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Trump Administration moves on Visa, Immigration and Citizenship reforms before mid-term elections

Published on: Nov 06, 2018, Last Edited: Nov 06, 2018 | Tags: USA Immigration, USA Visa Requirements

Trump sends soldiers to the border with Mexico as the caravans of migrants from Honduras trek north With the mid-term elections taking place this week, President Donald Trump is acting tough on illegal immigration. With the caravans of migrants still hundreds of miles away, US troops have arrived at the US-Mexican border and have started to fan out across southern Texas, erecting…

Block on plan to end temporary protected status for immigrants from disaster areas

Published on: Oct 18, 2018, Last Edited: Oct 15, 2018 | Tags: USA Immigration, USA Visa Requirements

District Judge Edward Chen blocks President Trump's plan to end temporary protected status for immigrants from disaster areas San Francisco district judge Edward Chen has granted a preliminary injunction against the Trump administration’s decision to remove temporary protected status from people from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua and Sudan, saying that it would cause great hardship…

Trump Administration Tightening Visa Rules and Revoking Work Permits

Published on: Oct 09, 2018, Last Edited: Oct 09, 2018 | Tags: USA Visa Requirements, USA Visa Application

Trump administration reveals plans to revoke work permits to H4 visa holders within the next three months After several months of discussion, the US administration last week announced to a federal court that it will come to a decision on revoking work permits for holders of H-4 USA visas within the next three months. In a move which will particularly impact on around 100,000 residents…

Protected Status of Nicaraguans, Diversity Immigrant Quotas and Changes to Premium Processing

Published on: Sep 10, 2018, Last Edited: Sep 10, 2018 | Tags: USA Visa, USA Immigration

Nicaraguans fear the end of temporary protected status When their home countries are faced with terrible conditions, whether wars or natural disasters such as earthquakes, epidemics or hurricanes, foreign nationals have been able to claim temporary protected status (TPS) which allows them to live and work in the States without the threat of deportation. Nicaragua is one such country,…

Updates on spouse work permits for the partners of immigrants

Published on: Aug 17, 2018, Last Edited: Aug 17, 2018 | Tags: USA Visa Requirements, USA Immigration

Introduction In his latest move to limit the amount of immigrants who are able to work in the USA and to make working abroad less appealing to them, President Trump has announced plans to cancel spouse work permits for the partners of immigrants. This means that if an immigrant family decides to move to the USA in order to work, only one partner will be permitted to seek employment.  Implications…

Considerations when traveling to the US on an ESTA

Published on: Jul 31, 2018, Last Edited: Jul 31, 2018 | Tags: ESTA Application, ESTA

Introduction Ever since he started to run for president, Donald Trump has made no secret of the fact that he intended to tighten the USA immigration policy to make it more difficult for people from other countries to live and work and even, in many cases, visit the USA. While certain changes are taking longer to implement than Trump expected, many people who would previously have…

The USCIS and An Immigration Error

Published on: Jul 09, 2018, Last Edited: Jul 09, 2018 | Tags: USA Immigration

The USCIS and An Immigration Error With regards to USA immigration, if you haven’t had your Employment Authorization Documents recalled yet, you soon might. So far approximately 800 have been found to be incorrectly printed, which were issued together with Form 1-589, the ‘Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal’. These were granted by USCIS employed asylum officers and,…

What are the ESTA rules?

Published on: Jun 22, 2018, Last Edited: Jul 09, 2018 | Tags: ESTA Rules, ESTA Eligibility, ESTA Validity

An ESTA is travel authorization which allows eligible travelers to visit to the United States for business, tourism, medical, transit or other temporary purposes without getting a visa. It can be obtained online with relative ease when compared to the process of obtaining a U.S. visa.…

How long does it take for ESTA Approval?

Published on: Jun 18, 2018, Last Edited: Jul 09, 2018 | Tags: ESTA Duration, ESTA Application Time, ESTA Form

Introduction An ESTA application is processed instantly online and a majority of applications are approved within a minute of submission. However, there are cases where a decision on an application may be delayed by up to 72 hours. Once an ESTA application is approved, the…

USCIS updates on over-stayers and ESTA news

Published on: Jun 15, 2018, Last Edited: Jun 15, 2018 | Tags: ESTA Requirements, USA Immigration

Introduction The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, (USCIS), have just announced in the latest USA visa news, that the Temporary Protected Status, particularly for natives of Honduras although this could be extended to others, must now be re-registered between June 5 and August 6, 2018, by those who want to continue their existing status past the termination date of January…

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