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 […]

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 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 […]

Canada’s Visa Sponsorship Form Tagged “Discriminatory”

Canada’s Visa Sponsorship Form Tagged “Discriminatory”

Hundreds of immigrants in Canada are expressing their disappointment and frustration over an online visa application form with which they could sponsor either their parents or grandparents to migrate to Canada. The form which was available on the first-come-first-served basis was branded “discriminatory” by unhappy applicants as it was available online for less than 10 minutes. […]

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 […]

The US and UK to Ban Nigerians who will Rig Elections

The US and UK to Ban Nigerians who will Rig Elections

Nigeria’s 2019 general elections are fast-approaching, and the US and the UK have threatened to impose a visa ban on any Nigerian that will be involved in rigging the election or any violent acts during the election. Both countries made their intentions known via separate emails sent on Thursday, stating that they are in favor […]

Canada’s Minimum Required Settlement Fund Increased

Canada’s Minimum Required Settlement Fund Increased

There has been a slight increase to the required settlement funds affected by the Government of Canada for candidates by about 1.5% per family. The Government urges applicants to ensure that the change is visible in their profiles. Individuals who migrate to Canada alone would have their minimum settlement funds increased from $12,474 to $12,669. […]

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 […]

America’s Visa Loss Becomes a Brain Gain for Canada

America’s Visa Loss Becomes a Brain Gain for Canada

Kollol Das, an engineer from Bangalore, was in August this year, contemplating which of his two employment offers to go for. Das has years of experience in the mobile industry and got two job offers from two companies in the US and Canada respectively. His job offer from the US came from a startup in […]

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