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3 Ways to Obtain Humanitarian Parole for US Entry

Humanitarian parole allows an individual, who is inadmissible, to enter into the United States for a limited period of time on grounds of compelling situations. The grant of parole is strictly regulated, and the Parolees are not necessarily provided with any immigration benefits.   Grant of Humanitarian Parole The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services […]

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What Are the Affidavit of Support Requirements for Green Cards?

Often we get this question: “If I want to apply for a Green card, what are the Affidavit of Support Requirements?” The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) generally requires a petitioner to file an Affidavit of Support, which ensures that the intending immigrant has a sufficient financial source and will not be a public […]

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Moving to the US from Canada? Know the tax issues

Below is a blog written by my colleague south of the border,Renea Glendinning, CPA of  Kerkering, Barberio & Co.  in Sarasota Florida. It is a great summary of the tax issues facing Canadians wishing to move to the US. Beyond just US immigration issues which are discussed extensively in our blogs, people wishing to immigrate […]

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Sponsoring a Relative to the US? New I-130 Centralized Filing Procedures – UPDATE

New Filing Procedures for US Relative Petitions Effective Aug. 15, 2011, US Petitioners residing in countries without USCIS offices must file their Form I-130, Petition for an Alien Relative, with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) lockbox facility in Chicago. This change makes the filing process more efficient and gives USCIS greater flexibility in […]

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Clarifying the Notion of Dual-Intent US Visas

Some US Visas Denied Many foreign nationals seeking non-immigrant visas are unclear about the “presumption of immigrant intent” and are consequently denied their visas because they are unable to prove their temporary nature of their stay in the U.S. Why are the majority of non-immigrant visas denied? What must a foreign national know when seeking […]

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Once again the US Government must save Alabama from itself: Anti-Immigration Law Harshest to date

US Government to Challenge Alabama’s Immigration Law as Unconstitutional  In 1970 Neil Young released a song entitled “Southern Man”, a scathing critique of racism directed towards Blacks in the American South.  Forty-one years later the marginalized group has changed but the tune sadly remains the same. Yesterday morning US District judge Blackburn heard the US […]

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What Arizona Immigration Law? Alabama passes even worse US immigration law

New US immigration law may make life miserable for illegal immigrants The Federal government intervened and amended the super-strict Arizona immigration law before it passed last summer removing the parts of the law that unfairly targeted minorities living in the state. Initially, the law gave power to law enforcement that would allow them to stop […]

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US Immigration Service welcomes new American Citizens for 4th of July

By Danille Grbic U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) celebrates America’s 235th birthday by welcoming more than 24,000 new citizens during naturalization ceremonies which started on June 27 and leading up to Independence Day on July 4. Eight of the approximately 350 ceremonies across the United States and overseas are being held specifically for members […]

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US Immigration Law update: The DREAM Act fails to pass

Senate blocks The DREAM Act The DREAM Act (Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act) is designed to provide a path for legal status to people who came to the United States illegally as children. It passed through the House of Representatives in November of this year, but did not have the number of […]

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American permanent resident facing deportation to Canada

30-year old crime leads to deportation for Canadian A man born in Canada who moved to the United States as a child is facing deportation to Canada because he stole a tape deck in 1978. Mike Burrows hasn’t been to Canada in 50 years and has no living family or friends in Calgary, where he […]

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Original Content vs. News Feeds in Immigration Blogs and Twitter

What sets our Immigration Blog apart from the rest? Many of you may have noticed that we don’t link to immigration news feeds. On occasion we link to immigration news stories published online but we never just “link and leave”. Anyone can do that. Without naming names, we have observed a proliferation of blogs and […]

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US Candidate disputes knowing that her housekeeper was illegal in the US

A United States nominee for Governor of California, who has staunch views on denying benefits for illegal immigrants, has been found to have hired an illegal immigrant as her housekeeper from 2000 to 2009 Meg Whitman, a Republican candidate, has stated that she was previously unaware of her housekeeper’s status in the US because the […]

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Immigration Blogs going Mobile. Follow us on your Phone!

We are pleased to announce that Niren and Associates Immigration Blog has gone Mobile! We can now post our immigration and visa blogs via Blackberry. So wherever we are, if there is important immigration and visa news, we can share it with you instantaneously. More importantly YOU can now access and follow our blogs on […]

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Our Canadian and US Immigration Blog is now on Technorati!

Our Canadian and US Immigration Blog is making waves on the net. We are now registered with Technorati.We look forward to bringing you more and more relevant information about Canadian and US Immigration and Visa news.   2zgdu3vei8

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US Immigration Policies set for Change under New Obama Administration

US Immigration action plan from President Obama released President Obama recently released an “action plan” for his approach to US immigration law and policies. While it appears that he may be taking a hard look at  NAFTA, it seems that, in the near future, US Immigration regulations may be relaxed for foreign skilled workers who now experience […]

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