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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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Immigration Court Delays Worsen

Immigration Court Delays Worsen Due to Government Shutdown

Jan 15, 2019

Immigration Court Delays Worsen Due to Government Shutdown January 15, 2019   The United States (U.S.) is currently experiencing its longest government shutdown in history. Unfortunately, the partial shutdown begun by President Donald Trump continues with no foreseeable end. At the center of the fight is Trump’s demand for funding for his border wall. A…

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Refugees Versus Asylees

Refugees Versus Asylees: What Are the Differences?

Jan 10, 2019

Refugees Versus Asylees: What Are the Differences? Conflict, strife, and violence across the globe often force people to flee their homes and seek shelter and safety abroad. Catastrophic events or influences can lead to an influx of refugee or asylee arrivals worldwide. But there are key differences between the two designations. In this article, we’ll…

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