Month: March 2011

Immigrants require medical examinations in certain situations

In some situations it may be necessary for immigrants to undergo medical examinations. According to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, those filing Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status or Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status must undergo a medical examine from a civil surgeon. A civil surgeon is a …

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Visa expiring, world’s fastest banjo player forced to leave country

The fastest banjo player in the world is being kicked out of the country after his green card application was denied. Three years ago, Johnny Butten and his family moved from England to Minnesota because he was able to get a visa due to his extraordinary musical talent, according to Valley News Live. The Guinness …

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Immigration Direct Press Release – EMAILED TO CLIENT 3/23

Dealing with the government and its agencies can be a real headache, but sometimes a little information is all one needs to ensure that they are prepared to cut through the bureaucratic red tape. These issues can be especially prominent for immigrants because not only are they dealing with complicated forms and procedures, but they …

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USCIS to accept H1-B visa petitions starting on April 1

The US Citizenship and Immigration Service recently announced that it would begin accepting H1-B visa petitions for fiscal 2012 on April 1, 2011. The H1-B visa program is used by businesses in America to hire foreign workers with a specialty expertise, such as scientists and engineers. The USCIS said that the applications will be processed …

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Program launched to help workers check employment eligibility

The federal government recently announced the creation of E-Verify Self Check, which seeks to allow people to check their work eligibility themselves. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas announced the creation of the program, which will also allow workers to submit corrected data to both …

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Conservative Hispanic group outlines immigration reform proposal

The immigration debate in the US has been raging recently with a number of state legislatures proposing reforms. Now, Somos Republicans, a prominent conservative Hispanic grassroots organization, has stepped into the fray making proposals of its own. Hispanically Speaking News reports that the group recently released its "12 Steps to Securing Our Borders and Legal …

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