Trump Signs “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order—Another Empty Bag of Promises on Immigration Reform

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On April 18, President Trump signed an executive order that initiated a government-wide review to bolster the “Hire American” and “Buy American” directives. According to Market Watch, the review process will last 220 days and may lead to new legislation and additional executive orders that target immigration reform.   The reality is, however, that he order itself is a big nothing.  …

What Is The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2017?

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The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2017 (H.R.392) was introduced by Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) on Jan. 10, 2017. The bill proposes several amendments to the Immigration and Nationality Act that would have profound impacts on U.S. employment visa regulations. If passed, H.R.392 would eliminate the per-country cap on the number of employment-based immigrants, and it would increase the …

Congress to Consider Multiple Bills That Would Reform the H-1B Visa Program – Atlanta Immigration Lawyer Insights

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Multiple bills have been proposed in the Senate and House that would dramatically reform the H-1B visa program. According to MSN, these bills are intended to prevent U.S. companies from abusing the H-1B visa program and to encourage businesses to hire U.S. citizens rather than immigrants. If you own a business and you employ H-1B or L-1 workers, it is …

What Is the CARRP? Atlanta Immigration Lawyer Explains

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CARRP is the acronym for the Controlled Application Review and Resolution Program. If you are a U.S. immigrant with Middle Eastern, South Asian, Arab or Muslim heritage, then it is important that you educate yourself about CARRP, because the program could put your application for a green card, naturalization, and other immigration forms in an indefinite holding pattern. Have you …

What Does Obama’s Reversal of “Wet Foot, Dry Foot” Mean for Cuban Exiles?

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With just eight days left in his administration, Barack Obama has introduced yet another profound change to U.S. immigration policies. President Obama has reversed the 1995 “wet foot, dry foot” policy that granted permanent residency to Cubans who reached the United States after they were in the country for a year and a day. Effective immediately, Cubans who try to …

Can I File Form I-751 If I am Separated from My Spouse? Atlanta Green Card Lawyer Explains

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If you married a U.S. citizen and were granted a green card within two years of your marriage date, then you will be a conditional permanent resident of the United States for two years. In order to remove the conditions of your residency, you will have to file a Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence 90 days prior …

What Evidence Do I Need to Appeal a Denial of My I-829 Petition? Atlanta Immigration Lawyer Explains

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The EB-5 visa program gives foreign entrepreneurs the opportunity to become lawful permanent residents in the United States. An important step in this process is submitting an I-829 petition to remove the conditions of the immigrant’s residency. Unfortunately, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services sometimes denies I-829 petitions. This can be devastating for immigrants who have already purchased a home, put …