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U.S. Immigration Opens More Opportunities for New Zealand Businesspeople and Investors

On Aug. 1, 2018, President Donald Trump signed the bipartisan bill S. 2245, “Knowledgeable Innovators and Worth Investors Act” (KIWI Act), into law, allowing New Zealand nationals to enter the U.S. under the E-1 Treaty Trader and E-2 Treaty Investor visas. This is a big step in business relations between the U.S. and New Zealand,…
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Your Resource for Quick 8-Minute Immigration Overviews

U.S. immigration is currently going through one of the most difficult times in recent U.S. history, featuring new zero-tolerance policies and extreme vetting. Thankfully, resources like the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), a national non-profit association consisting of immigration attorneys and law professors, can help you keep up with hot topics in U.S. immigration. Each…
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How to Determine When Your Immigration Petition or Application will be Processed

New automated pilot methodology It’s a common and frustrating issue when the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) gives you an estimated processing time for your immigration petition/application and it ends up being several months off. Inconsistent filing times are inconvenient for applicants who are planning to travel outside the United States and must wait…
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Tougher Vetting for U.S. Visa Applicants

“The United States has one of the most stringent visa application processes in the world. The need for tightening the application process further is really unknown and unclear.” –  Babak Yousefzadeh, President of the Iranian American Bar Association   On May 23rd, the Office of Management and Budget, under the Trump Administration, approved a more…
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NAFSA 2017: Programming for International Students In and After F-1

Presented by Lisa Scott at the 2017 NAFSA  Annual Conference.