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What is the Importance of P-1, P-2, and P-3 Visas?

The United States government offers different types of visas to allow immigrants to apply for temporary or permanent residence in the country. Anyone interested in applying for permanent status has to apply for a U.S. immigrant visa, and those seeking a temporary stay may qualify to apply for a non-immigrant visa. The visas start with different letters of the alphabet and numbers,

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What Resources Do Immigrants Have When Facing Domestic Violence?

Immigrants are not immune to the threat of domestic violence. Just like other populations, they can fall victim to abusers in their own households. Unfortunately, they can be even more vulnerable because they are separated from other family and friends, and many do not speak English. This makes it particularly hard to seek the resources that can help. Not understanding how U.S.

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Hotel Rooms Used to Detain Migrant Children

In March 2020, U.S. officials started using hotels to detain unaccompanied children for days before deportation. According to the Trump administration, they implemented this practice in light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Rather than detaining children in shelters that provided schools and other services, the usual asylum procedures were not followed.

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What is a K-1 Visa?

A K-1 visa allows the fiancé(e) of a U.S. citizen to enter the country assuming the two get married within 90 days upon entering. Given the primary beneficiary of the visa, many refer to it as a fiancé(e) visa. After the two are married, the couple can then apply for permanent residency. The citizen need-not live in the continental U.S.

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What are the New Rules for the H-1B Visa Program? 

The U.S. Department of Labor’s H-1B program was created in 1990. It is a temporary visa category that allows companies to petition for educated, skilled foreign professionals to work in specialty occupations that need a bachelor’s degree. Categories that generally qualify include engineering, medical sciences, technology, and mathematics. The first stage of an initial H-1B classification was originally three years,

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How are Sanctuary Cities Reacting to Recent ICE Raids?

In late September, The Washington Post reported that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) would be increasing enforcement in three different sanctuary cities before the upcoming presidential election. This information was shared by U.S. officials, who preferred to remain anonymous. This so-called sanctuary op may be taking place soon in Philadelphia and Denver. Called an immigration enforcement blitz,

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