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U.S. VISA APPLICANTS ARE NOW REQUIRED TO DISCLOSE FIVE YEAR OF THEIR SOCIAL MEDIA HISTORY

The Department of State updated its immigrant and nonimmigrant visa application forms to request additional information, including social media usernames, previous email addresses and phone numbers, from most U.S. visa applicants worldwide. According to The State Department, collecting this additional information “will strengthen our process for vetting these applicants and confirming their identity.” The new […]

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Permanent Residence vs. U.S. Citizenship

En Español & На Русском The terms “U.S. Citizenship” and “Permanent Residence” often get confused. Although both allow for a legal stay and employment in the country, U.S. citizenship provides some additional benefits that permanent residents are not eligible for. Legal permanent resident, also known as a Green Card holder, is a foreign national who was granted permission to […]

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Top Five Green Card Categories

En Español & На Русском Green Card allows foreign nationals to permanently reside and work in the United States. Our immigration system offers several ways of becoming a Permanent Resident (Green Card holder), among which are obtaining a Green Card based on family ties, being sponsored by an employer, investing in the U.S. economy, going through the Asylum process, […]

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USCIS Biometrics Appointment

En Español & На Русском As part of the application process for Green Card, U.S. Citizenship, and Work Permit, you will be required to attend a Biometrics Appointment at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Application Support Center (ASC). The main purpose of the Biometrics Appointment is to collect your picture, fingerprints and other important data to run […]

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Sponsor Requirements for Family-Based Green Card

En Español & На Русском Family-based immigration petitions require a sponsor. A sponsor needs to provide Affidavit of Support (Form I-864) as a way to ensure that a foreign national seeking a Green Card will have adequate financial support and will not rely on the U.S. government for public assistance. In most cases, a person petitioning a foreign national […]

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Supreme Court Rules Some Immigrants Not Entitled to Bond Hearings

En Español & На Русском Nowadays, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is detaining more immigrants than ever. The main purpose of the detention is to ensure an immigrant’s appearance before The Immigration Court. A large number of detained immigrants are those who have committed certain crimes, even if the convictions were fairly minor and the immigrant completed the sentences […]

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H-1B Visa: Tips for Filing and Avoiding RFE

En Español & На Русском As the FY2020 H-1B filing deadline is approaching, here are some valuable tips and recommendations for filing H-1B petitions and avoiding a Request for Evidence (RFE). Below are three most common reasons RFEs were issued in the previous years: Specialty Occupation Lack of sufficient evidence proving that the position offered qualifies as a specialty […]

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TN Status: What Can I Do If I Lose My Job?

En Español & На Русском Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) TN status permits temporary stay and employment in the U.S. for citizens of Mexico and Canada. The main purpose of this visa program is to facilitate temporary employment in the U.S. for qualified Canadian and Mexican citizens, as well as to strengthen business and trade relations […]

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Immigration Detention: Top Three Things You Should Know

En Español & На Русском Immigration detention is a process where a foreign national is arrested by ICE and held against his/her will. Currently, ICE is detaining approximately 49,000 immigrants, according to The Washington Post. The main purpose of the detention is to ensure an immigrant’s appearance before The Immigration Court. ICE detains immigrants that are considered to be […]

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Marriage Green Card Interview Guide

En Español & На Русском Green Card Interview is a required step for foreign nationals adjusting their status based on Spousal petition. The purpose of the interview is to verify personal information about an applicant and to confirm that the marriage is “bona-fide”. Below are a few tips to help you to prepare for your upcoming interview and better […]

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