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ICE quarterly international student data: academic, vocational, and STEM enrollments soar

ICE quarterly international student data: academic, vocational, and STEM enrollments soar

December 09, 2016

New data from the US Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) reveals that the total number of international students across 8,697 schools in the country has reached the 1.23 million mark, up by 2.9 percent from November 15 of the previous year.
USCIS announces publication of revised Employment Eligibility Verification form

USCIS announces publication of revised Employment Eligibility Verification form

November 21, 2016

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has published the revised version of Form 1-9, Employment Verification Form. Starting January 22, 2017, the revised form will be mandatory, but the current form with a revision date of March 8, 2013, will still be accepted until that time.
What’s in store for US immigration after Trump’s victory?

What’s in store for US immigration after Trump’s victory?

November 11, 2016

Donald Trump has won the presidency and both parties are right: it’s time to think about healing and immediately unifying a divided nation. But it would be hard to deny that the incoming president’s platform centers, if not leans totally, on immigration. Another fact is that the Republican Party has reassured control over the Senate and the Congress, which means that the president-elect’s future policies could easily gain support and become actual laws.
USCIS releases ‘final’ ruling on immigration benefit application and petition fees

USCIS releases ‘final’ ruling on immigration benefit application and petition fees

November 02, 2016

According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the latest adjustments on immigration benefit application and petition fees are “final” and therefore executory.
A quick look at Trump’s and Clinton’s immigration policies

A quick look at Trump’s and Clinton’s immigration policies

November 02, 2016

It’s undeniable that the two leading presidential candidates’ positions on immigration will directly affect not only the US economy but foreign nationals as well.
10-year Chinese Passport holders with business and tourist visa need valid EVUS to enter US

10-year Chinese Passport holders with business and tourist visa need valid EVUS to enter US

October 31, 2016

According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), all Chinese passport holders with a 10-year B-1/B-2 visa are required to have a valid Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) enrolment if they plan to visit the United States.

US Department State rolls out ‘no glasses’ policy

US Department State rolls out ‘no glasses’ policy

October 31, 2016

Starting November 1, 2016, the US Department of State will carry out its “no eyeglasses” policy across all government passport agencies.

US Consulate General in Vancouver now accepts Initial H-1B visa from Third Country Nationals

US Consulate General in Vancouver now accepts Initial H-1B visa from Third Country Nationals

October 31, 2016

According to a new statement by the US Consulate General in Vancouver, Canada, it will now accept nonimmigrant visa applications for third country nationals (TCN) applying for their first H-1B visas.

The Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery Only Accepting Electronic Applications

The Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery Only Accepting Electronic Applications

September 27, 2016

The U.S Department of State has announced that the impending Diversity Visa (DV-2018) Lottery will now be accepting applications electronically from noon Oct 4, 2016, until noon Nov 7, 2016, EDT.

USCIS Proposes Parole for International Entrepreneurs

USCIS Proposes Parole for International Entrepreneurs

August 31, 2016

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has proposed a rule allowing certain foreign entrepreneurs to stay in the United States to start or grow their businesses.