Month: December 2012

Russia’s Controversial Anti-US Adoption Bill

According to the anti US adoption bill signed by the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, American citizens will be barred from adopting children from Russia. This law is likely to affect several US citizens who are looking forward to adopt children from Russia. According to the US Department of State, US citizens have adopted more than …

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USCIS has Extended the TPS Re-registration Period for Haitians

USCIS has now extended the TPS re-registration period and USCIS will accept petitions filed by eligible Haitian nationals who wish to maintain their temporary protected status in America for 18 more months, through 29th January, 2013. Earlier USCIS announced that the applications for re-registration must be filed on or before November 30, 2012 and now, …

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ICE will not Renew the 287(g) Program

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, has announced that it will not renew programs like 287(g) and other agreements with the local and state law enforcement authorities, that will expire on December 31, 2012. According to this announcement, ICE will get rid of the program that allows the law enforcement officials to enforce immigration laws. At …

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Why Do Chinese Immigrate to America?

While most Americans are not happy with the quality of education in America, Chinese say that they immigrate to America to find better schools for their children. According to Chinese International Migration’s report, citizens of China immigrate to the United States, in more numbers and around 90,000 Chinese, had received their Green Cards, in 2011. …

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CIVIC Aims to End the Separation of Detained Immigrants

At present, there are around 32,000 immigrants in US immigration detention and most of them are separated from their families and their children. In order to help such individuals, Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement, has organized National Visitation Month of Action and various communities across the country have decided to join CIVIC and …

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USCIS Upgrades E-Request and Case Status Services

In order to enhance its services, USCIS has expanded two services, the E-Request service and the Case Status Service. Case status service, allows the USCIS customers to check the status of the applications that they had filed. Similarly, the e-Request service, allows the customers to make inquiries electronically, about the immigration petitions that they had …

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US Army Program Allows Immigrants to Obtain US Citizenship

A program that would allow the immigrants with medical and language skills, to join the US Army was launched by the US Army in the year 2009. Such immigrants who enlist will also become eligible for US citizenship, by the end of their ten-week training period. Around 1,000 immigrants joined the US Army and many …

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Contact the USCIS to Change Your Immigration Status

USCIS is the Federal Agency that deals with immigration. If you are an international student or an exchange visitor, you will have to contact the USCIS for information about the US immigration process. Similarly, if you need to change your immigration status while in the United States on some other visa or if you need …

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Will the United States Legalize the Stateless People?

Stateless people in the United States believe that President Obama will provide them a path to citizenship, in his second term. There are more than 4,000 people in America who are stateless and the immigration advocates say that the United States, will legalize the stateless in the country. If the United States provides pathways to …

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New USCIS Immigrant Fee for Immigrant Visa Applicants

USCIS has announced that the agency will collect immigrant fees from the foreign nationals who are looking forward to obtain US Green Cards. According to an announcement from the USCIS, starting from 3rd February, 2013, a foreign national who is applying for lawful status in the United States will have to pay $165, as USCIS …

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