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December 2017 Archives

New hurdles for citizenship seekers in New York

Another round of paperwork has been added to what some individuals say is an already lengthy process. For individuals seeking U.S. citizenship and desiring to locate to New York, this means the the extra steps may possibly cause delays. No longer will people be able to allow a family member or lawyer to easily work directly with a member of Congress. 

Employment immigration visa process trickier these days

Persons seeking common H1-B visas for work are facing more hurdles as the current U.S. administration shifts policies. Greater scrutiny has led to an increase in requests for evidence from applicants. Employment immigration visas are still being granted in New York, reportedly, but applicants are putting forth greater effort and more time to receive them. 

Raising awareness of immigration detention via hunger strike

One individual seeking asylum has decided to take a dramatic stance to raise awareness of his problems with ICE. He is currently being held in immigration detention after seeking asylum for political and discrimination reasons. He says that other immigrants experience similar problems, which may also apply to those awaiting parole in New York.

Reform could change focus from family immigration to work

Concerns about economic growth are causing the experts to look into certain policy reform. In New York and beyond, one such area of interest is skill-based and family immigration. Experts say that, by looking to the example set by other countries, the United States can create policies that increase the number of immigrants overall and maintain a base of highly skilled workers who contribute to fiscal surplus.

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