On September 4, 2019, The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register that would amend current regulations to require petitioners filing an H-1B cap-subject petition to pay a registration fee. The rule proposes that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) would charge a $10 fee for […]

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USCIS publishes new public charge rule that will likely have a negative effect on green card applicants.

This week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a final rule that redefines the public charge grounds for inadmissibility. The term “public charge” is used to describe individuals applying for admission to the U.S. or adjustment […]

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While the U.S. gets stricter on employment immigration, entrepreneurs choose to set up shop in Canada instead.  

Everyone always seems to be concerned about the health of the economy, and rightfully so. As a country, we would all like to see our economy do better, and one way to do that is by […]

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DHS releases updates to EB-5 Investor Visa Program.

Do you just happen to have $1.8 million lying around? If so, you might be eligible for an EB-5 visa. For the first time since 1992, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is updating the rules for the EB-5 investor visa program, which will […]

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A brief history of immigration restrictions in America and how they have changed over time.

If you are an American citizen, there’s a pretty strong chance that you are descended from immigrants. Different generations of immigrants have had to face their own unique sets of problems, but many would find today’s immigration […]

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Employers see first return of no-match letters since 2011.

This March, the Social Security Administration (SSA) started sending letters to employers whose name and social security number (SSN) for one or more of their employees do not correspond to SSA records, also known as “no-match” letters. No-match letters might come about due […]

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International students’ summer work authorizations are facing significant delays at USCIS.

Most students are well-acquainted with the feeling of stress that often comes with the task of finding an internship for the summer. For international students, though, the difficulties are just beginning once they receive a summer job offer.

The work authorization process has been […]

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The New York State Senate approved a bill on Monday that allows undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses.

Nobody really likes going to the DMV. But it’s a necessary annoyance that we’re actually lucky to endure, because it enables us to drive safely and legally on the roads. In New York, the latest group of […]

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FY 2021 Diversity Visa Lottery Now Open

Each year, the State Department makes 55,000 green card numbers available for individuals who apply through the diversity lottery program. Entrants have until Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at noon EST to register online at the State Department’s official lottery website. Entry for the lottery is free, but applicants must adhere to strict registration … read more

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