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March 2019 US Visa Bulletin

Published on: Mar 18, 2019, Last Edited: Mar 18, 2019 | Tags: USA Visa Updates, USA Visa Application, USA Immigration

Introduction The US Department of State Visa Bulletin for March 2019 has just been released and reveals some significant changes in wait times for both the employment-based and family-based categories. If you’re waiting for a green card, we advise you to have all the documents required for your application ready to hand so that you can file it as soon as the visa bulletin shows that an…

Updates on Travel Ban, USCIS Forms and DHS Complaints

Published on: Mar 04, 2019, Last Edited: Mar 04, 2019 | Tags: USA Immigration, USA Visa Requirements, USA Visa

Introduction More than 37,000 US visa applications were rejected by the US State Department in 2018 due to President Trump's "travel ban," according to figures released earlier this week.  The State Department confirmed that the 2017 E.O. on immigration had been fully effective since December 2018. The third version of President Trump’s executive order,…

Several States File a Lawsuit Against National Emergency for Border Wall Funding

Published on: Feb 19, 2019, Last Edited: Feb 19, 2019 | Tags: Border Security, Green Card, USA Visa, USA Immigration

President Trump declares a national emergency to get his border wall built In trying to avoid another Federal government shutdown, President Donald Trump has invoked his emergency powers to bypass Congress. He will divert up to $3.6 billion from Pentagon military funding towards the construction of the border wall with Mexico, a move that he justifies by declaring that the US is…

Border Wall Funding, Migrant Protection Protocols and H-2A and H-2B Visa Updates

Published on: Jan 30, 2019, Last Edited: Jan 30, 2019 | Tags: USA Immigration, USA Visa Requirements, USA Visa

Trump Administration Policies affect on Immigration The first U.S. government shutdown of 2019 ended last week, however, President Donald Trump is considering declaring a state of national emergency if the Democrats fail to approve $5.7 billion for the completion a border wall with Mexico. The wall was a flagship of his election campaign but other less visible policies have already…

U.S. Immigration updates for early 2019 relating to border security, green cards and citizenship.

Published on: Jan 12, 2019, Last Edited: Jan 12, 2019 | Tags: USA Immigration, USA Visa, USA Visa Requirements

President Trump addresses his administrations immigration goals in his first Oval Office address to the nation Donald Trump described the situation at the Mexican border as a national crisis. He argued that the current immigration system allows organised criminals and gangs to prey on the vulnerable, especially women and children; Trump also continued to make his argument for the…

U.S. Immigration Updates on Government Shutdown, Asylum Policies and H-2B Cap

Published on: Dec 29, 2018, Last Edited: Dec 29, 2018 | Tags: USA Immigration, USA Visa

Introduction President Donald Trump has informed Republicans that he refuses to accept a stopgap bill that excludes funds for his border wall. Just a few weeks ago, President Trump appeared to soften his stance in the interests of fulfilling his hardline stance on immigration policy and border security. Now, however, a deal to avoid a shutdown of parts of the government over the holidays…

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…

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