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L1 Visa Applicants: Are You Exempt From Trump’s Travel Ban?

The Trump Administration recently enacted several exceptions to the work visa ban for migrants whose arrival is deemed in the […]

Diversity Visa Program: Scammers Are Posing as the U.S. Government

Scammers are contacting Diversity Visa applicants posing as immigration officials to extract payment from them, warns the State Department. The […]

Spouses Can Still Get Visas Despite Visa Ban

The U.S. State Department recently clarified that the visa ban instituted by the Trump Administration earlier this year does not […]

Is Trump Relaxing the Rules for H-1B Visas?

The Trump Administration relaxed the rules for qualifying H-1B visa holders and their families, allowing them to enter the U.S. […]

Could the Trump Administration Use COVID-19 to Halt Legal Immigration?

Only five days before the deadline, USCIS canceled employee furloughs that would have cut back nearly 70% of its workforce. […]

How Trump’s Visa Ban Is Impacting Immigrant Healthcare Professionals

On June 22, 2020, President Trump issued Proclamation 10052, which severely restricted entry to the U.S. for certain immigrants, including […]

What the Phased Resumption of Visa Services Could Mean to You

As of July, the State Department stated that it would begin resuming routine visa services at embassies and consulates. In […]

Is an Increase in Merit-Based Immigration on the Horizon?

The Trump Administration is working to establish a merit-based immigration system in the United States. The new system would be […]

What You Should Know About the L-1 Visa

The L-1 visa is a nonimmigrant (temporary) solution for companies looking to transfer foreign personnel to a subsidiary or parent […]