Immigration and Visas

Diversity Visa Program

The Diversity Visa Program: An Overview

The Diversity Visa Program: An Overview The United States (U.S.) provides a variety of different visas for those wishing to immigrant either short- or long-term. Unfortunately, many foreign nationals have limited opportunities. This is because they do not have the familial or professional connections required for many visa types. Luckily, one program exists to address…

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FY 2020 H-1B Petitions

USCIS Completes Standard Lottery for FY 2020 H-1B Petitions

USCIS Completes Standard Lottery for FY 2020 H-1B Petitions The H-1B program is highly popular and attracts thousands of foreign professionals every year. These professionals contribute greatly to the American economy, pushing innovation and supporting many different industries and sectors. Because of its popularity, the H-1B program is also quite competitive. Only roughly 1/3 of…

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H-2B Visas

An Introduction to H-2B Visas

 An Introduction to H-2B Visas While some companies experience fairly steady traffic flow and staffing needs throughout the year, others have to handle large fluctuations in need. Many companies cannot appropriately fill such seasonal staffing requirements with local hiring efforts. Luckily, H-2B visas are available, providing both essential support for American companies and vital job…

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Appeal Expedited Removal

Court Rules Asylum Seekers Can Appeal Expedited Removal Orders

Court Rules Asylum Seekers Can Appeal Expedited Removal Orders Each year in the United States (U.S.), the government deports far too many immigrants through expedited removal proceedings. Stagnated with massive backlogs of immigration court cases, the U.S. government has continually relied on expedited removal as a quick way to deport certain immigrants. Yet the system…

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Temporary Protected Status

What is Temporary Protected Status?

What is Temporary Protected Status? Throughout the world, natural disasters and human influences can displace individuals, requiring them to flee for safety and stability. Whether the influence is an earthquake, hurricane, war, or famine, there are instances where certain people cannot reasonably return to their home country for an unknown amount of time. When this…

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Expedited Removal

What is Expedited Removal?

What is Expedited Removal? Among the hundreds of thousands who are deported from the United States (U.S.) each year, many are removed via a process called “Expedited Removal.” While some people may understand what this process is, others may be a little more confused. This article aims to review some basic information about expedited removal.…

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In the News: Trump’s Border Wall

In the News: Trump’s Border Wall A rallying cry during the 2016 Presidential Election, Trump’s border wall is well known across American households. Since his inauguration, the president has sought critical funding – billions of dollars – in order to construct his US-Mexico border wall. Yet, every effort thus far has fallen flat, failing to…

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H-1B Program Changes

USCIS: Proposed H-1B Program Changes Will Happen in 2019

USCIS: Proposed H-1B Program Changes Will Happen in 2019 Created in 1990, the H-1B program is a very popular immigration option for thousands of professionals throughout the world. Recently, the Trump administration has altered the structure of the H-1B application process, aiming to make selection “more meritorious.” Because of its popularity, any changes to the…

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Right Immigration Attorney

How to Choose the Right Immigration Attorney

How to Choose the Right Immigration Attorney Each year, immigration attorneys provide guidance to thousands across the United States (U.S.). For those seeking to apply for visas or green cards, an attorney can provide expert advice and ensure all required elements of your application are both timely and accurate. And for those facing removal proceedings,…

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U.S. Refugee Program

5 Facts About the U.S. Refugee Program

5 Facts About the U.S. Refugee Program Armed conflicts, strife, and persecution force people and families to flee their homes as they seek safety. According to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), every day roughly 44,400 people must leave their homes due to external forces. Some people meet certain standards agreed-upon by the international community.…

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