Tag Archives: Visa

Reversal: Trump Administration Drops Proposed Restrictions on Online-Only Classes for Student Visa Holders

On July 6th, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) made a surprise announcement that new restrictions were being added to the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP). Without warning, the agency declared that F-1 students and M-1 students would not be allowed to remain in the United States if their school was going to online-only instruction …

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AP Report: Visa Lottery Winners Feel Cheated (And With Good Reason)

Through the visa diversity lottery, people from all over the world can apply for a green card to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis. It is sometimes referred to as winning a green card because the odds of success are so modest. With variation from country to country, the odds …

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Report: President Trump to Sign Order Restricting Certain Work Visa for the Remainder of 2020

According to a report from Wall Street Journal, President Trump announced that he will sign an executive order that will temporarily restrict a number of different employment visas, including H-1B visas, H-2B visas, L-1 visas, and J-1 visas. The temporary suspension—which is set to run until the end of 2020—will only apply to new employment …

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U Visa Petitions Dropped By 20 Percent in 2019—Activists Believe the Trump Administration is Largely to Blame

Also sometimes referred to as a ‘crime victim visa’, a U visa provides much needed immigration relief to certain crime victims who cooperate with law enforcement and prosecutors. The U visa helps to make our communities safer, as it creates a process that allows undocumented immigrants to work with law enforcement without fear of being …

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Four Things You Need to Know About O-1 Entertainment Visa Applications

Through an O-visa, individuals with extraordinary abilities or achievements may be eligible to get authorization to live and work in the United States. Indeed, O-1 visas are the primary employment immigration option used by people in the entertainment industry. As explained by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), there are two types of O-1 visas: …

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Investigative Report: H-1B Visa Denials Rates are Skyrocketing Under the Trump Administration

On December 2nd, 2019, Mother Jones published an investigative report on the legal barriers that the Trump Administration has put into place to make it more difficult for qualified applicants to obtain H-1B visas. While the steps that the administration is taking behind the scenes are somewhat unclear, the effects are not: H-1B visa applications …

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