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DACA Lives: Federal Judge Allows Initial DACA Applications to Resume, Pending DHS Response

This past Tuesday U.S. District Judge John D. Bates spoke out against the Trump Administration's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Bates stated that the decision to end the program is “unlawful” and “virtually unexplained.” He is the third judge to speak out against the Trump Administration alongside of New York and California judges demanding that the program continues to persist. DACA provides individuals who were brought to the United States as children the opportunity to legally work, obtain in-state tuition, get a driver’s license and reside in the United States. “Each day that the agency delays is a day that aliens who might otherwise be eligible for initial g

Unchecked Authority: Expedited Removals Explained

Expedited removal is a process that was created in 1996 allowing low-level immigration officers deport non-citizens without going through the removal process. Immigration officers can target individuals who are undocumented or have committed small offenses and automatically deport them right at the scene. Individuals can also be deported when they arrive at the border without documents or if they are apprehended within two weeks of arrival in 100 miles of the Mexican or Canadian border. The general law states that this process is only applicable to Mexican and Canadian nationals who have a history of criminal or immigration violations or any other individual who is crossing through Mexico or

The Impossible Visa: How the H-1B Visa Works Today

What does a foreign worker have to show in order to be allowed to come to the United States to work on an H-1B visa? The distribution process of H-1B visas is very selective. H-1B applicants must be petitioned for by an employer and employed on a temporary basis of 3 years and up to 6 years. To be eligible for an H-1B visa, the applicant must have a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent work experience and knowledge in the field at hand. The jobs that are available for H-1B visa holders are specialty occupations such as those in engineering, mathematics, and technology. Many H-1B workers come to the United States and work on state of the art projects that can change the future of modern sector

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