President Biden’s New Immigration Executive Orders

January 26, 2021

  President Biden’s New Immigration Executive Orders Credit: (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) President Biden has only been in office for a short time now, but he has gotten right to implementing Executive Orders, requests, and memorandums, many of which undo Executive Orders set by the previous administration. One of his main focuses during his first few…

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What is the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program

October 6, 2020

  The 2022 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program Did you know that the United States gives out up to free 55,000 visas every year almost like a raffle? Seriously, the Department of State issues up to 55,000 visas from their Diversity Immigrant Visa Program every year. The visa issued is called a Diversity Visa. This visa…

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Supreme Court Rules against Requiring Voters to Prove Citizenship

June 18, 2013

Retrieved from: In prior blog posts, we have written about Arizona immigration laws being struck down by the Supreme Court. On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled once again against Arizona, claiming the state may not require proof of citizenship from people seeking to vote in federal elections. Prior to the ruling, Arizona required people…

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Tattoo Checks & Visas

July 30, 2012

A young man from Colorado flew to his home country Mexico for an interview because of his application for U.S. permanent residency. Seven months later he couldn’t remigrate to the United States. His visa was denied because of several tattoos on his body. Some of the tattoos are associated with dangerous Mexican gangs. He loves…

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New USCIS Multilingual Resource Center Provides Immigration Infos in Up to 22 Different Languages

July 27, 2012

WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) yesterday launched its online Multilingual Resource Center, a new feature on The center provides a central location for USCIS resources in a variety of languages, to include – Haitian Creole, Polish and Vietnamese. Offering certain immigration application information in other languages helps ensure USCIS communicates across…

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Automatic Citizenship for Children Born Abroad

July 20, 2012

The Child Citizenship Act of 2000 permits foreign born (and adopted) children to acquire citizenship automatically under certain circumstances. The child must meet the following requirements to be eligible for automatic citizenship: Meet the definition of a “child” under immigration law;  Have at least one American citizen parent by birth or naturalization;  Be under 18…

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Obama Suspends Deportation of Eligible Young Undocumented Immigrants*

June 18, 2012

This past Friday, President Obama announced a new federal policy that will ease enforcement of immigration laws and allow an unprecedented number of undocumented immigrants to apply for work permits. The change in policy is estimated to affect as many as 800,000 immigrants nationwide, and just under 40,000 undocumented immigrants in North Carolina. Taking effect…

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ATTENTION: Less Than 10,000 H-1B Visas Available

June 12, 2012

USCIS As explained in previous FY 2013 H-1B cap count update, H-1B visa petitions are generally subject to the 65,000 H-1B numerical limitation (the “cap”). Some petitions, however, are exempt from the cap under the advanced degree exemption provided to the first 20,000 petitions filed for a beneficiary who has obtained a U.S. master’s degree…

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Law License to Illegal Immigrant?

June 12, 2012

Can an illegal immigrant become a lawyer? This is the question California’s Supreme Court deals with at the moment. Sergio C.Garcia is an illegal immigrant who was brought into the United States by his parents from Mexico at the age of 17 months. He attended college in Chico (Butte County, California) and works as a…

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Opponents of Alabama’s Immigration Laws Find New Ways to Appeal to Legislature

June 7, 2012

The Alabama Great Seal Civil rights and labor groups opposed to Alabama’s immigration law, known as HB 658, want to send a message to the Alabama Legislature. Since the legislature has been largely unresponsive to protests up to this point, opponents are finding another way to appeal to them – this time through their pocketbooks.…

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