SHOULD U.S. BORN CHILDREN OF FOREIGN PARENTS BE AUTOMATICALLY AMERICAN CITIZENS?

​The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution, Section 1 Passed by Congress June 13, 1866. Ratified July 9, 1868 states that, All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any […]

The Diversity Visa Lottery Program

The Diversity Visa Lottery Program was created by the immigration act of 1990 and signed by president George H.W Bush. The program gave immigration visas to countries with low admission rates to the United States. On the wake of the recent attack in New York City, president Trump noted in a tweet that this attack […]

Should assimilation be required for immigration?

It is normally argued that immigration promotes social progress and a culture’s constant growth. Immigrants have shared new kinds of food, music, dance, and other cultural customs that have transformed and enriched the American culture. However, others saw immigration as a threat to the American culture and thus necessitating assimilation. Bobby Jindal once said 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 […]

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?

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

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

A Complete Guide to the O-1 Visa

Amidst the Trump administration’s rhetoric about reforming immigration laws to prioritize only the best foreign applicants, it’s worth taking a look at a visa that was specifically set up to reward extraordinary individuals that have a track record of achievement in their chosen fields. Understanding the O-1 Visa In 1990, the USCIS introduced the O-1 […]

What to Expect From an Immigration Medical

The immigration medical is an essential part of any green card application. This comprehensive assessment aims to screen potential U.S residents for any health conditions that render them a threat to public safety. Individuals will be ruled inadmissible if they: Are afflicted by a serious communicable disease. Cannot provide documentation to prove that they are […]

Planning On Going to College in the US? Here’s How You Can Secure Your Student Visa

Every year, almost 600,000 international students from over 200 countries apply to study in U.S universities and colleges. When you consider the fact that 7 out of the 10 top-rated higher education providers are located within America, including world-renowned names such as Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and MIT, it’s hardly surprising. Many of the foreign students […]

Here’s What You Need to Do to Become a US Citizen

Millions of people from across the globe are interested in moving to the United States – and for good reason. Not only does the United States offer a unique set of opportunities and high standards of living, but it is also quite easy to build and maintain a strong network that will help you for […]

Green Cards Explained

Chances are that you already know a thing or two about green cards, and know someone who has been trying to get their hands on one regardless of whether or not you’ve actively been trying to get one for yourself. But did you know that there are several types of green cards – each of […]

The Beginner’s Guide to Working in the United States

Working in the United States is a dream for millions of people across the globe. With attractive pay scales and incentives to write home about, getting a job or setting up one’s business in the United States has become the Holy Grail for countless immigrants. The only problem for most people is getting a visa […]

The Beginner’s Guide to the F1 Student Visa

With Ivy League universities being viewed as the Holy Grail for individuals passionate about academics, to international students who are limited by the university options in their home countries, it’s really no surprise that the United States is one of the most popular countries to continue studies. If you make the decision to study in […]