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USCIS Clarifies Fees for Employment-Based Petitions
USCIS Clarifies Fees for Employment-Based Petitions

Fees for Employment-Based Petitions USCIS issued a clarification on its website to help employers filing certain employment-based petitions determine the correct fees. The FAQ focuses on how to calculate the new immigration fees based on an employer's status as a...

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Dual Intent Visas
Dual Intent Visas

What are Dual Intent Visas? Dual intent visas are temporary visas that allow immigrants to apply for permanent residency in the U.S. without raising concerns with Immigration. In general, approval for a temporary U.S. visa, such as a tourist visa, for example, is tied...

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P Visa: Everything You Need to Know

1. P Visa: A Comprehensive Guide The P visa is intended for internationally recognized artists, athletes, and entertainment professionals who wish to work legally in the United States. It allows individuals with unique skills to contribute to the entertainment,...

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Immigrants are less likely to commit crimes in the US

US immigrants’ crime rate In a recent report by NPR, it was highlighted that various studies have consistently shown immigrants to have lower crime rates compared to U.S.-born individuals. The research, conducted by reputable institutions like Stanford University,...

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What’s the difference between RFE and NOID?

What is the difference between RFE and NOID? Navigating the complex U.S. immigration system can be challenging, especially when encountering technical terms like RFE and NOID. In this post, we will explain the difference between these terms, especially in the context...

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Immigration Surge to Boost U.S. Economy by $7 Trillion

Immigration Boosts U.S. economy In a recent report, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projected that the surge in immigration will have a profound positive impact on the U.S. economy, contributing approximately $7 trillion over the next decade. This surge is...

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Top 8 Reasons Your Green Card May Be Denied

Avoid your green card being denied Securing a green card is a significant step toward establishing a permanent residence in the United States. However, the path to obtaining this coveted benefit can be fraught with challenges. To help clients and migrants seeking this...

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USCIS Announces New Fees Starting 2024

New USCIS Fees Starting April 1, 2024 The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued a final rule on January 30, adjusting its immigration and naturalization benefit request fees for the first time since 2016. This update is designed to improve...

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AG in the News: AeroTime – Pilot Shortage in the US

AG Immigration has been featured on AeroTime! How severe is the pilot shortage in the US? Or rather, does the crisis actually exist? Last Sunday (5/28/23), AeroTime - an online news platform specialized in aviation - published a story analyzing pilot shortage in the...

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Job Satisfaction in the US Hits All-Time High

American workers are more content than ever, according to The Conference Board Job Satisfaction 2023. The report finds improved satisfaction across nearly all 26 components—with gains in non-compensation factors like work-life balance outpacing even those from...

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Visa retrogression and how it affects premium processing

Is it worth paying the $2,500 premium processing fee for an EB-2 NIW visa? Up until November of last year, the answer would have been a loud YES. But due to the recent retrogression of the Visa Bulletin, paying $2,500 for premium processing may not get you your green...

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EB2-NIW for Pilots

EB2-NIW for Pilots When the pandemic erupted, and pilots from different parts of the globe were faced with border closing and a sudden disruption in the aviation industry, there was a surge of pilots looking to reach the US, the largest aviation market, for job...

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AG In The News: Disrupt – Brazilian Immigrants in the US

AG Immigration has been featured on Disrupt! AG Immigration’s CEO, Rodrigo Costa, published an article in Disrupt about the new wave of Brazilian immigrants coming to the United States. Disrupt brands itself as the “voice of Latino entrepreneurs around the world” and...

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Is the EB2-NIW visa in 45 days realistic?

With the approval of premium processing for the EB2-NIW visa, a petitioner is theoretically able to decide on immigration at a given time and receive the green card less than two months later. Is this a realistic expectation? As I explain in this text, this is not the...

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How Chinese citizens may seek asylum in the US

Asylum for Chinese citizens in the US The recent protests in China have showed that many Chinese citizens are worried about their safety and, therefore, looking for options such as seeking asylum in the United States. But are Chinese citizens eligible to seek asylum...

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