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What happened this Thursday, June 27, 2013, is being hailed as a historic moment in immigration reform. While a lot of compromises were made and the bill itself is in no way perfect, there are definitely reasons to cheer. With the immigration reform bill comes with the opportunity for millions of aliens living in the shadows to gain a legal pathway to citizenship while the increase in the H1-B cap is likely going to make
O-1 visas, also popularly known as “artist visas”, are awarded to immigrants with extraordinary abilities in the arts, sciences, education, business, or athletics. O-1 visas are allotted for those few individuals who can prove that they are at the top of their fields. USCIS looks carefully and thoroughly through the evidences submitted to prove that you are indeed and elite member of your field. A few things that can help establish your “extraordinary abilities” may
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently employed a new procedure whereby starting March 4, 2013, a provisional waiver can be requested for the three-year and ten-year unlawful presence inadmissibility bars. The waiver is only available to spouses or children of a U.S. citizen. Before the enactment of this procedure, individuals who were unlawfully present in the United States had to leave the U.S. before seeking a waiver to allow for their return. However,
DREAM stands for Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors. The term DREAMERs generally refers to children under the age of 16 who were brought in to the United States illegally and have adopted the United States as their home. A bill involving DREAMers has been brought up in Congress since 2001 but has never gotten passed a preliminary vote. President Obama signed an Executive Order on June 15, 2012 in order to implement a
You’re an immigrant. You want to get help in gaining legal status in the US so you go to someone claiming to be a reputable immigration attorney who claims to be able to help you get your green card. You pay thousands of dollars in fees and after a long, drawn-out process, all that you have to show for your trust in this person it is a spot in a deportation center. And it turns