Update: U.S. Visa Application Fees Change

October 27, 2014

The National Law Review reports that the U.S. Department of State changed some of the non-immigrant and immigrant visa application fees for certain visa categories. Fees for family-based immigrant visa petition types were increased while fees for all other immigrant visa petition types were decreased. The changes went into effect on September 12, 2014. The […]

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No Visa Required: Thousands of Haitians Allowed Entry into U.S. in 2015

October 27, 2014

According to The Washington Times, the Obama administration recently announced that the Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program, which will allow thousands of Haitians to enter the U.S. and apply for work permits before being issued a U.S. visa, will be initiated in early 2015. According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service’s announcement, only Haitians […]

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Becoming a US Citizen is not Everyone’s Dream

February 7, 2013

According to a recent study by the Pew Hispanic Center, Mexican nationals are by far the largest immigrant group in the US and not as interested in US citizenship as many think. The 2010 Department Homeland Security record shows that there are 40 percent of the 2.7 million Hispanic immigrants who benefited from the 1985 […]

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Justice Department Bars Illegal Immigrant from Practicing Law

August 14, 2012

Sergio Garcia, an illegal immigrant from Mexico, who put himself through law school and passed the bar exam, has been prohibited from receiving a license to practice law by the U.S. Department of Justice. According to U.S. immigration lawyers, Federal Law prohibits giving a public benefit, such as a bar license, to an “unlawfully present alien.” […]

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Federal Judge Blocks Controversial Alabama Immigration Law

September 6, 2011

Last Monday, a federal judge ruled to temporarily block Alabama’s new law singling out illegal immigrants. U.S. District Judge Sharon L. Blackburn stated that she needed more time to assess the law and its constitutionality, especially given the intense opposition to the law voiced by the Obama Administration, immigrant-rights groups and church leaders. The law […]

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New Pro-Immigrant Rules Declared in the US

September 5, 2011

A few weeks ago the Obama Administration made an announcement that commenced a new round of vicious immigration debate in the United States. The administration stated that its deportation efforts will now focus on illegal immigrants that have criminal records and/or pose a threat to US national security. For those placed on the low-priority list, […]

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