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DHS Posts Final Rule on Visa Classifications

With the goal of removing “unnecessary hurdles” for those holding H-1B1, E-3 and CW-1 nonimmigrant classifications and the EB-1 immigrant classification, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has amended regulations with a final rule, posted in the Federal Register. According to a January 15, 2016 release on the rule, the revised regulations remove a distinct …

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Immigration Reform Advocates Continue Weighing In

While the 2016 presidential candidates debate immigration reform, organizations around the country are weighing in with their take on the topic in the hopes of influencing the debate. The discussion among these groups is happening in the wake of previously failed attempts to overhaul U.S. immigration policy over the past decade or so. One organization, …

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Pew Explores Immigrant Patterns Across States

With immigration emerging as one of the primary topics of this year’s elections, the Pew Research Center looks at trends among immigrants, including employment patterns across the country. While immigrants make up 13 percent of the U.S. population and 17 percent of the workforce, employment patterns among the group are distinct from U.S.-born workers. “Understanding …

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Muslim Cultural Trends Grow With Immigrant Population

When high-tend fashion house Dolce & Gabbana debuted its Abaya collection for spring 2016, the label was making a play to tap into a fast-growing market in the United States. Projected to reach a value of $484 billion by 2019, Arabic- and Islamic-influenced fashion is breaking toward substantial cultural influence. The Abaya collection, which Dolce …

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USCIS Extends Victim Outreach With 10,000 U Visas

In the seventh straight year since beginning the issue of U-1 nonimmigrant status visas, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached the statutory maximum of approval of 10,000 petitions. U visas are specifically available to victims of certain qualifying crimes and who have been victims of “substantial mental or physical abuse and are willing …

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