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With the recent escalation of armed conflicts in countries like Iraq and Syria, many seek to escape the war-torn areas in search of safety and freedom. The freedom of religion and political opinion that is greatly cherished here in America, is the cause of violence and turmoil amongst the Muslim nations…


Cincinnati Will Be A ‘Friendly’ City For Immigrants

Mayor John Cranley cited several new initiatives he expects Cincinnati to take in making the South-west Ohio city the “most immigrant friendly city in the United States.” Cranley hopes to oversee an immigration Task Force, which Cranley started in 2014, to help create international attraction. Among the initiatives the Task…


The Economic Impact of EB-5 on the US Economy

On October 1, the Fifth Employment-Based preference (EB-5) Regional Center program was extended to Dec. 11 in order to give Congress more time to draft a long-term resolution. The program helps provide a crucial boost of foreign capital through investments from foreign nationals looking to attain Green Card/Permanent resident status…


Sudden Change-of-Heart by DOS results in Class-Action Lawsuit

The American Dream is under fire after a government decision to backtrack on its promise to thousands of skilled immigrants, but justice may be coming in the form of a class-action lawsuit. Following an initial publishing of the October Visa Bulletin (OVB) from the U.S. State Department (DOS) on September…


The Child Status Protection Act Protects Children from Aging out While Adjustment Is Pending

Before the Child Status Protection Act was enacted in 2002, children who turned 21 while their permanent residence applications were pending were no longer considered children for immigration purposes and could no longer get a green card as an immediate relative. This circumstance is known as “aging out.” Foreign national…


Understanding the Visa Bulletin, Part II: Detailed Explanation

When a foreign national (FN) begins the immigration process, his or her case will be assigned what is called a priority date. This date is generally the calendar day Citizenship and Immigration Services received the original immigration petition–and represents the FN’s place in his or her line. In both case…