5.5 million work permits issued to non-citizens

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

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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Republicans seethe over plans to order 34 million green cards

Republican members of Congress are getting hot under the collar about the announcement by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services that up to 34 million new green cards are to be ordered. The Republicans believe that President Obama is intending to take extreme measures when he fulfills his promise to enact immigration reform via …

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EB-5 visa program to benefit US businesses

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

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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USCIS to release longer naturalization form

In the May of this year a brand new, and considerably longer, version of the N-400 form is to be released by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.  The form is the one that immigrants who are already permanent residents of the United States need to use in order to put in an application …

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Individuals with extraordinary ability can get EB-1 green cards

The United States government can provide a number of different kinds of options for those people who are hoping to be able to immigrate to America.  Green cards and visas can deal with a lot of the various aspects of a person’s employment, lifestyle, and marital status, and in some cases even extraordinary abilities. The …

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The importance of applying for advance parole documentation

Immigrants in the United States that have started the process of putting in an application for certain visas or a green card should not leave the country during the time that their application is being processed.  People who have not completed all paperwork might find themselves unable to re-enter the country, so it is crucial …

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Getting a green card via work

A lot of people who enter the United States in order to work wind up getting a non-immigrant visa, but if they receive a job offer while in the country they can put in an application for permanent residency, or in other words apply for a green card. There are a number of different paths …

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Green card lottery to close November 2nd

The 2013 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, also known as the Green Card Lottery, is to close on November 2nd, meaning that anyone who wishes to enter needs to do so by then.  A total of 50,000 permanent resident visas, or green cards, are issued every year under the green card lottery.  There is no fee, …

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Government shutdown end sees immigration processing resume

The government shutdown that began in the United States on October 1st finally came to an end yesterday.  The shutdown has had a negative impact on immigration processing when it comes to matters that are dealt with by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Department of State and the Department of Labor. In …

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