Medical Examination Requirements Now Updated For Visa Applicants

Policy changes declared this week will apply to the medical and vaccination examination for immigration purposes, which ensures there are no health issues which would bar the applicant from the United States. These changes go into effect beginning…
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What To Do if You Encounter Immigration Enforcement

Even if you are an undocumented immigrant, you still have rights under the law. The following slides will give you information on what you should and should not do when you encounter federal or local authorities. If you are arrested, ask…

EB-5 Investor Visa Alternatives: Business Immigration to the U.S.

Business immigration to the United States is frequently associated with the EB-5 investor visa program, which allows foreign investors to obtain a Green Card by investing at least $1 million (or $500,000 in highly unemployed or rural areas)…

Obama’s Executive Actions on Immigration

Today, President Obama announced highly and long anticipated executive action on immigration. While it doesn’t substitute for immigration reform, it will certainly provides huge relief for many immigrants and their families who live in constant…

President Obama Lays out Plans for Immigration Reforms

In a video posted on Facebook as well as on the White House website, President Obama announced his plans to address the nation on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 8 pm ET. In his address, President Obama is expected to roll out new executive…

Obama under Pressure from Republicans on his Unilateral Immigration Order

Pressure is building up on President Obama, thanks to a letter from various Republicans in the House which recommends that he be prevented from taking any kind of unilateral decision on immigration. The letter, organized by Matt Salmon, a Republican…

Obama Administration Weighing Options on Criteria for Choosing Illegal Immigrants for Protection

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Obama administration is looking at the bases on which it might possibly choose illegal immigrants in the country who could be protected from deportation. The main criteria are reported to be the…

Immigration Plans at White House only Preparatory

The White House has clarified about the new federal contract originating from the Homeland Security Department which sought a veritable 34 million residency cards and work permits for immigrants over the ensuing 5 years, as largely preparatory…

New York Considering State Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants

On Monday, state Senator Gustavo Rivera introduced a bill that aims at giving almost the same benefits to illegal and non-citizen immigrants residing in the State of New York as the ones enjoyed by U.S. citizens.  If passed, this bill will…

Supreme Court Decision Means More Waiting Time for "Aged-Out" Immigrants

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an important immigration-related decision.  In Scialabba v. Cuellar de Osario, the Court deferred to the Board of Immigration Appeals’  (BIA) interpretation of immigration law with regard to…