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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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Rubio wants “a very long path” to US citizenship

November 12th, 2015 @ 10:41

Senator Marco Rubio has clarified his opinion on the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States. On Wednesday, the day after a presidential debate that continued to show the rift in the Republican Party when it comes to the immigration issue, Rubio told NPR that he is in favor of granting some …

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Just one immigration form online after ten years of digitizing

November 10th, 2015 @ 11:38

Over $1 billion has been spent by the US Government in an attempt to replace its outdated, paperwork-intensive method of immigration management with digitization, in order to allow for applications to be made online via a full repertoire of almost 100 electronic forms; however, after ten years of effort, only one form is currently available, …

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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

Nigerians Worry Over Trump Immigration Policy

February 27th, 2017 @ 8:32

Nigerians in the US are worried about the prospect of more executive orders on immigration expected from President Donald Trump, likely to further restrict those from particular nations and install more stringent measures against all undocumented immigrants. During teleconferences intended to equip Nigerian immigrants to the US with information about the travel ban, several of …

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Vetting Fears Raised by Border Agent Hiring Plan

February 27th, 2017 @ 8:30

Questions have been raised about the ability of the Trump administration to vet the hiring of new border agents properly as it attempts to fulfill the promise of hiring extra staff. A former Customs and Border Protection (CBP) senior official raised the questions as the White House pressed on with its aim of giving ‘extreme …

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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 ( which lists current processing times for US …

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US Visas

US Immigration to visit more L-1 US visa employers

April 29th, 2016 @ 12:03

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services’ fraud unit, the Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate, has announced its intention to up the number of visits made to the sites of L-1 US visa employers, i.e. those employers who hire foreign workers on both the L-1B US visas for employees with specialized knowledge and the L-1A …

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British frequent flyers to jump US airport immigration queues

November 4th, 2015 @ 11:54

Frequent travelers from the United Kingdom to the United States will soon be able to jump the interminably long immigration queues at airports by becoming part of a scheme to enable them to make use of automated passport kiosks. Washington has elected to extend the Global Entry scheme to citizens of the United Kingdom with …

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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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