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November 2018 Archives

Immigration laws and Trader Visa - E-1

I had a call from a Canadian citizen yesterday. He called because he was barred from entering the U.S. after he told the CBP officer at the Toronto International Airport pre-clearance (https://torontopearson.com/en/Preclearance/#) that  the purpose for his visit was to open a U.S. bank account in NY.  I probed and got more facts and concluded that the CBP officer was probably correct in his assessment.  Thus, the problem!

Immigration Reform Bill?

America, a nation of immigrants, is increasingly showing signs of intolerance for immigrants.  Under Trump, navigating through the already complicated labyrinth of what is the U.S. immigration system has become even more complex. https://www.americanvisas.net/Immigration-Law/Green-Cards.shtml

Migrant Caravan

Over a century ago, land owners in Central America - specifically El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala (otherwise known as the Northern Triangle area), and in Nicaragua - came to an unofficial agreement with the power brokers in the U.S. aimed at creating political and financial stability at the cost of democratic institutions. As a result, dictatorships became the norm and the local populations were essentially stripped of self-governance. Ever since, the region has been continuously plagued by numerous uprisings, revolutions, counter revolts, severe corruption, and crippling poverty and chaos. Not surprisingly, the U.S. has been a steady supporter of destructive regimes ruling over the area, which has only exacerbated these issues.

New Policy Update Concerning Notice to Appear

On October 1, 2018, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began implementing a new policy to issue Notice to Appear (NTA) in cases where it has denied a benefit to an applicant if the applicant does not have any lawful immigration status. NTA is a document that instructs an immigrant to appear before an immigration judge on a certain date. The issuance of an NTA means the start of removal proceedings against the immigrant.

Applying for Asylum in the United States

On September 12, 2018, a settlement reached between the Department of Justice (DOJ) and lawyers representing the migrant families separated at the border under the current administration's "zero tolerance" migration enforcement policy. This settlement, if approved, will give those who have been ordered to be removed, but are still in the United States (U.S.) a second "credible fear interview."

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