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President Trump Suffers Another Defeat – Next Stop, The Supreme Court


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President Trump’s second attempt to prevent people from Muslim countries from traveling to the U.S. suffers another defeat. The executive order which is a “watered down” version of the first travel ban that was announced shortly after President Trump was sworn is dead in the water. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s temporary injunction of the travel ban. About the Ruling The Fourth Circuit…

New York Sanctuary Cities: Zero Tolerance and the Upcoming Battle


Sanctuary cities are cities, counties, or states with active policies that limit cooperation with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Sanctuary states include New Mexico, Connecticut, Colorado, and California. New York sanctuary cities include Ithaca, New York City, Rochester, and Syracuse. Certain states have outlawed sanctuary cities. Georgia did so in 2009. In 2016, Georgia also put into effect laws that demand local governments to abide by federal…

Business Immigration: How to Do It Legally


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Given the new immigration landscape, it is probably best that you do some research before applying for business immigration. Today we are going to cover all of the business immigration visas. Having more knowledge about how the U.S. immigration system works, could help you obtain a visa. Did you know that there are over 20 types of non-immigrant visas? Ten of those are specifically for business. E-1 Treaty…

3 of the Most Common Ways People Immigrate Illegally


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What is Illegal Immigration? When foreign nationals enter the United States in the violation of U.S. immigration laws, it is considered illegal immigration. This type of migration includes both people who enter the United States without explicit permission (for instance, a visa) or if they enter the country lawfully, but stay beyond the authorized amount of time permitted to them. In 2016, the illegal immigrant population in America…

H-1B Visa Applications Are Grinding to a Halt as President Trump Changes Policies


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Looking Abroad for Talent Sometimes a company can’t find the right person to fill a position. They advertise and try to headhunt talent from other local businesses. They interview candidate after candidate, and the company can’t find the right person. So, what can this company do? They broaden their search to another city, and sometimes this search leads to cities in other countries. The education and experience necessary…

Puerto Rican Migration to New York: A Love Story


Puerto Ricans are one of the few groups of people that have both immigrated and migrated to the United States. After the Spanish-American war in 1898, some Puerto Ricans immigrated to the U.S. At this time Puerto Rico changed hands from Spain to the U.S. However, Puerto Ricans still needed passports to travel to the United States. Laws made the Puerto Rican migration to New York impossible at…

More Immigration Judges Headed to Speed up New York Deportations


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With every news cycle, the threat that faces illegal immigrants gets more and more real. Last month President Trump announced plans to increase the amount of ICE raids in New York City. He has since followed through with that plan. The result was more than 600 arrests in one week, nationwide. He also announced his intentions to triple the number of ICE agents. A new plan is in…

How New York Immigration Will Change Under a Trump Administration


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Immigration has drastically changed in the past few months. Donald Trump has done several things that have and will continue to change New York Immigration. To help you prepare for some of these changes, here’s a look at how Trump’s actions will affect immigration in New York and what that means for you. New York as a Melting Pot Immigrants built the US, and New York is no…

5 Ways to Prevent Deportation


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The Best Defenses Against Deportation Currently, deportation is a hot button topic in the country. President Trump ran a campaign that centered around deporting illegal immigrants and securing the countries borders. Over the last month, this has become the focal point of his administration. By some estimates, there are currently 11 million undocumented immigrants that could be at risk of deportation. This has caused an enormous amount of…

American Work Visa Education: The 11 Types of Temporary US Visas


American Work Visa & Travel Visa Types To enter the United States, you need the appropriate work or travel visa. There are various types of visas, each with their specific entry requirements. If you plan to travel to America, the following are the types of visas you may apply for to enter the country.   B-1/B-2 Tourist/Visitor Visas The the most common type of visitor or tourist visa,…

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