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"Woven Chronicles"; Migration through Art

Immigration has always been and will always be an ever-present reality for humanity. As long as we’ve existed people have migrated whether to flee danger, violence, and persecution or in search of a better education, financial situation, or lifestyle.  

Woven Chronicles by Reena...

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Senate Floor: Passing the American Dream and Promise Act and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act

On March 3rd 2021 the American Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6) as well as the Farm Workforce Modernization Act (H.R. 1603) were introduced into the House of Representatives and passed 228 to 197 and 247 to 174, respectively. Now that the House of Representatives has passed these bills they move on...

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Starting to Reduce Courts' Backlog

After the former administration piled immigration cases upon immigration cases, the Biden administration now faces a severe backlog. As seen by the graphic below, out of the hundreds of thousands of people seeking to get Immigrant Visas only a handful have interviews scheduled. For example the...

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Immigrants Are Vital to the U.S. Economy

In the past couple of decades, the conversation surrounding immigration has become ever-pressing, heated, and political. Many argue against immigration yet the best way to combat this notion is the very fact that immigrants are vital to the U.S. Economy

 

“Immigration has an...

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What Biden Has Done For Immigration This Month

June is nearly over and we are now officially halfway through Biden's first year in office. Here are three main actions President Biden has taken in the month of June 2021 regarding immigration policy and reform:

 

  1. Terminating “Remain in Mexico” &...
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Happy Immigrant Heritage Month to all U.S. immigrants!

This national month aspires to give U.S. immigrants the ability to celebrate their background, culture, and heritage. It also brings attention to how immigrants are intertwined in the fabric of this nation with immigrants making up 14% of the U.S. population in 2021

But this is not an...

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Cannabis and Good Moral Character

Even though over 30 states in the U.S have legalized marijuana, it is important to consider the possible consequences of both its consumption and involvement for aspiring US Citizens. Many permanent residents who reside in a state where cannabis is legalized may be confused by the reality that...

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TPS for Venezuelans

As the political and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela continues, the Department of Homeland Security has designated Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). This designation will allow eligible Venezuelans currently in the United States to apply for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), as...

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Emergency Advance Parole for DACA Recipients

Advance Parole is a process in US immigration law that allows immigrants to leave the US and re-enter lawfully. If you are a recipient of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and have an emergent need to travel outside of the US, you may be eligible for emergency advance parole. Keep...

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An Overview of Biden's Immigration Plan

President-elect Joe Biden will not be taking office until January 2021 but he has already provided extensive details of his plans to change the U.S. immigration system. The U.S. President is able to act quickly in certain areas and make immediate changes. However, there are quite a few areas...

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Biden Revokes Trump-era COVID-19 Visa Ban

An exciting announcement came February 24th when President Biden lifted the Trump-era ban on certain types of immigrant and nonimmigrant visas (Proclamation 10014).

The ban was intended to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but it resulted in many students, workers, and close family members of US...

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How (and When) to Ask USCIS to Expedite Your Case

USCIS wait times are long, and you may be asking: "Is there is any way to speed up this process?" Yes, in certain circumstances, there is!

Expedite requests for various USCIS forms can be made by anyone with a compelling reason that meets the specific USCIS requirements. It can be difficult to...

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