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President Trump Limits Asylum Cases

President Trump is taking his hardest stance on immigration to date. Using his authority under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to remove immigrant eligibility to apply for asylum the immigrant crossed the U.S. southern boarder illegally. The INA allows the President to suspend until he considers necessary the admission “of any aliens or of…
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USCIS issuing more Notices to Appear (NTAs)

USCIS announced that starting November 19 it may issue Notices to Appear (NTAs — the first step in the deportation process) based on the denial of the following cases: ¬†T visa petitions; U and U-1 visa petitions; I-360 petitions for Amerasian/Widows/Widowers; Special Immigrant petitions (including¬†Violence Against Women Act self-petitions and Special Immigrant Juvenile petitions); I-730…
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The Lottery: The struggle of international students

The Lottery: The Struggle of International Students The Lottery Work visas have become one of the biggest obstacles for international students, especially under Trump’s executive order, “Buy American, Hire American.” The policy protects American workers’ employment. However, it’s a loss to companies who trained and invested in talented international workers. The chance of getting a…
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F-1 student “Cap-gap” only valid through Sep. 30

F-1 student “Cap-gap” only valid through Sep. 30 If you are in F-1 status and have a pending cap-gap H-1B petition, stop working; continuing to work risks your lawful presence in the U.S. Here’s why: The F-1 student “cap-gap” expired on Sep. 30, meaning that if you have a pending H-1B petition as of Oct.…
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Homeland Security will begin issuing Notices to Appear for certain immigration cases

Homeland Security will begin issuing Notices to Appear for certain immigration cases The Department of Homeland Security will begin issuing Notices to Appear (NTA) in certain immigrant visa petitions including but not limited to Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, and Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status. NTAs are the…
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