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US President Biden reversing more Trump Administration actions on immigration

Published on: Mar 17, 2021, Last Edited: Mar 17, 2021 | Tags: USA Visa Restrictions, USA Immigration

When he was still US President, Donald Trump suspended the issuing of Green Cards until the end of 2021. The reason he gave for this decision was that it would help to protect American citizens in the job market during the Covid-19 pandemic. When the order was about to expire, he issued an extension order for another three months. When his successor, Joe Biden, became US President he decided…

Planning a road trip in the U.S.

Published on: Mar 13, 2021, Last Edited: May 05, 2021 | Tags: ESTA Requirements, ESTA for Tourism

America has a diverse landscape that offers visitors a variety of geographies to explore. All these are interconnected via the long roads that cross one region to another, making a road trip a good way to explore the U.S. Planning is necessary so that travelers can get the most out of their visit. However, for those that prefer making spontaneous plans, it’s important to have an idea of some of…

Most popular cities in America

Published on: Feb 26, 2021, Last Edited: Feb 26, 2021 | Tags: ESTA for Tourism, COVID-19

The United States of America has thousands of cities, which are visited by millions of people from all over the world either for tourism or business purposes. However, there are a handful of cities that offer distinct character, scenery, history, economic growth, or unique features. Below are some of the popular destinations in America. Although several destinations may largely remain closed-off…

President Biden increases the visa rights of migrant workers

Published on: Feb 11, 2021, Last Edited: Feb 11, 2021 | Tags: USA Visa Requirements, USA Immigration

New immigration legislation introduced by President Joe Biden looks set to boost the numbers of foreign workers in the United States and allow them to gain a Green Card at a later date. It could also eventually allow the estimated ten to twelve immigrants living in the States without documents to become citizens. Biden's proposals will also accelerate the process of granting Green Cards to the "Dreamers"…

Traveling with Pets or Service Animals to the United States

Published on: Jan 28, 2021, Last Edited: Jan 28, 2021 | Tags: Airline Safety, Service Animals

Traveling with pets to the United States can be difficult whether they are accompanying owners as companions, service animals or emotional support pets. If you are thinking of going abroad it will be necessary to liaise with your veterinary surgery as soon as possible to make sure your pet meets the requirements for the United States and that your pet is confirmed as healthy enough to travel. This…

President Joe Biden to reverse travel orders set by former Trump Administration

Published on: Jan 21, 2021, Last Edited: Jan 21, 2021 | Tags: Travel Restrictions, USA Visa Restrictions, COVID-19

In his last days in office, outgoing President Donald Trump lifted some of the COVID-19 related restrictions on incoming travel from the European Schengen area, the UK, Brazil, and Ireland, to come into effect on January 26th. Incoming President Biden has promised to reverse this decision. Easing travel restrictions on Schengen, UK, Irish and Brazilian travelers Trump issued an…

Extension of Trump Administration's Visa Ban

Published on: Jan 08, 2021, Last Edited: Jan 08, 2021 | Tags: USA Visa Requirements, Travel Restrictions

In the last days of his presidency, Donald Trump has extended the visa ban, suspending legal entry into the USA. How will this move affect visa applicants, American businesses, academic institutions, and hospitals? Previous visa bans The previous presidential proclamation 10014 called a halt to most immigrant visa applications (the visa categories that eventually lead to Green…

December 2020 U.S. Visa and Immigration Updates

Published on: Dec 27, 2020, Last Edited: Dec 27, 2020 | Tags: COVID-19, USA Visa Restrictions, USA Immigration

Will the US suspend flights from the UK? As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to create havoc worldwide, the United States government is considering whether to ban entry to travelers from the United Kingdom, where a new mutation of the virus is spreading rapidly. A large number of countries have suspended travel from the United Kingdom while scientists investigate the significance…

In-Flight Safety Guide for U.S. Air Travel

Published on: Dec 21, 2020, Last Edited: Dec 21, 2020 | Tags: COVID-19, Airport Security, Airline Safety

With roughly 40 million flights per year in the sky, air travel is one of the most popular forms of transport across the world. Throughout the past century, air travel has increased in popularity. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has served as a reminder on the importance of all health and safety precautions that keep travelers safe. Here are some of in-flight safety guidelines for your flight…

How would President-elect Joe Biden reform US immigration law?

Published on: Nov 30, 2020, Last Edited: Nov 30, 2020 | Tags: USA Immigration, Travel Restrictions

Immigration reform was a central plank of Donald Trump's first presidential campaign, and he made significant changes to US immigration policy from the start of his presidency. From the travel ban on Muslim majority countries to lowering caps on refugee numbers, successive reforms have made entering the United States more difficult or more expensive for many. Will things get easier with a new president? Biden…

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