Visa

Many Undocumented Immigrants Never Illegally Cross Border

The Department of Homeland Security recently released statistics highlighting the fact many more undocumented immigrants are entering the country legally than they are crossing the border. FileRight examined the 2017 fiscal year reports of Department of Homeland Security visa overstays versus the number of immigrants apprehended trying to cross the border. The report just released …

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Feds want to look at social media accounts of visa applicants

It started with those seeking an immigrant visa and now the Trump administration wants social media information for nonimmigrants seeking a visa to the United States.  The new rule was proposed by the U.S. Department of State and could impact nearly 14.5 million immigrants who travel to the United States annually, according to the New …

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What the White House wants on immigration reform

President Donald Trump and his administration outlined today what they are expecting when it comes to immigration reform. From border security, DACA and family migration, the president’s priorities touch almost every aspect of our immigration system. The Trump administration admits that changes to the current immigration system would only apply to applications received after a …

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Trump’s Latest Travel Ban is Indefinite: What You Need to Know

WASHINGTON –  President Donald Trump has signed yet another executive order restricting travel to the United States from seven countries around the world. The latest travel ban is different from the two previous as it is an indefinite ban. It’s also structured around the type of information foreign governments provide the United States about their …

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More Visa Holders Will Soon Require Interviews for Green Cards

WASHINGTON – Interviews that at one point had been waived for visa holders looking to receive green cards will soon become mandatory, according to the Department of Homeland Security. The change is coming as part of what President Donald Trump calls “extreme vetting” of immigrants. People with employment-based visas who are looking to adjust their …

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U.S. Planning to Sanction Countries that Refuse Deportations

WASHINGTON – According to a CNN report the Trump Administration will soon issue visa sanctions if countries do not take back foreign nationals who are deported from the United States, according to a DHS spokesman. The CNN report cites a DHS source close to the deliberations that say Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea and Sierra Leone are …

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DHS Adding More Visas for Temporary Workers

Non-agricultural U.S. businesses in desperate need of temporary workers will be able to hire up to 15,000 more workers under the H-2B program. The businesses will need to attest, under penalty of perjury, their business will suffer irreparable harm if they are not allowed to hire foreign temporary workers. “Congress gave me the discretionary authority to …

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USCIS Restarts Premium H-1B Processing for Doctors

WASHINGTON – Doctors trying to work in the United States in underserved areas will once again be able to apply for premium processing of their H-1B applications. Premium processing was suspended by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services earlier this year for all H-1B applications. As part of the Conrad 30 Waiver Program, doctors can stay …

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