What Would Planned Changes to Per-Country Visa Caps Mean For Immigrants?

While the House Appropriations Committee’s 2019 spending bill contained many notes of optimism for immigration activists, including a substantial rejection of any further border wall spending as well as new protections for DACA veterans and family migrants, one potentially game-changing amendment managed to slip underneath the radar. H.R. 392 or the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants […]

4 Reasons Why Your K-1 Visa Application Was Denied

4 Reasons Why Your K-1 Visa Application Was Denied The K-1 is a non-immigrant visa, which allows any US citizen to sponsor a foreign fiancé that they wish to invite to the United States. As part of the requirements for this visa, the petitioning couple must prove that they intend to get married within 90 […]

What to Do If You Receive an NTA Form

What to Do If You Receive an NTA Form On June 28, 2018, the USCIS set forth new policy guidance for the issuance of Notice to Appear (NTA) forms. These updated guidelines enable immigration agencies to send out NTAs in situations where a denial of USCIS benefits causes an applicant to lose their legal resident […]

Here’s What You Need to Know About President Trump’s New Asylum Ban

As the national conversation surrounding the so-called migrant caravan reached fever pitch earlier this November, President Trump took the opportunity to sign his most legally controversial immigration policy yet. The so-called asylum ban places broad restrictions on the rights of asylum seekers that enter the country through illegal border crossings. According to acting Attorney General […]

Everything You Need To Know About the H1B Visa

What Is the H1B Visa? The H1B non-immigrant visa is designed to attract skilled foreign workers to fill specialized roles where there is currently a shortage of US-based talent. Qualified applicants must possess a relevant four-year Bachelor’s Degree or the equivalent of 12 years of experience in their chosen field, as well as any appropriate […]

What is The Difference Between a Green Card and US Citizenship?

While green card holders are entitled to many of the same benefits as a US citizen, there are a number of key differences which separate the permanent resident status from full citizenship. The Rights of Permanent Citizenship Perhaps the most important advantage of obtaining a green card is that it allows you to work, study, […]

What Does The New Public Charge Rule Mean For Immigrants?

In early October, the Trump administration published the terms of a proposed change to the public charge rule which governs eligibility criteria for legal immigrants seeking to gain permanent residence within the United States.  According to a statement from current Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, this revised policy aims to ensure that prospective US residents […]

Merit Based Visa

A merit-based Immigration system proposal follows a holistic assessment of applicants’ kills, education, work experience, ties to the United States, competency of the English language, community service, and country of origin. Its goal is that the beneficiary’s entry will substantially benefit prospectively the United States. Read more

Merit-based Immigration

In the State of the Union, President Trump said: “It is time to begin moving towards a merit-based immigration system––one that admits people who are skilled, who want to work, who will contribute to our society.” He, thus, favors immigrants with degrees or capital over low-skilled workers. How do you feel about that?

DACA

The term “Dreamers” has come to refer to people who were brought to the United States when they were very young and have lived in this country ever since. They grew up here, had all their friends and education in the United States. They have totally assimilated in the American culture; as far as they […]