. Even green card holders and those with US citizenship sometimes face long delays and close inspection. Those who are just …

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Did You Lose your Green Card or Passport Outside the US?

If you lose your green card or passport at home, you need to apply for new documentation with the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services). This can be complicated and time-consuming enough. However, a lost green card or a passport lost abroad on vacation can lead to full-fledged panic. It’s very scary to have …

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The Latest News from the USCIS

Staying on top of US immigration news is vital if you are going through any immigration process. In May 2011, the USCIS released two pieces of news which are of interest to all immigrants in the US. The first news item has to do with the I-9 form. All employers must file an I-9 form …

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