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Mexico, the border wall and new H-1B visa rules

Published on: Dec 07, 2018, Last Edited: Dec 07, 2018 | Tags: USA Immigration, USA Visa Requirements

US Supreme Court rebuffs challenge to Trump’s border wall In a ruling seen as a victory for President Trump, the US Supreme Court has turned away a court challenge brought by three conservation groups. They claimed that the wall, a flagship of the administration's hardline immigration policies, was being constructed without regard for environmental laws. Lawsuits brought by the Animal…

Challenges to rules on asylum requests, H-2B modernization proposals and USCIS goes electronic

Published on: Nov 21, 2018, Last Edited: Nov 21, 2018 | Tags: USA Immigration, USA Visa Requirements

Federal courts challenge President Trump’s attempts to limit asylum The attempts of President Donald Trump to significantly reduce asylum applications are about to be challenged in two federal courts on the 26th November. These hearings will be decisive in determining the numbers of migrants currently in the so-called caravan will be allowed to enter the USA.  In…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Changes to US Immigration Afoot

Published on: May 14, 2018, Last Edited: May 14, 2018 | Tags: ESTA, USA Immigration, USA Visa Requirements

Introduction While President Trump still dreams about building his wall to prevent USA immigration from Mexico, he is struggling to find financing. Now he is considering using the military budget, servicemen and women; one has to wonder what the military and the good people of America will think about that! Meanwhile, POTUS is determined to make ESTA news by carrying out significant…

Another Shutdown Possibly Looming For The White House Over Immigration

Published on: Feb 03, 2018, Last Edited: Feb 03, 2018 | Tags: USA Immigration, USA Visa, ESTA Eligibility

Introduction In January 2018, the White House shut down due to a dispute over the budget and the apportioning of government funds. Whilst shutdowns are not unheard of for any US government (in 2013, the government shut down under the Obama Administration due to a dispute about Obamacare legislation), what is notable about this shutdown is that it has been brought to bear directly…

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