The course of action for realistically and ethically managing illegal immigration in the U.S. has been hotly debated in congress, a new national poll conducted by the Pew Research Center reveals that amongst U.S. citizens, there is strong support for the idea of creating a pathway for undocumented … Read more about New Research Shows Public Support for Pathway to Legal Status
History shows us that Immigration has always played a role in the development of nations. Over time, sociologists and economists alike have identified certain trends in the influx of immigrants to U.S. Distinct periods of or “waves” of immigration are typically characterized based on demographic … Read more about Emerging Trends in U.S. Immigration Point to a Bright Future
Foreign born students greatly benefit the U.S. in a variety of ways. Whether you are examining their direct contributions to the U.S. economy or their potential to contribute to the U.S. workforce as highly skilled workers, the benefits of foreign born students simply cannot be ignored. To better … Read more about 4 Benefits of Foreign Born Students in the U.S.
Examining the Issue of Inadmissibility Individuals who are looking for lawful methods of entering or remaining in the United States or, are dealing with others who are considering their immigration options have probably heard of the term "grounds of inadmissibility." Essentially, inadmissibility is … Read more about What Are “Grounds of Admissibility”?
Many would argue that currently there is a serious need for federal immigration reform. The Optional Practical Training (OPT) program, which allows foreign-student graduates on F-1 visas to lawfully work, is one area that is in need of immediate attention. This program offers important employment … Read more about Helping the U.S. Retain Foreign-Born STEM Students
There has been an official announcement that beginning on May 26, 2015, USCIS will begin to temporarily suspend all premium processing for H-1B Extension of Stay petitions until August 27, 2015 at the earliest. A primary motivating factor for this decision is to allow UCIS to implement the pending … Read more about USCIS Temporarily Suspends Premium Processing for H-1B Extension of Stay Petitions
Deval Patrick, the governor of Massachusetts, has been supporting a plan that allows US educated entrepreneurs who were born in other countries stay in the United States. In the battle this country has waged to keep the foreign entrepreneurs that are trained in this nation, the governor of … Read more about The Entrepreneur in Residence (GER) Program
As recently announced by the Department of State (DOS) in the June 2015 Visa Bulletin, the second employment-based, second preference category (EB-2) and EB-3 category for individuals born in India and China will move forward as expected. Changes to the EB-2 The EB-2 for India will advance by 5.5 … Read more about Newsflash: Changes in EB-2 and EB-3 Category for India and China Take Effect
Many I-601A provisional unlawful presence waiver applicants do not realize review of their applications can take more than six months even though United States Citizenship and Immigration Services reviewers attempt to complete each application before a six month period passes. Expediting USCIS … Read more about Processing Times for I-601A Waivers
Both the I-601 and I-601A waiver can be used to adjust for “unlawful presence”. Unlawful presence is time spend in the U.S. without a lawful status. Common example include overstaying time on a visa intentionally or unintentionally or originally entering the U.S. by unlawful means. 3 Year Bar The … Read more about What is the Difference Between an I-1601 and I-601A Waiver?
The United States offers a vast number of jobs in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Specialists refer to those fields as the "STEM" fields. The country is always expanding its workforce so that it can accommodate both native-born citizens as well as foreign nationals. Workers … Read more about The Benefits Highly Skilled Workers Have on the U.S. Economy
Recently, the Task Force for New Americans which was created under the Obama Administration has unveiled, STRENGTHENING COMMUNITIES BY WELCOMING ALL RESIDENTS -A Federal Strategic Action Plan on Immigrant & Refugee Integration, which is a comprehensive plan designed to outline a better national … Read more about A First Look at the Federal Strategic Plan on Immigrant and Refugee Integration