USCIS Reaches FY 2018 H-1B Cap


WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has reached the congressionally mandated 65,000 visa H-1B cap for fiscal year 2018. USCIS has also received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet the 20,000 visa U.S. advanced degree exemption, also known as the master’s cap. The agency will reject and return filing fees for all unselected cap-subject petitions that are not …

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14 Finalists Selected for $500 ISV Magazine Scholarships

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During spring 2017 International Student Voice Magazine will award two international students $500 scholarships. “We originally decided to have 12 finalists, but there were so many great entries we decided to have 14 finalists,” Carrie Circosta, Editor in Chief explained. “We had nearly 300 entries, it was extremely difficult to select just 14 finalists.” To be considered for the scholarship, …

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President Trump Reveals Revised Executive Order on Immigration

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President Trump signed a new travel ban with changes that administration officials said they hope get stopped in the courts again. What is different with this executive order? There is a 90-day ban on issuing new visas for citizens from the following six muslim-majority countries: Libya Syria Sudan Iran Yemen Somalia The 90-day ban is to allow time to evaluate …

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$500 ISV Magazine Scholarship Available

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International students currently studying in the United States can now apply for the International Student Voice Magazine Scholarship worth $500! We will be awarding two different international students $500 for spring 2017. There will be 12 finalists and then from those 12 students, two students will be picked to be the winners. To enter for a chance to win, students …

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MAVNI Recruits Sue Department of Defense

Former international students who are now U.S. citizens sue the Department of Defense. Photo courtesy

Some former international students who were able to earn their U.S. citizenship through MAVNI  (Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest), a program that allowed non-U.S. citizens to join the military and in return become U.S. citizens, are now suing the Department of Defense. Seven individuals who were former international students and joined the military through MAVNI are suing claiming, “unconstitutional national origin …

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Breaking Down the Walls

Valquiria Vita from Brazil shares the importance of being in a diverse community.  Photo: International students of Pittsburg State University, at the Homecoming Parade.

Breaking down walls and stereotypes. Valquiria Vita from Brazil studying at Pittsburg State University in Kansas shares how much she has learned by being immersed in a diverse community.

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Trump’s Immigration Order Suspended by Federal Judge

Washington state Solicitor General Noah Purcell and Attorney General Bob Ferguson speak after a judge granted a halt to President Trump's immigration ban.(Photo by GeekWire/Kevin Lisota)

Federal Judge James Robart ruled Friday night in a lawsuit in Washington state and Minnesota, causing the suspension of all actions related to President Donald Tump’s immigration order. The judge said in the ruling that they “have met their burden of demonstrating that they faec immediate and irreparable injury as a result of the singing and implementation of the Executive …

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What You Need to Know About Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration

People protest Donald Trump's travel ban from Muslim majority countries at the International terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 28, 2017.  REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon

WASHINGTON, D.C.–On Friday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that restricts immigration from seven countries (predominately Muslim), suspends refugee admission for 120 days, and permanently bans all Syrian refugees. The seven countries affected are: Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia. According to CNN, Trump said: “I am establishing new vetting measures to keep radical Islamic terrorists out …

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