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Research: Rethinking the U.S. Legal Immigration Sy..

Rethinking the U.S. Legal Immigration System: A Policy Road Map The U.S. legal immigration system, built on a scaffolding first established in 1952 and last significantly updated by Congress in 1990, is profoundly misaligned with demographic and other realities—resulting in enormous consequences for the country and for its economy. This misalignment is the principal cause […]

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Biden Administration Issues New COVID-19 Travel Ban for Nonimmigrants from India Effective May 4, 2021 — Visa Lawyer Blog — May 3, 2021

Happy Monday! It is another exciting week filled with new immigration updates unfolding in our ever-changing immigration landscape. Our office is committed to bringing you the latest immigration news, and keeping you informed on the evolving status of immigration during the COVID-19 global health crisis. As the rates of COVID-19 have continued to erupt in […]

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Article: Movement after Migration: Immigrants’ D..

Public transit systems have reemerged as priorities for cities around the planet, as concerns about carbon emissions, growing urbanization, and the rise of smartphones and ride-sharing services have prompted new ways for people to get around. In many places in North America and Europe, transit system riders are disproportionately immigrants. For example, despite representing just […]

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Research: The Integration of Immigrant Health Prof..

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States with full force in March 2020, powerful images of health-care workers under incredible strain have come from communities across the country. At the same time, the public-health crisis has hit some much harder than others, including racial and ethnic minority communities and rural areas that have long […]

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Entry of F-1, M-1, Certain Exchange Academics, Journalists, and Critical Infrastructure Workers, in the National Interest Despite COVID-19 Regional Presidential Proclamations — Visa Lawyer Blog — April 29, 2021

In today’s blog post, we are happy to bring our readers some very exciting news. On April 26, 2021, the Department of State formally announced a new National Interest Determination for certain categories of nonimmigrant visa applicants currently unable to enter the United States due to COVID-19 related Regional Presidential Proclamations issued earlier this year. […]

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Article: Border Challenges Dominate, But Biden’s..

President Joe Biden entered office with an ambitious immigration agenda, yet has seen some of his administration’s early actions overshadowed—and tempered even—amid significant public attention over the high numbers of asylum seekers and other migrants arriving at the U.S. southern border. More migrants were encountered at the border in March than any month since 2001, […]

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Research: Funding English Learner Education: Makin..

The landscape of K-12 education funding in the United States is exceptionally complex. When it comes to funding an equitable, high-quality education for English Learners (ELs), discussions often focus on federal funds under Title III of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)—an important source of funding for many aspects of ELs’ education, but by no […]

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Research: Immigrant and U.S.-Born Parents of Young..

Immigrant and U.S.-Born Parents of Young and Elementary-School-Age Children: Key Sociodemographic Characteristics Parents play a critical role in supporting the school readiness and educational success of their children—a role that took on even greater importance with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated shift to remote learning. This is particularly true of parents […]

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