Students Using Investor Visas

For international students seeking to study abroad in the United States and remain in the country after their school program ends, the EB-5 or Immigrant Investor Visa Program may be a viable option. Created by the Department of Homeland Security in 1990, the Immigrant Investor Visa Program seeks to bolster foreign investment and the creation of jobs in the United States.

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USCIS Issues More Deportation Notices

As part of increasingly stringent anti-immigration policies, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently updated their procedures for issuing Notices to Appear (NTA). NTAs formally initiate removal proceedings for applicants with no lawful immigration status. This policy, introduced earlier this year, became effective earlier this month, leaving thousands of immigrants at risk of deportation.

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Government Shutdown Backlogs Immigration Cases

Individuals applying for their permanent residency or green cards must often wait years for a hearing to be scheduled in front of an immigration judge who will ultimately decide their case. For individuals waiting for immigration hearings, the government shutdown could extend their waiting period by months or even years.

Effects of the Government Shutdown

The partial government shutdown,

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H-1B Visa Lawsuit

Most Americans have experienced calling a local technology provider with an IT question or problem and are connected to a person from a foreign country. While most of us assume the person is talking or chatting with us from an American base, it is very possible that they are communicating with us from outside the United States.

H-1B visas allow American based IT companies the opportunity to draw on the technical knowledge and skills of IT specialists in other countries.

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Court Rules Against Trump Ending DACA

In 2012, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano initiated the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA. This policy was enacted by the Obama administration, and it applied to immigrants that had entered the country illegally as children. DACA gave protection from deportation and allowed work authorization for approximately 700,000 young adults, who are called “Dreamers.” It does not provide them with long lasting or permanent legal status,

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Immigration Order on Asylum Signed

There are groups of thousands of migrants moving through Mexico to reach the United States. Some migrants pausing in Mexico City for a rest told reporters they were from Honduras and were fleeing violence at home. They were hungry and tired. When they get to the border, the wait at official ports of call could last for days on end.

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