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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…

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…

Do I need an ESTA or a Visa?

Published on: May 15, 2018, Last Edited: Aug 18, 2018 | Tags: ESTA Eligibility, USA Visa Requirements, Denied for US Visa

Introduction U.S. bound foreign national travelers will either need an ESTA or visa. Determining the traveler’s need for either form of travel authorization will depend on a few factors. Purpose of Visit If you are seeking to visit the United States for tourism,…

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…

Traveling to and from the USA - Visas and Immigration

Published on: Apr 15, 2018, Last Edited: May 01, 2018 | Tags: USA Visa Application, USA Visa Requirements, ESTA

Introduction With around a million people entering and leaving the United States on a daily basis, immigration and getting a US visa is certainly a mammoth task, supposedly made somewhat simpler by the Electronic System for Travel Authorization, (ESTA). Everyone who arrives at a U.S. port of entry is subject to an inspection by the Customs and Border Protection officers in order to ensure…

Malaysia hopes for inclusion on the visa waiver scheme in the USA

Published on: Feb 18, 2018, Last Edited: Feb 18, 2018 | Tags: ESTA Eligibility, Visa Waiver Program, Malaysia, USA Visa Requirements

Introduction The USA currently has a list of countries that participate in its 'visa waiver scheme'. This scheme enables travellers who fulfil certain criteria (for example, the absence of a criminal record and the absence of any other visa violations) to enter the USA for tourism purposes without a visa at the immigration officer's discretion, and to stay there for up to 90…

An end to H-1B Visa upheaval?

Published on: Dec 09, 2017, Last Edited: Dec 09, 2017 | Tags: USA Visa Requirements, ESTA Requirements, ESTA, USA Visa

Introduction We reported recently that the US government had caused confusion and chaos by making the process for gaining H-1B visas more arduous. This wave of changes also affected another type of visa: the L1 visa. This was mainly due to the Trump Administration's plans to include mandatory interviews and additional checks for applications to what had previously been a smooth and…

Challenges to H1-B visas have reached a peak

Published on: Nov 17, 2017, Last Edited: Nov 17, 2017 | Tags: USA Visa, USA Visa Requirements

Some of the latest USA immigration news revolves around H1-B visas. These temporary visas are given to highly skilled workers to enable them to visit the US for business purposes. Usually, acquiring an H1-B visa was not difficult: most valid applications were accepted and the scheme helped to foster a thriving international business scene in the USA. Now, however, the process…

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