Category: Immigration

US mulls two-year limit for many African student visas

By BBC News

Proposed new US immigration measures could leave many African students in the country having to reapply for visas in the middle of their degree courses. A plan issued by the Department for Homeland Security (DHS), that is now up for discussion, outlines changes to student visas that have previously been issued for the duration of a course.

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Stories of Welcome: Congolese refugees are embraced by their new community in Boise, Idaho

By International Rescue Committee

Jacqueline Uwumeremyi fled from the Democratic Republic of Congo to South Africa because of violence. After facing constant xenophobia because of her refugee status, she and her five children were finally resettled in Boise, Idaho, in 2018.

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Why restrictive immigration may be bad for U.S. entrepreneurship

by Meredith Somers | MIT Sloan

A new study shows that, relative to their population, immigrant-founded businesses create 42% more jobs in America than ones started by U.S.-born entrepreneurs.Share 

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More US visa woe for Nigerians under Trump

by: Daniel Waldron and Sanwar Ali | Workpermit.com

Donald Trump is perhaps too willing to put restrictions on African Countries.  Security concerns have been used as an excuse for a more wide ranging ban on “black immigration” from Countries such as Nigeria.  It is one thing to prevent entry of individuals who have behaved in an unacceptable way.  It is quite another to have a more wide ranging ban on immigration

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ICE tried to deport Cameroonian-American woman using illegal travel documents

By Joe Penney | Jeo Penny Substack

ICE attempted to deport one of the women who had her fallopian tubes removed against her consent using expired, potentially illegal documents from an honorary consul who has issued a false travel document for ICE in the past, her mother said.

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Where to find free or low-cost immigration law services

By ALLAN WERNICK | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Q. Are there free resources available to help me become a U.S. citizen? Or is there an inexpensive and fair lawyer you can recommend? I am currently out of work.

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US Green Card Lottery lifeline issued by federal judge

by: Daniel Waldron and Sanwar Ali | Workpermit.com

It does seem to be somewhat unfair that people enter the lottery, are lucky enough to be picked, and then are told that they cannot apply for a US Green Card visa because of the Trump work visa ban.  Perhaps false advertising!  Fortunately, Judge Mehta’s recent judgement says that US visa lottery applicants should be able to apply, despite the “Trump ban”. 

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VALLEY PULPIT: Thank God for immigrants

John Vaudry | Gananoque Reporter

When the topic of immigration comes up, we are usually reminded that we are all immigrants, and this is true. The founders of Pembroke, were born in Scotland and Ireland; others came here later from Germany and other parts of Europe. Even the Aboriginal people are descended from migrants, if you go back far enough.

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The struggles of an immigrant student trying to fit in American Culture

By Elaisa Acosta Meneses | The City College Times

The first time she walked the streets of New York City, she asked someone for directions and he said, without even slowing down his pace, “New Yorkers are fast. If you collide with them, you’ll pass out,” Unathi Zibi said, describing her first encounter with American culture at her arrival in the U.S. in 2015.

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New York City Organizations Serving Immigrant Communities

The following is a list of organizations that work with immigrant communities in the State of New York. The document is being updated constantly.

By Nicolás Ríos | Documented

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