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President Takes Executive Action on Immigration

On November 20, 2014 President Obama announced multiple administrative changes to the way in which his Administration will implement current U.S. immigration laws.  These far reaching changes provide Deferred Action for parents of U.S. citizens and permanent residents for a

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International Students in America: October, 2014 Numbers and Trends

In its October, 2014 review of the Student and Exchange Visitor Program, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has provided a statistical snapshot of the international student population and the institutions at which they study.  According to the review, there

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National Visa Center Changes Document Collection Policy

In a move to reduce applicant wait times, the National Visa Center will no longer require original documents to be submitted as part of the U.S. immigration process.  Instead, starting November 12, 2014 immigrant visa applicants need only submit copies

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DHS Continues Employment Authorization for Certain Syrian F-1 Students to 2015

On June 17, 2013, the Department of Homeland Security published notice that it has extended  employment authorization for Syrian academic students currently in the U.S. who face severe economic need arising out of the civil unrest in Syria.  The notice

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F-1 to H-1B Lottery Winners: Travel Before October 1 is Risky

For many F-1 academic students who have graduated, received post completion Optional Practical Training (“OPT”), had an H-1B petition filed in their behalf with a start date of October 1, and “won” the H-1B lottery, such persons are entitled to

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