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Trump’s Immigration Policy

Trump’s Immigration Policy

President Trump promised to change America’s immigration policies when he was campaigning for office, and he is doing just that. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) recently edited the words “nation of immigrants” out of its mission statement, making it clear in which direction the agency is headed.

In April, USCIS Director Francis Cissna sent a letter to Senator Charles Grassley,

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Dreamers Return to Mexico

Dreamers Return to Mexico

The Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an immigration policy that defers deportation of individuals who were unlawfully brought to the U.S. as children. Applicants must meet certain requirements, including: being under the age of 16 when entering the U.S.; either being enrolled, having completed or graduated high school; honorably discharged from the military; and not being convicted of a felony.

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Supreme Court Ruling on Deportation

Supreme Court Ruling on Deportation

The United States Supreme Court recently issued a decision making it more difficult for the government to deport certain immigrants who have been convicted of crimes back to their home countries.

In the matter of Sessions v. Dimaya, the Supreme Court examined language in the Immigration and Nationality Act which allows for the detention and deportation of any foreign individual convicted of an “aggravated felony” including a “crime of violence.” The case involved a green card holder from the Philippines living in the United States since 1992 who was convicted of several home burglaries in California.

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What to Expect at a Biometrics Appointment

What to Expect at a Biometrics Appointment

The term “biometrics” refers to a person’s unique anatomical and physiological data. Biometric information is used to confirm your identity and run required security and background checks. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) collects this information from people applying for green cards, naturalization, and other U.S. immigration benefits.

When you apply for any of these documents,

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Controlling  Alien  Admission  –  Immigrant  Visas  –  Employment-Based  Visas  –  Labor  Certification  –  Overview

Controlling Alien Admission – Immigrant Visas – Employment-Based Visas – Labor Certification – Overview

Within the employment-based preferences, there are five subcategories of immigration, both of which may lead to legal permanent residence in the United States. The majority of workers in two of those classifications, EB-2 and EB-3, must have a labor certification from the U.S. Secretary of Labor before they may be granted visas. This is designed to protect U.S. workers by ensuring that they will not be adversely affected by alien employment in the U.S.

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