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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…

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…

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…

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