Thousands of green card holders who left the United States during the pandemic are afraid to go back

When the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, Keri Smith and her family fled, taking whatever could fit in their car. They spent the last 15 months in Canada, where she was born, in a family cottage in rural Nova Scotia. Now that Smith and ...

Not just a lottery: the easiest and fastest ways to get a green card

When people talk about the easiest way to get a green card, they usually mean the fastest or least demanding way to become a legal permanent resident of the United States. In the modern US immigration system, many green card applicants wait for it for ten years or more. ...

Six American Holidays That Wouldn't Exist Without Immigrants

Usually, all people take the holidays for granted. After all, there are so many holidays with different religious and cultural origins. But in fact, every holiday raises the question: "For what reason do we celebrate this day?" As it turned out, many holidays were brought to the USA ...

How many immigrants are denied naturalization every year: data for 10 years

Naturalization is the process that immigrants go through to become citizens. It was first incorporated into US law with the passage of the Naturalization Act in 1790. Writes about this The Dallas Morning News. Then naturalization was open only to the "free white man." ...

Errors in documents will no longer cost immigrants their green cards or visas: USCIS changed the rules

The immigration authorities in the United States have overturned one of the rules implemented by the administration of US President Donald Trump, which has had one of the deepest negative consequences for legal immigrants. Writes about this Miami Herald. The 2018 rule provided the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ...

Russian-speaking immigrants accused of smuggling military devices from the United States to Russia

Five Russian-speaking immigrants are accused of conspiracy to illegally export military devices to Russia. The defendants exported thermal scopes and night vision goggles without a license, in violation of the Arms Export Control Act. This is stated in a press release from the US Department of Justice. ...

Didn't take root in the USA: five stories of Russian-speaking immigrants who returned from America to their homeland

Every year thousands of people from the countries of the former Soviet Union move to the United States in search of a better life. But not everyone gets used to new realities and new culture. The stories of five immigrants who returned to their homeland were told by the author of the blog "Ours in the USA" on Yandex.Zen. ...

Crimes that deprive foreigners of the right to obtain a green card and enter the United States

A reported crime can block your eligibility for a visa or the right to lawful permanent residence in the United States. NOLO lists offenses as a result of which applicants are considered unacceptable (not eligible for a visa or green card). If you are applying for a visa ...

USCIS Eased Immigrant Requirements and Reintroduced D-Trump Rules

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the return of the Requests for Evidence / RFE and Notices of Intent to Deny / NOID policy. Also, the work permit (EAD) will now be valid for two years instead of one. ...

New Silicon Valley: IT pros are leaving California to move to Texas

Austin is the capital of Texas, the second largest state in the United States. But the city acquired a new status during the pandemic. Due to the absence of taxes on income and a relatively affordable housing market, workers in the technical industry began to move here, among them Ukrainians. So here ...

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