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Afghan woman refugee

UNITED STATES EXPANDS AFGHAN REFUGEE ADMISSIONS AT CRITICAL TIME

As the United States withdraws from Afghanistan, thousands of refugees are also desperately trying to leave the country.  Since 2009 the US has admitted qualifying Afghan allies and their families under the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program.  The program offers resettlement in the US to Afghans who assisted US military operations and are in danger…

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Sign being held up to Defend DACA

DACA IN LIMBO AFTER FEDERAL JUDGE DECLARES THE PROGRAM ILLEGAL

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was established by President Obama in 2012.  The program provides legal status for noncitizens who were brought to the US as children and are otherwise without immigration documentation.  DACA status is available to those who meet specific criteria regarding age and entry into the US. DACA recipients,…

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getting into the u.s.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE L-VISA

The L-1 Visa offers a relatively quick solution to employers in the United States with multinational operations who need to bring foreign employees from company affiliates in other countries to America for a limited time.  Similarly, foreign companies can also use the L-1 Visa to send employees to the US to start operations.  The L-1…

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Ice and criminals

Crimes That Can Get You Deported

If you are an immigrant in the United States, you’re subject to the basic criminal laws that apply to everyone else and also federal immigration laws which have their own definitions of criminal behavior.  Thus, a criminal conviction carries much more significance for an immigrant than a United States citizen.  The main penalty under immigration…

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