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Roma Actor May Miss Oscars After Being Denied U.S. Visa

A Spanish language drama film written and directed by the Academy Award winner Alfonso Cuarón, Roma follows the life of a live-in housekeeper of a middle-class family in a working-class district of Mexico City. Groundbreaking because it is a foreign language film that was originally released on Netflix, Roma has received wide praise. The New…

Understanding the Trump Administration’s Harsh New Policy on Student Visa Violations

In August of 2018, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued an updated policy memorandum pertaining to student visa violations. Under this draconian new Administration policy, student visa holders will now be given significantly less leeway when it comes to minor violations of the terms of their visa. In this article, our top-rated Los…

Common Obstacles to Obtaining U.S. Citizenship

According to research conducted by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), around 1.3 million foreign born individuals move into the U.S. each year. While not all migrants are interested in ultimately obtaining American citizenship, many of them are. The good news is that getting U.S. citizenship is a possibility for many people who have entered the…

State Department May Revoke Visa for DUI Arrest without Determination of Guilt

Under the American system of justice, individuals are supposed to be entitled to a presumption of innocence. To be convicted of a crime, you must be found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Unfortunately, things can be far more complicated for nonimmigrant visa holders. In fact, in some cases, adverse action may be taken against visa…

Common Jobs Held By Immigrants in the United States

Recently, Voice of America (VOA) produced a series of maps and charts that showed the wide variety of jobs that are commonly held by immigrants throughout the country. VOA put together this information using a study conducted by the Minnesota Population Center. One particularly interesting map displays the most common job held by immigrants in…

Adjustment of Status: 7 Things You Need to Know About Getting a Green Card Through Marriage

Los Angeles is a city that offers a lot of excitement - there’s always something new to explore. And maybe while you explore the city, you happen to meet someone. You go on a few dates to the Hollywood Bowl or the Santa Monica Pier, and as time goes on, you realize you’re falling in…

Who Are Los Angeles Immigrants?

While Los Angeles is the nation’s second largest city, it contains the country’s largest immigrant population. According to data provided by the California Immigration Policy Center (CIPC), 35 percent of all Los Angeles County residents are immigrants. That means that approximately 3.4 million immigrants live in Los Angeles County. Our vibrant immigrant population ensures that…