Top Menu

Archive | U.S. Laws & Regulations

Trump and Pence

U.S. Government Shutdown 2018

Have you ever asked: "why politicians play their power games but the civilians suffer?"  Last time, the U.S. government shutdown was in 2013 and it lasted for 16 days.  The cost and inconvenience caused by the government shutdown was tremendous.  We hope the political standoff this time will end soon. Why the Shutdown 2018 The Republican [...]
Continue Reading 0
CRAZY

Crazy Proposal: No College Degree without Passing Citizenship Test

A lawmaker from Missouri proposed that you won't have a degree without passing the Citizenship test.   This is a CRAZY idea, right? Missouri State Rep. Dean Dohrman, a Republican, "introduced House Bill 1528 to ensure that the state's public and private colleges are turning out graduates who understand American civics, citizens' rights and how the [...]
Continue Reading 0
H-1 B visa i-129

Why H-1B Extension Is Safe for Now?

What a rollercoaster ride it has been for those who are applying for H-1B extensions and for those waiting for green cards.  Finally, we have some good news for those seeking H-1B extensions: "You Are Safe for Now!" Why Trump Dropped Anti-H-1B Extension Proposal? Several powerhouses and industrial leaders have spoken up against Trump’s anti-immigrant policies [...]
Continue Reading 1
pot

61% Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana

Recreational use of marijuana become legal in California on January 1, 2018.  Currently,  the sunshine state has more international students enrolled than any other state in the union;  accounting for more than 156,000 students enrolled in its colleges and universities. Only a few countries have legalized marijuana to some degree.  But even in the USA, where some states [...]
Continue Reading 1
USCIS

U.S. Embassy in Turkey Resumes Normal Visa Services for Turkish Citizens

Good news for Turkish citizens who want to come to the United States.    The U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Turkey, which once had halted normal visa services since October 2017, now has resumed its business. Favorite Destinations for Turkish Students According to the findings from Next Generation Research on Turkey, 49% of Turkish young [...]
Continue Reading 0
H-1 B visa i-129

Not Good Enough: Here is a denied H-1B visa case

A recently published article in New York Times entitled "Is Anyone Good Enough for H-1B Visa" has raised some heated disputes among Americans and immigrants/international people. USCIS: "You Are Not Good Enough" for H-1B Frida Yu, a well-accomplished Chinese lady, has a law degree from Oxford University and an MBA from Stanford.  In her article, [...]
Continue Reading 1
H-1 B visa i-129

The Changing Rules for the H-1B Visa Holders and Their Families

Under the Trump administration, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)  will apply a higher level of scrutiny for those seeking extensions requests as well as new  H-1B Visa applicants.  Since taking power, under President Trump's leadership the USCIS has enacted several new regulations in order to tighten H-1B petitions.  Here are some of them: [...]
Continue Reading 1