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DACA: Updates and Options for Dreamers

DACA: Updates and Options for Dreamers

First things first, what is DACA? DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. It is a U.S. immigration policy that allows some people who came to the country as children to request that any removal orders for deportation be postponed. It also allows DACA recipients to work legally.   Who are the “Dreamers”, and what […]

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J-1 Visa Trainee Program

J-1 Visa Trainee Program

J-1 Visa Trainee Programs are designed to allow foreign professionals to gain exposure to U.S. culture and to receive training in U.S. business practices in their chose occupational field. The Occupational Categories available for J-1 Trainee Program include: Arts and Culture Education, Social Sciences, Library Science, Counseling and Social Services Hospitality and Tourism Information Media […]

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OPT Rules and Requirements for F-1 Students

OPT Rules and Requirements for F-1 Students

International students in the U.S. in valid F-1 immigration status are permitted to work off-campus in optional practical training status. Optional Practical Training (OPT) is temporary employment that is directly related to an F-1 student’s major area of study. Eligible students can apply to receive up to 12 months of OPT employment authorization. Pre-completion OPT: […]

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Immigration Opportunity Untouched by the Trump Administration

Immigration Opportunity Untouched by the Trump Administration

President Donald Trump’s immigration policies have significantly affected immigration landscape of the United States and made it harder for certain groups of foreign nationals to obtain permanent residency in the U. S. This is especially true for low income immigrants, who are likely to become depended on the U.S. government for assistance (see our previous […]

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Immigrant vs. Nonimmigrant Visas

Immigrant vs. Nonimmigrant Visas

Under the current U.S. immigration system, all visas can be divided into two main categories: immigrant visas and nonimmigrant visas. For many foreign nationals, these terms are subject to confusion. In short, a nonimmigrant visa means temporary. This category includes a broad variety of visas with a limited authorized period of stay. B-1/ B-2 Visitors […]

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