Immigration

2.8 Million Non-Immigrant Visas Rejected in 2017

Non-immigrant visas saw changes in 2017 on the order of the current U.S. President, Donald Trump. These changes in the policy were made only to restrict entry of people from certain countries. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released numbers regarding non-immigrant visas to see if there have been any changes in numbers since the policy changes in 2017. …

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International Students: Are You Unlawfully Present in the United States?

Are you “unlawfully present” in the United States? On August 9, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) implemented a new policy regarding what is called “unlawfully present” particularly for exchange and foreign students in the U.S. The change has many students concerned. First, “unlawfully present” is used to describe the status of students who spend some time …

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President Trump Delivers 2018 State of the Union Address

Each year the president of the United States delivers the State of the Union Address, a message to the members of Congress on how the president views the current state of the country and plans for the future. It is stated in the U.S. Constitution that the President, “give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend …

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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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