Immigration decline costing UK economy billions, says think tank

By Peter Stubley, Independent The fall in immigration since Brexit is already costing the UK more than £1bn a year, according to new analysis by an independent think tank. Global Future, which promotes the benefits of openness, calculates that the loss to the public finances is...

Huge Backlog of Citizenship Applications Since Trump’s Election

Immigrants who are legally in the country and have applied to become U.S. citizens are having to wait as much as 20 months for their applications to be processed. Since President Donald Trump was elected, the backlog of pending applications has “skyrocketed,”...

On the Horizon – A Return to Restrictions on H-4 Spouses

By Benjamin J. Schatz, Senior Attorney The H-1B category is one of the most sought-after nonimmigrant classifications for foreign workers in the United States, but for years, a major limitation of the category was the fact that spouses of H-1B holders couldn’t work. Beyond...

USCIS Policy Change on RFE’s and Starting Removal “Deportation” Proceedings

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) recently issued two new Policy Memoranda that change the way the agency will approach the issuance of Requests for Further Evidence (RFE), Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID), and Notices to Appear (NTA) initiating removal...
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