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  • Article: The National Park Service Warns Border Wall Construction Could Destroy 22 Archaeological Sites By Melissa Cruz

    The National Park Service Warns Border Wall Construction Could Destroy 22 Archaeological Sites by Melissa Cruz In the Trump administration’s rush to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, 22 archaeological sites could be damaged or entirely destroyed. This warning comes from an internal National Park Service report that details how new border fencing, bulldozers, excavators, and Border Patrol four-wheelers could irrevocably harm ancient remnants of Native American tribes as w...
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  • Article: Major changes announced — then pulled? — for E2 and E1 visas for French nationals By Paul Monson

    Major changes announced — then pulled? — for E2 and E1 visas for French nationals by Paul Monson, Managing Director and Partner - Joorney Over the last month, French nationals on E1 and E2 visas have been taken for a roller coaster ride after the announcement of major changes to the validity period for those business visas. In August, the U.S. Department of State had announced changes in the E1 and E2 visa programs for French nationals that would reduce the validity period for tho...
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  • Article: Diversity Visa Lottery Update By By Bernard Wolfsdorf and Naveen Rahman Bhora

    Diversity Visa Lottery Update by Bernard Wolfsdorf and Naveen Rahman Bhora Almost anyone who has completed the equivalent of a U.S. high school education, or has worked for at least two years within the last five in a qualifying occupation, is eligible to enter the Department of State’s annual visa lottery program which issues 50,000 green cards to persons from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the U.S.  Once selected in the drawing, “winners” must ac...
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  • Article: Deporting Immigrants Does Not Lower Crime, According to Study By Walter Ewing

    Deporting Immigrants Does Not Lower Crime, According to Study by Walter Ewing The mass deportation of immigrants from the United States under the Secure Communities program has had no appreciable impact on local crime rates. Why? Because most of the immigrants being deported do not have serious criminal records. That is the simple yet powerful conclusion of a recent study from the University of California, Davis. The study examines the relationship between depor...
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  • Article: Federal Court blocks Trump effort to detain children indefinitely By Peter Schey

    Federal Court blocks Trump effort to detain children indefinitely by Peter Schey Dear advocates and those interested in President Trump's detention ...
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  • Article: Trump Administration Considers Lowering the Refugee Cap to Zero By Katy Murdza

    Trump Administration Considers Lowering the Refugee Cap to Zero by Katy Murdza The Trump administration is considering decreasing the maximum number of refugees accepted into the United States to 10,000 and as possibly low as zero, administration officials confirmed last week. Each year, the president determines the refugee cap or ceiling, the maximum number of people who can be admitted under the United States Refugee Admission Program (USRAP). President Trump is required to consu...
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  • Article: Congress Is About To End Immigration Of Skilled Workers In The Us By Ira J. Kurzban

    Congress Is About To End Immigration Of Skilled Workers In The Us by Ira J. Kurzban At the same time the Trump White House is crushing the hopes and aspirations of asylum seekers and those seeking a better life in. the U.S. through illegal practices and policies, the Congress is about to seriously disrupt, if not end, immigration of high skilled workers into the U.S. for the foreseeable future. And they are doing it without every having a ...
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  • Article: Musings on the October 2019 State Department Visa Bulletin in Light of the Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act By Cyrus Mehta

    Musings on the October 2019 State Department Visa Bulletin in Light of the Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act by Cyrus Mehta The State Department Visa Bulletin for October 2019 reflects forward movement as anticipated with the beginning of the federal fiscal year, except for the employment-based first preference (EB-1). It also does not look promising for many EB categories involving India.  According to Charlie Oppenheim, there is normally full recovery or almost full recovery of the Final Action Date...
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  • Article: The Exchange of a Condo for an EB-5 Visa: Important Warning to EB-5 Investors By Michael Harris

    The Exchange of a Condo for an EB-5 Visa: Important Warning to EB-5 Investors by Michael Harris In today’s EB-5 landscape, individuals are usually seeking EB-5 projects that are likely to return their capital to them when their EB-5 process is over. Many investors will choose a “loan-based” project which allows their funds to be pooled together into a special purpose vehicle (“SPV”) and then loaned to a developer. Traditionally, this has meant that the loan issued by the SPV...
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  • Article: Amended HR 1044 In S.386 Happening Now Amid A Flood Of Concerns By Alan Lee, Esq.*

    Amended HR 1044 In S.386 Happening Now Amid A Flood Of Concerns by Alan Lee, Esq. S.386 based on amended HR 1044, the “Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019”, appears on study to make visa number allocation changes in the EB-2 advanced degree and EB-3 skilled workers/ professionals/other worker categories benefiting only the India-born. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) moved for a unanimous vote in the Senate on September 19th (it previously passed the House) and although rebuffe...
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