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  • ‘Widows Law’: Legal Change Ensures Immigration Rights

    March 30, 2010 Eliana Phelps
    Summary New court ruling means widows and widowers remain legal if their spouse dies during status adjustment or petition process First Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling Justice was finally served and a big battle has been won after the First Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in Nean Chea Taing v Janeth Napolitano, a decision handed down on May ...
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  • Fiancée Visa K-1

    March 30, 2010 Eliana Phelps
    How does the fiancé visa work and what are the requirements? The immigration system can be very difficult to navigate even for a U.S. citizen engaged to a foreign national. The first requirements for a fiancé visa is that the petitioner must be a U.S. citizen. If an American citizen’s fiancé is residing outside of the U.S. ...
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  • H-1B Visas and the Hiring Process

    March 30, 2010 Eliana Phelps
    What is the H-1B visa? Under the Immigration & Nationality Act, the H-1B visa is a non-immigrant work visa given to foreign citizens working in the U.S. This visa allows U.S. employers to temporarily employ foreign workers particularly in specialized occupations such as engineering, entertainment, science and education as well as several others. The H-1B visa is ...
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  • Student Visa

    March 30, 2010 Eliana Phelps
    Defining the two visas available to non-immigrants that wish to study in the U.S. Studying in the United States can be a once in a lifetime opportunity for foreigners. However, since 9/11, student visas have undergone policy and procedure changes in hopes of tightening U.S. security. In order for the application to run smoothly, it is important ...
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  • Immigration Detention Gets Reformed

    March 30, 2010 Eliana Phelps
    A Broken Inadequate System Immigration detention facilities scattered throughout the U.S. house 33,000 immigrants on average per day. Immigration reform and human rights activists have long criticized these detention facilities for inhumane conditions, inadequate health care, deficient education for children and the separation of families inside the same facility. Currently the nation’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency ...
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