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H-2B Visas

All About H-2B Visas

Mar 14, 2019

All About H-2B Visas Within the United States (U.S.), many companies experience seasonal highs and lows when staff requirements fluctuate. During these busy seasons, businesses often have labor needs that cannot be met by local hiring initiatives. At that time, these organizations can utilize H-2B visas to fill any gaps in staffing requirements. The H-2B…

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Trump's National Emergency

In the News: Challengers Fight Trump’s National Emergency

Mar 4, 2019

In the News: Challengers Fight Trump’s National Emergency In recent months, the news has repeatedly reported on the political roller coaster caused by Donald Trump. The president has sparked government and fiscal chaos since mid-December, when he forced a partial shutdown in an attempt to coerce Congress’s fiscal plans. At the crux of this tumultuous…

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Defensive and Affirmative Asylum

What are the Differences Between Defensive and Affirmative Asylum?

Feb 28, 2019

What are the Differences Between Defensive and Affirmative Asylum? Within the United States (U.S.), thousands of immigrants seek asylum every year. The American asylum system has two separate application and consideration processes: affirmative and defensive asylum. Both application processes lead to the same outcome, but the journeys required by applicants vary. Further, the circumstances of…

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H-1B Application Changes

USCIS Confirms H-1B Application Changes for 2019

Feb 21, 2019

USCIS Confirms H-1B Application Changes for 2019 The H-1B program has boosted job opportunity and bolstered the U.S. economy since its creation in 1990. Each year, companies in “specialty occupations” can sponsor foreign professionals to fill critical vacancies. Many companies take advantage of the H-1B program, though certain industries are prevalent. For example, companies in…

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Who Can Apply Green Card

Who Can Apply for a Green Card?

Feb 14, 2019

Who Can Apply for a Green Card? For millions of people in America, Green Cards unlock many opportunities and benefits. Most importantly, acquisition of a green card confers “lawful permanent resident” status. Eventually, with commitment and patience, green card holders in good standing can petition to become naturalized citizens of the United States (U.S.). Obviously,…

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Expedited Removal

Understanding Expedited Removal

Feb 6, 2019

Understanding Expedited Removal Each year, thousands of people face the heartbreaking reality of deportation. Formal removal proceedings can take a long time to process through immigration courts and defendants have a right to legal representation. Unfortunately, many fall victim to a different method, called Expedited Removal. Under certain circumstances, the government can remove certain unauthorized…

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Immigration Detention

Immigration Detention Across the United States

Jan 31, 2019

Immigration Detention Across the United States America is a land of immigrants. For years, the “American Dream” has inspired thousands across the globe to immigrate to the United States (U.S.). The Statue of Liberty represents such ideals, stating “give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” Yet, current leadership, including…

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Senate

Senate Denies “End the Shutdown and Secure the Border Act”

Jan 28, 2019

Senate Denies “End the Shutdown and Secure the Border Act” January 28, 2019   Last week, Senate Republicans introduced the “End the Shutdown and Secure the Border Act.” The bill’s contents both provided President Trump with his requested border wall funds as well as altering other significant areas of immigration law. If passed, the measure…

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H-1B Program

The Economic Benefits of the H-1B Program

Jan 24, 2019

The Economic Benefits of the H-1B Program Continually popular with foreign professionals, the H-1B visa program provides myriad benefits to both skilled workers and U.S. companies. Each year, employers in need of specific skillsets turn to the H-1B program to fill crucial vacancies. Without the workers to fill this gap, the U.S. economy could suffer,…

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Asylum Denials Increase

Asylum Denials Increase Under Trump Administration

Jan 17, 2019

Asylum Denials Increase Under Trump Administration In 2018, many news stories regarding politics and immigration shocked the United States (U.S.) and its citizens. The current administration, led by President Donald Trump, has proven to be very antagonistic towards immigrants, their families, and immigration in general. Trump has attacked several stalwart foundations of immigration and nationality,…

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