The President’s Immigration Reform Plan

President Barack Obama unveiled the basic outline of his immigration reform plan tonight. A few things, such as employment authorization for H-4 dependent spouses, as well as the expansion of the DACA program to include parents of United States citizens and permanent residents, will likely go into effect within the next 3-6 months. The rest, as outlined below, will be subject to rulemaking and...
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President Obama’s Immigration Reform Plan to be Announced Thursday Night

President Barack Obama will unveil his immigration reform plan on Thursday evening at 8 pm.  The plan could potentially affect millions of undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States. In a video posted on his Facebook page, Obama said, “Everybody agrees that our immigration system is broken. Unfortunately, Washington has allowed the problem to fester for far too long. ...
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U.S. and China Extend Visas for Students, Tourists and Business Travelers

The United States will begin issuing visas in accordance with a new reciprocal arrangement on November 12, 2014. Chinese applicants who qualify for a B-category nonimmigrantAn alien who seeks temporary entry to the United States for a specific purpose. The alien must have a permanent residence abroad (for most classes of admission) and qualify for the nonimmigrant classification sought. The...
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USCIS To Transfer Some I-751 Cases from Vermont to California

USCIS recently began transferring some I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions on Residency casework from the Vermont Service Center to the California Service Center to balance workloads. If USCIS transferred your case, they will send you a transfer notice. Your original receipt number will not change and the transfer will not delay the processing of your case. Please note: The words “Case Type:...
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