Why the E-2 Investor Visa is Popular and How to Qualify

On E-2 Investor Visa: Why It’s Popular and How to Qualify   The E-2 Investor Visa, a little-known visa program that allows foreign citizens to start up a business or invest in an existing industry, has been increasing in popularity over the past few years. According to data from the US government, it has brought more immigrants than the EB-5 visas by over 400 percent since 1994 to 2013 and...

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Hawaii issues first legal move to challenge Trump’s revised travel ban

Hawaii issues first legal move to challenge Trump’s revised travel ban   The Pacific state has become the first US state to take legal action to stop President Donald Trump’s newest travel ban that prohibits citizens from select Islamic countries from entering the country.     On Thursday, March 9, the state asked the federal court to issue a nationwide temporary restraining order (TRO)...

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BREAKING NEWS: President Trump signs revised travel ban executive order

  ​ BREAKING: President Trump signs revised travel ban executive order   Starting March 16, 2017, citizens of various Muslim-majority countries such as Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen will no longer gain access to all US ports of entry. The executive order, signed by US President Donald Trump on Tuesday, March 7, will last up to 90 days or until further notice.     "Whenever...

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Trump as president is all about staying true to his promises—and it is terrifying

  If there’s one thing that is unique about the new administration, then it would be its penchant for flip-flopping on statements. We say the “administration” and not just “the president” since even his staff seem to have gotten the about-face bug.   This has harmed the people and put them in a state of perplexity. For instance, no one would know if a statement is official unless the press...

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Trump’s first month in office: Fulfilling campaign promises and facing national and global oppositions

Trump proves he’s not your usual president, but does America like it?   There’s no denying that Donald Trump is one unconventional leader. Unconventional to the point that he’s both decisive and impulsive, traits that could make or break a leader, needless to mention a country. He has already proven that he embodies both these two when he wasted no time in fulfilling at least a small...

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11 Things You Need to Know Before Moving to the US

  The US is such a big country that it would be hard to give tips on living here in general, but there are some similarities between states that you can consider. Indeed, Americans do share certain qualities that would be perfect to look at, especially if you’re an outsider planning to live in this country for a long time.   Of course, before moving to an unfamiliar country like the US, you...

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4 Unique American Customs Every Immigrant Must Know

The United States of America sits at the center of the world.  It boasts of the biggest economy on the global stage, thus making it the richest and the most powerful of all.    From an outsider’s standpoint, at least to some, this is also what made the US somewhat of a global trendsetter.   Indeed, on closer inspection, Americans are still unique in their own way. They still do things...

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Everything an immigrant parent should know when enrolling a child in a US school

The US ranks 28th in the global education standings, an impressive feat since there are over a hundred countries in the world. This also explains why a lot of parents with American visas want to give their children a part of this exceptional education.  As a parent, you already know what to tell your kid if he’s going to school in an unfamiliar world. You’d surely tell him to make friends,...

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Why the US is a great option for international students

According to the latest data compiled by the US Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE), there are now over 1.2 million international students studying in the United States, an increase of almost 3 percent from last year. Surely, there are a multitude of reasons behind this staggering figure showing how popular the US is among international students.   Essentially, the US is the most powerful...

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Trump puts stamp on U.S. immigration, moves ahead with wall and security policy

President Donald Trump’s first days in office could be considered well spent regarding the issuing of several executive orders. On his third full working day, he ordered the construction of a U.S.-Mexican border wall and punishment for cities shielding illegal immigrants as he launched broad plans to reshape U.S. immigration and national security policy.    On Wednesday, he signaled a tough...

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