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  • Social Media Checks for US Visa Applicants

    June 14, 2017Eliana Phelps
    If you have plans to apply for a U.S. visa in the near future, get ready to provide information on your social media accounts. The Trump administration is taking all possible steps to tighten visa rules. Now, the administration has unveiled a questionnaire that asks visa applicants for information on their social media accounts. The Office ...
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  • Difference Between Visa Expiration Date and Authorized Period of Stay

    June 13, 2017Eliana Phelps
    A lot of people are unaware of the difference between the visa expiration date and the date of expiration of their authorized period of stay. To travel to the U.S. you must hold a passport and a valid U.S visa. You need to get the right type of visa based on the purpose of your ...
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  • H-1B Visa, Things To Know

    June 12, 2017Eliana Phelps
    Employment­-based H­1-B visas are nonimmigrant visas that allow foreigners to work in the U.S. for up to six years. This program is meant for highly­-skilled foreign workers like engineers, scientists, computer programmers, etc. But U.S. companies are using this work visa program to bring in cheap labor, undercutting American workers. To put an end to the ...
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  • Temporary Protected Status for Haiti Extended for Six Months

    May 25, 2017Eliana Phelps
    WASHINGTON— Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of Haiti (and eligible individuals without nationality who last habitually resided in Haiti) through Jan. 22, 2018. After consulting with the appropriate U.S. government agencies and reviewing country conditions, Secretary Kelly has determined that a limited, six-month extension ...
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  • Immigration Politics Ticker

    May 20, 2017Eliana Phelps
    On Thursday, the House Judiciary Committee began considering three immigration bills that would implement President Trump’s mass deportation plan. The bills would create a massive, militarized federal deportation force, require local law enforcement to use their finite local resources, waste taxpayer money, and deprive asylum seekers and refugees of humanitarian protection. The committee recessed after making ...
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