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Applying for a Student Visa While on a Tourist Visa

Many immigrants enter the United States on a B-2 visitor visa, which allows individuals to temporarily visit the country for purposes of tourism, recreation, or to obtain medical treatment.

If an individual wishes to remain in the country to pursue education, they need to obtain the F-1 student visa. If the prospective student is already in the country on the B-2 visitor visa,

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Trump Administration to Reconsider Asylum Claims

The Administration of President Donald Trump has agreed to reconsider asylum claims of approximately 1,000 immigrant parents and children who have been separated at the United States border. This is being done in an attempt to settle lawsuits related to the administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy, when it comes to immigration.

An Additional Opportunity for Asylum

If the United States District Judge in San Diego approves of this,

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United States Immigration by the Numbers

In 2017, the number of immigrants in the United States reached almost 50 million. Foreign born residents comprised over 15 percent of the total American population. The number of immigrants heading to America has significantly increased since 1990, when only 25 million immigrants lived in the United States, comprising a mere 9 percent of the total population.

The United Nations recently released significant data related to the current immigration population in the United States.

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Immigrants Live in Fear

The harsh immigration enforcement policies of the current administration have spread fear throughout America’s immigrant communities. They know the administration has prioritized detaining and deporting all unauthorized immigrants and the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is uncertain as it is being battled out in courts across the country.

Disrupting Learning

One of the results of the current administration’s immigration policies is the disruption of the learning experiences of millions of children.

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Immigrant Arrests by ICE

Although Donald Trump declared while campaigning that his immigration policies would focus on violent criminals, the reality of his executive orders is that anyone with a final order of removal is being targeted for deportation. This is regardless of whether or not they are a threat to public safety. Indeed, many of those being deported have been living productive lives in the U.S.

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New Citizenship Question on 2020 Census

Every ten years the U.S. Census Bureau gathers information from individuals living in the United States. Since 1950, there has not been a census question about the citizenship status of residents. This is about to change in the next census, which will take place in 2020.

One proposed change to the 2020 Census Questionnaire is the inclusion of the question “Is this person a citizen of the United States?” There are five possible responses:

  • Yes,
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