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Restaurants Face ICE Raids

From the farm to the table, immigrants feed Americans. Many of the immigrants who grow, prepare, and serve our food also happen to be without lawful immigrant status. According to a 2016 Pew report, undocumented folk make up 17% of the agriculture and 9% of the hospitality labor forces.

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Will Social Media Posts Affect Your Visa?

Immigration officials are becoming increasingly interested in foreign visitors’ social media accounts and online presence. 

In 2017, the Trump administration began implementing “extreme vetting” and introduced Form DS-5535, which requires applicants from certain countries...

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USCIS to Close all but Seven International Field Offices

In a departure from a previous plan, USCIS has announced that they will close all but seven international field offices by August 2020. Earlier this year, the Trump administration announced a plan to shut down all offices, but they have since backtracked and confirmed plans to keep seven offices...

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Changing H-1B Employers

So, you’ve gone through the H-1B lottery system and won! Now you and your employer can work together happily ever after (or at least until your H-1B status expires). 

But what happens if your relationship with your employer sours or if another company expresses interest in hiring you...

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Demystifying the Naturalization Process

With all of the uncertainty in the news lately regarding immigration in the United States, those with both temporary and permanent residence in the US are likely feeling a little uneasy. Even if you’ve filed your application properly or made sure to follow the laws in order not to...

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DHS Announces Final Public Charge Rule

You’ve likely seen in the news this week that the Department of Homeland Security has announced official guidelines for how they will determine whether or not an intending immigrant is, or is likely to become, a “public charge.” The Trump administration has been hinting towards...

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Trump Announces End to Two Family Reunification Parole Programs

The Trump administration recently announced a plan to discontinue two specific parole programs which offer protection and family reunification to Filipino veterans of WWII and victims of natural disasters in Haiti. This declaration comes just a few weeks after Trump announced a likely end to the...

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August 2019 Visa Bulletin Current for Spouses and Children of Permanent Residents

While nearly all recent immigration news has pointed to extreme delays and unprecedented challenges with USCIS and the immigration system as a whole, one recent development may actually be good news for many individuals and families awaiting immigration benefits. 

According to the most...

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How to Hack the Marriage-Based Immigration Process

In an international relationship? Cool! International couples have the best stories. (Just ask Amal and George Clooney.) Unfortunately, if they hope to live permanently in the same country, they also have to prove their relationships are genuine time and time again. At every point in the...

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Does your Cat have her Passport?

Most pet owners would agree that they consider their dog or cat to be a member of their family. And just like any other member of the family, pets sometimes need to move or travel internationally. Accordingly, the European Union (EU) requires all pets to have a valid pet passport to exit the...

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What to Do if you Lose your Green Card Abroad

When you lose your green card in the US, there are steps that you can take to get it renewed or replaced. This is usually not a big deal since your Permanent Resident status remains valid and you likely will not be asked to show your card before you can get it replaced.

In contrast, if...

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