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Immigration is frequently changing. Here at Nanthaveth and Associates, we like to keep you updated with the latest news in local and national immigration, tell you about changes within our firm, and share helpful information pertaining to your immigration needs.

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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Forced to Resign

Apr 11, 2019

 Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Forced to Resign As the Secretary of Homeland Security, Kristjen Nielsen became infamous. She will forever be known as the leader who implemented Trump’s family separation policy at America’s southern border. Without a doubt, family separation is a black stain on the Trump presidency, a disaster that continues to harm…

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Close Southern Border

Trump Threatens to Close Southern Border

Apr 5, 2019

Trump Threatens to Close Southern Border As of late, politics surrounding the southern border of the United States (U.S.) have been a rollercoaster of ups and downs. News about the tragic deaths of migrants apprehended by border patrol, as well as Trump’s unsuccessful attempt to bar undocumented immigrants from asylum, have heightened the nation’s awareness…

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Student Visas

All About Student Visas

Mar 29, 2019

All About Student Visas Education is a key that unlocks opportunity – it allows people to achieve their greatest hopes and build the life of their dreams. But education is unfortunately not equally available to people across the globe. Thankfully, student visas are available to foreign nationals who hope to study and learn in the…

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Asylum

Court Provides Hope for Asylum Seekers Facing Expedited Removal

Mar 21, 2019

Court Provides Hope for Asylum Seekers Facing Expedited Removal Each year, the United States removes tens of thousands of people through a process called “expedited removal.” In fact, during fiscal year (FY) 2013, nearly 44% of all U.S. deportations happened via expedited removal. Unfortunately, the process is rife with potential for error and prejudice. Those…

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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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