Immigration Posts


Afghan & Iraqi Interpreters Wait Years for Special Immigrant Visas

Posted: July, 2013 in Immigration, News

In 2003, the US Congress created the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program to provide visas to Iraqi linguists working with the US military. A similar visa program was established in 2009 for Afghan interpreters.

However, the legislation granting these visas is set to expire.

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How to Handle Termination of H-1B Visa Employment

Posted: April, 2013 in Employment-Based, Immigration, Legal Resources, Maintaining Status

H-1B visas are valuable to many immigrants. Only 65,000 are allotted each year. If you are lucky enough to obtain an H-1B visa, you would be well-advised to hold on to it.

But what if you are fired from the job sponsoring your H-1B visa?

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Understanding Immigration
DNA Testing

Posted: April, 2013 in Adjusting Status, Immigration, Legal Topics

Immigration DNA testing is not always necessary when coming to the US.

However, if your immigration case hinges on the ability to prove your biological relationship to a family member, you may need DNA testing. Find out when you should consider this step.

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DNA Testing Here

Know the Basics of the USCIS Medical Exam

Posted: March, 2013 in Adjusting Status, Immigration, Legal Interpreting, Legal Translation

A USCIS medical exam is necessary for most immigrants before being admitted into the US.

The purpose of the exam is to ensure you do not have a condition that could be dangerous to others, or diseases you might spread to other US residents.

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Visa Extension: EB-5 Foreign Investor Visa

Posted: November, 2012 in Adjusting Status, Employment-Based, Immigration

The EB-5 Immigrant Investor visa has been extended for three years by the USCIS (US Citizenship and Immigration Services), thanks to Public Law 112-176, signed by President Obama on Sept. 28. This visa extension is in effect until Sept. 30, 2015.

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2016 Diversity Visa Lottery Applications

Posted: October, 2012 in Immigration, News, Special Visas

The diversity visa lottery offers an exciting opportunity to immigrate to the US. The registration period for the 2015 Diversity Program has already opened, so it’s time to get those applications in order.

Read this to find out what you need to know about the 2014 diversity visa lottery.

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Special Immigrant Visas for Interpreters in War Zones

Posted: September, 2012 in Immigration, News, Special Visas

A critical component to the success of US military operations is employing interpreters in war zones to facilitate communication.

Some interpreters are willing to endure risks in the hope of eventually coming to the United States under the Special Immigrant Visa program.

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Why a Business Visa Application Should Include a Business Plan

Posted: July, 2012 in Employment-Based, Immigration

Business owners seeking entrée to the US market should seriously consider the multi-faceted purposes offered by way of a professional Business Plan.

Not only will it be a catalyst to the success of the visa application that is critical to developing full-scale US operations, but it will certainly be the impetus to the company’s short- and long-term success.

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Language Requirements for Citizenship in Canada, the US and Elsewhere

Posted: June, 2012 in Citizenship, Immigration, News

Starting this fall, it will become a little more difficult for those hoping to become Canadian citizens to prove their language skills.

Under a new policy, anyone applying for Canadian citizenship must provide “objective evidence” of their English or French language abilities, both oral and written, according to the National Post.

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2012 Presidential Candidates on Immigration Issues

Posted: April, 2012 in Immigration, News

With the 2012 presidential election just a little more than six months away, immigration issues are far from forgotten. But where do the current candidates stand on immigration?

Although Democrats and Republicans agree that reform is needed in the immigration system, the candidates diverge on whether to offer illegal immigrants a path to citizenship or deportation.

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