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Around 2 years ago, many young people applied for “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (DACA), the relief President Obama enacted to assist young people brought to the U.S. long ago. USCIS has recently updated its website containing their “Frequently Asked Questions” about DACA. This is in addition to the CIS website on how to […]
Congressional Republicans are outraged that President Obama may take “executive action” on immigration reform after the mid-term elections—perhaps by deferring deportations and providing work authorization to millions of unauthorized immigrants with strong family ties to the United States. However, past Republican presidents have not been shy to use the White House’s power to retool immigration […]
The 2016 Diversity Visa Program (DV-2016) will open at noon (EDT) on Wednesday, October 1, and will close at noon (EST) on Monday, November 3, 2014. Applicants must submit entries electronically during this period using the State Department’s electronic DV entry form. Paper entries will not be accepted. All entrants must print and retain their online […]
A CBS News article details how President Obama is “absolutely committed to moving forward” with comprehensive immigration reform, Vice President Joe Biden told a frustrated group of Hispanic leaders Monday.
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Drowned out by the recent crisis at our borders is the real need of businesses, which cannot find enough workers. This CNN.com article explains there is a shortage of workers at all levels, labor, professional, and more.
“We are not willing to accept that THIS is how the United States treats people who come here seeking refuge.” Please watch this important 2 minute video to learn about the lawsuits the American Immigration Council has filed recently to protect thousands of voiceless mothers and children. Through these lawsuits the American Immigration Council is working […]
On July 11, 2014, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a policy memorandum providing guidance on the adjudication of H-1B petitions for nursing positions. The memo assists USCIS officers in determining whether a nursing position meets the definition of a specialty occupation. The memo states that it supersedes any prior guidance on the subject […]
On August 13, 2014, the State Department announced that it has made significant progress and issued most of the worldwide backlog of nonimmigrant visa cases. DOS is working to bring the Consular Consolidated Database back to full operational capacity, and continues to prioritize immigrant visas, adoption cases, and emergency nonimmigrant visa cases. DOS is printing […]
1. Increase the H-1B quota from 65,000 to 180,000 – so American employers can hire the foreign professional workers they need all year long. 2. Give work permits to the dependent family members of H-1B workers. 3. Allow foreign graduate students to remain in the U.S. after graduation, at least if they have full-time, permanent jobs […]