Immigration

MAVNI Program Faces the End?

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The MAVNI program, a program that allowed non-immigrants to join the U.S. Military and earn U.S. citizenship may be coming to an end. The program discontinued in June 2016 after being started in 2009. MAVNI gave the opportunity to certain legal non-citizens who were fully licensed health care professionals or who spoke one of the 44 sought-after languages to join the U.S. Military. In …

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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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President Trump Reveals Revised Executive Order on Immigration

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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MAVNI Recruits Sue Department of Defense

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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Trump’s Immigration Order Suspended by Federal Judge

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

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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More Americans Look to Canadian Universities After Trump Win

With the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump now just days way, new information shows a sharp spike in the number of American students applying for Canadian universities. School officials at the University of Toronto said website traffic increased dramatically. On November 8 there were 1,000 visits on the school’s website. On November 9, traffic jumped to 10,000. Officials at McGill …

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