Getting a U.S. green card through a job offer

Attaining a U.S. green card through a job offer is one of the most common ways that people receive permanent resident status in America. Typically, obtaining a green card through this method requires participation from one's prospective employer. Usually employers file Form I-140, Petition for Alien Worker to sponsor a potential green card holder. Once …

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India expresses concern over potential U.S. visa rate increase

Officials in India recently raised concern about a potential increase in fees for U.S. visas. According to the Economic Times of India, the issue was raised during U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke's trip to the country with more than 20 other prominent members of the American business community. Indian Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma …

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Opponents of controversial Kentucky immigration bill plan rally

A rally is being planned in Kentucky by opponents of a controversial immigration bill that was passed by the state's Senate last month. According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, the legislation would allow for criminal penalties for illegal immigrants and would allow authorities to arrest suspects without a warrant for a crime that might result in …

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Senators Graham and Schumer team back up to tackle immigration

Two prominent U.S. Senators from different sides of the aisle recently began to work together on immigration reform. According to Politico, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Senator Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, have been testing the waters to see if any action on immigration is realistic for the coming year. The …

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Proposed Arizona bill would deny automatic citizenship to children of illegal immigrants

Legislators in Arizona recently proposed a new bill that they hope will further crackdown on illegal immigrants. Last year, Arizona entered the national immigration debate by passing a controversial law that in part requires police to question suspects' immigration status if they believe they are in the country illegally. Now, lawmakers want to deny automatic …

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Report shows U.S. cracking down on undocumented workers

A recent U.S. government report showed that American authorities increased their inspections of job sites for undocumented workers four-fold over the past two years. Government figures show that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) conducted 2,746 such inspections last year compared with 503 in 2008, according to AFP. The report, which was submitted to Congress, was …

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