4 Pieces of Information You Need for a Student Visa

Despite a drop in student visa applications in 2017 and 2018, the United States remains the most popular and desired destination for foreign students. Even in a year where the number of student visas was down 17% (2017), there were still over 393,000 F-1 visas issued. For comparison, this means the record high, in 2016,…

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Complexities of Seeking Refugee Status in the United States

Through the first half of 2018, the United States is on track to accept the fewest number of refugees in 40 years. This statistic represents both a recent change in the public’s attitude toward refugees and changes to actual policies. Both are driving down the number of refugees arriving in the United States, even as…

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Feds vs. California: What Will Happen to California’s Sanctuary Laws?

The battle between the federal government and the State of California began early on in 2018. What began as a verbal spat regarding the federal government’s immigration policies and California’s support for sanctuary cities, quickly escalated in March 2018. It was back in March that the federal government sued California over its sanctuary laws, claiming…

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What Does It Take to Get an Entertainment Visa in California?

Musicians and artists from around the world dream of coming to California for concerts or performances. Each year, thousands of these creative individuals put in their application for an entertainment visa from the United States government, but only a small percentage are approved. Working with an entertainment visa lawyer can assist with this process, but…

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What Actually Happened to the 1,500 Missing Immigrant Children?

Over the weekend an immigration story was shared across the U.S. It was a story that certainly caught the attention of more people than an immigration lawyer in California. In social media posts and news outlets, there were reports that the U.S. government, specifically the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), had “lost” nearly…

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