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Buying the American Dream—The EB-5 visa

EB-5 Job creation and money in US   I know Trump makes for a great opening line in any blog, so I will start with Trump.  Trump criticized Mr. Khan, the Gold Star parent by saying that Khan, a lawyer

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In Wake of Executive Action, Focus Falls on Arrests for Immigration Offenses

In November, President Obama announced that he was taking executive action to defer the deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants. His decision may have set a new direction for immigration policy in the United States. And if it is allowed

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Potential Human Migration Caused by Climate Change Pressures International Conference Attendees

Climate change represents a slew of looming global crises: the destruction of ecosystems, extinction of species and rising sea levels, just to begin. And a warmer planet can also be expected to cause upheavals in human settlements that will lead

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Central American Immigration Debate Overshadows Stranded Spouses of Legal, H-1B Visa Workers

As the emotionally charged national debate over immigration roils communities across the United States, the much-reported movement of thousands of undocumented children across the U.S.-Mexican border into this country has become the latest flash point of discussion. While the children’s

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Start preparing for the H-1B visa now

The H-1B season is fast approaching. Every year the Citizenship and Immigration Service grants 65,000 H-1B visas plus 20,000 H-1B visas for students holding Master’s or a higher degree from an US university. The government’s year starts on October 01,

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Foreign Nationals in U.S., Impacted by Upheaval at Home, Have Immigration Options

When a tropical cyclone brings havoc to a heavily populated region of the world, or a disputed election triggers massive protests in a country, it would be normal for one to suppose that the people most directly impacted by these

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An Increase in H-1B Raids: Information for Employers

Immigration advocates report that there has been an increase in raids of H-1B businesses by the Office of Fraud Detection and National Security (FDNS). Employers are expressing alarm and confusion about what steps they should take. First of all, know

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E‑Verify Program Showing Improvement, Concerns Remain

A new report released by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services indicates that there is increased accuracy in the previously glitchy E‑Verify program. The E‑Verify program is designed to electronically verify new hires to ensure that they are legally authorized

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Senate Judiciary Chairman Leahy Supports Gay Immigrant Rights

Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy has pushed an amendment to grant full immigrations rights to LGTB couples. Leahy told the news site, Politico, in a recent interview that at least one dozen U.S. states now legally recognize same-sax marriage. It

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H-1B Visas Cap Now Met Faster Than Ever

U.S. immigration attorneys have cautioned that 2014′s quota of 65,000 H-1B “specialty occupation” visas may have all been assigned in just one week this past April. Any employer based in the U.S. who wants to employ a specialty occupation foreign

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