Democrats Demand Detention of Immigrants with A Criminal Record

Democrats Demand Detention of Immigrants with A Criminal Record

The United States may face another partial government shutdown as talks between the Democrats and the Republicans in the Congress stalls ahead of Friday deadline. On January 25, a record-breaking partial government shutdown that lasted 35 days was called off when President Trump approved a three-week window of discussions in the hope of reaching a […]

US Now Prefers Masters Degree Holders for H-1B Visa

US Now Prefers Masters Degree Holders for H-1B Visa

The government of the United States has made some changes to the guidelines of their H-1B visa scheme. This new guideline has placed a priority on technology professionals who are high-skilled and who have a master’s degree from a university in the US over entry-level professionals from third world countries. These new changes are likely […]

Is Ghana’s Visa Ban by the US Really Ghana’s Fault?

Is Ghana’s Visa Ban by the US Really Ghana’s Fault?

The government of the United States in its defense of the categories of visas, on which they recently imposed restrictions, has blamed their action on the unwillingness of the Ghanaian government to cooperate in meeting the requirements of international deportation. Stephanie Sullivan, America’s ambassador to Ghana, said in a press conference that the Ghanaian government […]

USA: Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders Soon to be Out of Job

USA: Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders Soon to be Out of Job

In the coming weeks, the US Department of Homeland Security — DHS for short — may release a proposed regulation to revoke the Employment Authorisation Document (EAD) for spouses of H-1B visa holders. By implication, this is going to happen before the earlier scheduled deadline of March 28 by which time, the DHS is expected […]

US Imposes a Visa Restriction on Ghanaians

US Imposes a Visa Restriction on Ghanaians

All countries that signed the UN Convention on International Civil Aviation has an obligation to issue to its citizens, all the relevant travel documents under removal orders given by another country. Section 243(d) of America’s Immigration and Nationality Act states that when a country is adamant in denying or delaying without reason, in accepting the […]

US Visa Fraud Suspects Allegedly Fall to Govt’s Trap

US Visa Fraud Suspects Allegedly Fall to Govt’s Trap

In order to apprehend suspects who allegedly recruit undocumented immigrants using student visas as their permit to stay in the US, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement created a fake university around Detroit as a trap to catch these suspects. On Monday, up to 8 suspects were charged for “harboring aliens for profit“ and for suspicion […]

Polymer Certificates Required for US Immigrant Visa

Polymer Certificates Required for US Immigrant Visa

Do you have dreams of migrating to the US? Starting February 1, this year, the US Embassy in Trinidad and Tobago now requires all citizens of Trinidad and Tobago applying for any US immigrant visa to present a computer-generated polymer birth certificate. This update was made public on the official Twitter page of the Embassy […]

Philippines to Appeal Trump’s 1-Year Ban on Work Visas

Philippines to Appeal Trump’s 1-Year Ban on Work Visas

The Philippines has requested for more info on the decision of the Trump administration to enforce a 1-year ban on new Filipino workers coming into the country. If the reason for the ban turns out to be baseless, the Philippine government might have to appeal the ban. If the US continues with its plan to […]

America Bans Filipinos with H2-A and H-2B Visas

America Bans Filipinos with H2-A and H-2B Visas

The US has banned citizens of the Philippines who want to enter the US via the H-2A and H-2B visa schemes following the increase in cases of Filipinos who overstayed their visas as well as cases of human trafficking. The GMA released a report which revealed that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would not […]

US Shutdown Results Cancellation of 40,000 Immigration Hearings

US Shutdown Results Cancellation of 40,000 Immigration Hearings

The ongoing shutdown of government by the Trump administration has led to the straining of the country’s immigration system and thus the cancellation of more than 40,000 immigration court hearing. Meanwhile, the Pentagon is pumping out funds to extend military troops to the US-Mexico border. The troops are being extended because of the partial shutdown […]

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