Month: June 2011

DHS Posts Immigration Enforcement Actions for 2010

Every year, hundreds of thousands of immigrants and foreign nationals in the US are removable or inadmissible under the law and their arrest, detention, and removal is overseen by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The DHS also maintains records about these enforcement actions and each year publishes statistics about the removals and arrests. For …

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USCIS Public Engagement – What Does This Mean for Immigrants?

The USCIS is committed to public engagement, to ensure that immigrants and the general public are kept aware of the immigration process, changes to the US immigration process, and any other issues which can affect US residents and immigrants alike. To this end, the USCIS holds a number of local and national engagements to inform …

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Form I-131 Re-entry Permit, as a Way to Maintain your Status

If you have a green card or permanent resident status in the US, you will want to hold onto that status. Your conditional resident green card or permanent green card is an important asset that lets you live and work in the US. While a permanent green card is permanent, you can lose your status …

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National Initiative to Combat Immigration Services Scams

Immigration services scams are a major problem for immigrants and for US immigration authorities. These US fraud scams target immigrants and many newcomers are scammed into giving up money for useless services or are scammed into becoming targets of identity theft. Now, the USCIS and other US immigration authorities are getting serious about all scams …

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How ICE, DHS and USCIS Work Together

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) all have their unique roles in the US immigration process. The USCIS is responsible for accepting and processing immigration forms and petitions as well as for handling the administrative side of the US immigration process. ICE …

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National Interest Waiver Can Help You Get a Green Card

Many immigrants applying for a green card through the second preference (EB2) category must have labor certification approved and must have a permanent US employment offer in order to apply for a green card. However, the prerequisite approved labor certification and permanent job offer may be waived in some circumstances. In cases where a petitioner …

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Entry Visa: Bring your Children and Spouse to the US

US immigration authorities understand that in many cases where a petitioner is granted a US visa (such as a K-1 visa), the petitioner will likely want to bring their family with them to the US. In many cases, there are categories of visas which exist specifically to allow the children and spouses of petitioners to …

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Recent Findings on Immigrants in the US

Studies on US Immigration have recently been publishing, giving some new insights into lives of immigrants in the US. Researcher Jacob L. Vigdor from the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, for example, has been researching immigration in the US through 2009. He concludes that immigrants to the US in 2008 and 2009 were more likely …

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