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Avoiding The EB-5: Reliable Alternatives For Chinese Nationals

On its surface, the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program seems like a relatively straightforward pathway towards United States residency for Chinese nationals with enough capital to invest in U.S. economic projects. But for years it has been a magnet for fraudulent deals, all while being one of the most expensive visas to acquire in the U.S.…
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Knowledge is Power: Using FOIA To Obtain A Copy Of Your Immigration Records from DHS

Knowing the information a United States government agency has in your file is essential when applying for any kind of immigration benefit (citizenship, permanent residence,¬†asylum, nonimmigrant visa or visa status entry into the U.S.) or relief (fighting removal). The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the U.S. Department of State (DOS), the U.S. Department of…
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Clarifying The USCIS’s Marital Union Policy Update

Last October, USCIS updated Volume 12 of the policy manual to clarify the requirements under section 319(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). In a press release USCIS identified two highlights of the update: It clarifies that the applicant spouse and his or her U.S. citizen spouse must have been living in marital union…
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AIC Shares Research On U.S. Immigration Detention

On February 13th, the American Immigration Council (AIC) hosted a webinar titled¬†“The Other Walls for Immigrants: Understanding the United States’ Overreliance on Immigration Detention.” The online panel featured members of AIC sharing their research on immigration detention in the U.S. Tory Johnson, the Research Projects Manager at AIC, began the panel by presenting her findings…
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ICE Shares Tips For F-1 and M-1 International Students

On January 31st, U.S.¬†Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) shared a series of webpages for prospective and current F-1 and M-1 international students. The series includes advice for students wanting to maintain status, including how to work in the U.S. and qualify for vacations. Most notably, ICE offers clear direction for students who have completed their…
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