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Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility

Per the USCIS Policy Manual, unemployment benefits are NOT considered "means-tested" benefits that incur public charge inadmissibility. The receipt of unemployment benefits by those eligible for such benefits should not impact their current or future immigration...

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Visa Applicants Now Required to Disclose Social Media Accounts

Visa Applicants Now Required to Disclose Social Media Accounts

Beginning May 31, 2019, the U.S. State Department is requiring all visa applicants to disclose their social media information, including usernames and handles for major social media websites and applications. Previously, only a small percentage of visa applicants were...

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3 Things to Know About Changes to the H-1B Visa Program

3 Things to Know About Changes to the H-1B Visa Program

President Trump’s administration has made many changes to the immigration process. One of its most recent changes involves the H-1B visa program. A new ruling was announced on January 30, 2019, and it will take effect on April 1, 2019. Three important changes include:...

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What Are the Proposed Changes to the Public Charge Rule?

What Are the Proposed Changes to the Public Charge Rule?

The phrase “public charge” is used by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to describe individuals who are likely to receive monetary assistance from the U.S. government. When green card or visa applicants seek to enter the U.S., immigration officers...

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