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Trump Executive Order Suspending US Immigration: What This Really Means and What You Should Do

By CaseyApril 23, 2020
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*Update 4/23/2020 11:07am The rule largely hits negatively the following groups – Parents of US citizens, Siblings of US citizens, Spouses and minor children of permanent residents, Green card lottery winners People NOT effected (These visa are still open) Spouses & minor children of US citizens, Special Immigrant Visas, EB-5 investor visas, Temporary visas of any kind—All work, […]

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If My US Visa Has Expired, What Do I Do?

By Sierra AlongiApril 21, 2020
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Many times individuals have found themselves in a situation where their US Visa has expired and as some may know, it’s extremely important to understand what that means for one’s immigration status. Whether you are on a visitor visa, study permit, or work permit, an expired visa is something to take seriously as it could […]

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Alberta Oil Workers Moving to Texas and New Mexico on US Visas

By Sierra AlongiApril 13, 2020
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Attention Oil Patch Workers, Contractors, and Business Owners! Did you know that many Canadians are moving to the US to work in the oil patch in Texas and New Mexico? Alberta’s oil curtailments, trouble building new pipelines, and cooling investor sentiment have depressed the Canadian oil industry. Because of this, Texas is taking advantage of […]

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Is Now a Good Time to Apply for US Visa Immigration?

By Sierra AlongiApril 9, 2020
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Yes ! Believe it or not, right now is a great time to apply for US immigration. Right now during the spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19, many individuals are scared to do anything so the number of US immigration applications is most likely to slow down or already has. This means that once the virus crisis passes, […]

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Are Immigrants Losing Jobs Because of Coronavirus?

By Ella BergquistApril 6, 2020
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Ever since the Coronavirus has taken over the country, foreign workers in the US have been nervous about the status of their employment. There are some shocking percent of immigrants working in the US such as 24% of maids/housekeepers are non-citizens. In the US 8% of physicians are also non-citizens. In total, non-citizens make up […]

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US Immigration Lawyers Plan to Sue Government in Response to Coronavirus

By Ella BergquistApril 5, 2020
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On April 3, 2020, the American Immigration Lawyers Association filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The Immigration Lawyers demanded that the USCIS suspend/freeze visa deadlines for foreign nationals in the US. Within the filed suit the lawyers demanded “immediate suspension of immigration benefit deadlines and the maintenance of status for […]

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Section 1325 Immigration Law: Effects, Changes

By Sierra AlongiApril 2, 2020
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What is Section 1325? Blease’s law passed and became Section 1325 in the U.S. Code. For the first time in U.S. history, the law made it a crime for some people to cross the border. Section 1325 is set to incriminate offenses relating to (1)improper entry into the United State, (2)entry into marriage for the […]

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How the Coronavirus Will Affect US Immigration

By CaseyApril 24, 2020
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Note: This page is constantly being updated. Please visit regularly for the most recent information. Read about VisaPlace’s statement on operating during the Coronavirus pandemic. *April 24 Update: USCIS is readying offices to reopen on or after June 4. Employees in these offices are continuing to perform mission-essential services that do not require face-to-face contact with the […]

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H1B Premium Processing Temporarily Suspended with Coronavirus Restrictions

By Ella BergquistApril 1, 2020
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*Update 3/25: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced the immediate and temporary suspension of premium processing service for all Form I-129 and I-140 petitions until further notice due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Petitioners who have already filed a Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, or Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, using the […]

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Is USCIS Processing Immigration Applications?

By Ella BergquistMarch 23, 2020
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Yes! The USCIS is still processing US immigration applications. Due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has suspended in-person services until at least April 1st. This was an effort to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). Although the in-person services, the USCIS is still processing immigration applications! The only […]

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Can I Travel to the US in April 2020?

By CaseyMarch 31, 2020
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March 20 Update: The US and Mexico announced they’re limiting nonessential travel across their shared border to curb movement during the pandemic. Exceptions include traveling for medical purposes or work, or to attend school, among others, according to a regulation notice set to be published March 24. The US also took the step of barring entry […]

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Legal Immigration to the US is Slowing

By MorganFebruary 27, 2020
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Data from the Department of Homeland Security shows that legal immigration to the United States has declined by more than 7% between 2016 and 2018. This data excludes refugees from the numbers of immigrants coming into the US. What Areas of US Immigration Are Down? Much of the decline can be linked to the lower […]

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