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April Visa Bulletin: What Are the Big Changes?

bigstock-Avatar-people-in-the-form-of-s-84717698-1-1-825x510.jpgThe U.S. State Department recently released the April Visa Bulletin for this year. Every month, a visa bulletin is released that provides important information about filing dates for immigrants that are attempting to get an Adjustment of Status. The bulletin helps summarize the availability for immigrants numbers during April for "Final Action Dates" as well, which help inform immigrant visa applicants of when they should assemble and submit the appropriate documents to the National Visa Center.

Why Are Big Companies Supporting Dreamers?

smile-1436273-1.jpgThe Trump administration has made another move that will change the way immigration works moving forward. In September, it was announced that the administration would end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA. However, officials haven't completely shut the door on Dreamers, as Congress was given a six-month deadline to come up with a solution to save some 690,000 DACA recipients from deportation. Now, as law makers try to put together a solution, the business sector is chipping in by supporting Dreamers during this complex process.

Why Are Big Companies Supporting Dreamers?

The Trump administration has made another move that will change the way immigration works moving forward. In September, it was announced that the administration would end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA. However, officials haven't completely shut the door on Dreamers, as Congress was given a six-month deadline to come up with a solution to save some 690,000 DACA recipients from deportation. Now, as law makers try to put together a solution, the business sector is chipping in by supporting Dreamers during this complex process.

Trump Administration Attacks Immigration Policy

white-house-1225488-1-1.jpgIt's no secret that the Trump administration has been cracking down on immigration, but some may be surprised at the extra hoops being added to the legal immigration policy. The paperwork for legal immigration is being doubled, tripled, or even more. Worse, the new forms and documents have incredibly vague yet complex questions.

Trump's Travel Ban: Who is Affected?

bigstock-NEW-YORK-SEPTEMBER-Overv-108351995-1-825x510.jpgAfter lower courts repeatedly shot down Donald Trump's travel ban for unfairly targeting Muslims from certain countries, the Supreme Court allowed a revised version as of Monday, June 26, 2016. The decision all but allows Trump to now boast a victory. The travel ban affects travelers from six countries that are predominantly Muslim.

There Is No Immediate Need To Plan A Move To Canada

Trump was elected President and the Republicans control both the House and the Senate. Immigrants are wondering, "What does this mean for me?" Before I explain that, let me say this first -there is no reason to push the panic button. America may have lost but you have not. To begin with, Trump cannot change/repeal Congressional Law. Employment and Family based visas derive their authority from the Immigration and Nationality Act and it is extremely unlikely that those will be repealed. The areas that are likely to get impacted are those immigration benefits/relief that were implemented via Executive Action like DACA, the H-4 EAD. A Trump Presidency means three things for Immigration:

Visa Bulletin Jumps in September 2013

The month of August was a great time for those who applied in the Family-based 2A category (spouses and children of legal permanent residents) as we have previously discussed here. It looks like USCIS has continued pushing visa applications along and have made more categories current.

Sanctions for Immigration Noncompliance

Congress' power over immigration is plenary, meaning it is absolute. This attitude towards immigration has been deeply embedded into the immigration system for at least a century. Although a variety of exceptions, waivers, and exemptions exist in the immigration system, both individuals and employers ought to be wary of the devastating consequences for not complying with immigration regulations. This article will explore just some of the noncompliance issues employers may face.

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