U visa applications rise rapidly in California

Immigration officials have been noticing a large increase in the amount of U visa applications all across the United States.  California’s Oakland Police Department had processed no less than 502 applications last year, which is a massive jump from those processed back in 2007, which numbered just three, according to a recent news article from …

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Immigration a key issue thanks to Latinos

The United States has no less than 52 million Latino citizens, around 24 million of whom are eligible to vote – and a great many of them are none too thrilled with the immigration policies of either Mitt Romney or Barack Obama. In an election struggle that will conclude on November 6th and which many …

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Rare immigrant scholarship starts taking applications

Thousands of largely undocumented immigrants in Illinois are expected to start applying this Thursday for financial aid for college via a privately funded state scholarship program.  Tuition help to attend college and universities in Illinois can be applied for by immigrants due to the Illinois DREAM Fund, created in 2011 by the passing of state …

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Immigration key to avoiding economic squeeze for ageing nations

If you have ever wanted to know just how the population of the United States managed to increase by nearly 60% between the national censuses of 1965 and 2010 – reaching over 300 million people – the answer is the Hart-Cellar Act, which put an end to a 100-year-old immigration policy that discriminated against non-northern …

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Afghan Allies Act fails to keep promises

A total of 7,500 US visas were allocated for citizens of Afghanistan who had served the United States government as interpreters three years ago in 2009 via the Afghan Allies Act.  Given that during the war they had sided with the United States, a number of those individuals would have been made targets by the …

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Illegal immigrants don’t bother California voters

Fewer than 50% of voters in California would be in support of Proposition 187, which would prevent illegal immigrants from accessing the great majority of public services, if it was on the ballot today.  The electorate does, however, remain firm when it comes to border security. It has been nearly 20 years since California voted …

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Immigration consultants in overdrive over US visa program

The US government’s recent extension of the EB-5 program to September, which targets immigrant investors, has been giving immigration consultants the motivation they need to swing into action.  These consultants are attempting to reach out to potential investors by growing their operations via the addition of new associates as well as by organizing awareness seminars. …

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Unconventional E11 visa approved by USCIS

The United States has an immigration rule, which is little known, that actually offers green cards to people who have proven themselves to be “the best of the best in their fields,” the New York Daily News claims. The E11 work visa, referred to as the Green Card Through Self Petition, applies to people who …

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New book recommends reform for US Immigration

A new book that warns of the dangers posed to the United States by its immigration policy has been reviewed by the Financial Times.  Author Vivek Wadhwa, who himself came to the United States as an immigrant, believes that the US is starting to lose its pre-eminence as the favored destination for immigrants due to …

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Immigration case methods revised by New York Appeals Court

New York’s US Court of Appeals has recently changed its methods when it comes to the handling of immigration cases.  The revision was made in order to help to move immigration cases where an individual was unlikely to face deportation off of the docket at a speedier rate. In 2011 the United States changed a …

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New book recommends reform for US Immigration

A new book that warns of the dangers posed to the United States by its immigration policy has been reviewed by the Financial Times.  Author Vivek Wadhwa, who himself came to the United States as an immigrant, believes that the US is starting to lose its pre-eminence as the favored destination for immigrants due to …

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