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Ending Birthright Citizenship Could Put All Americans’ Nationality in Jeopardy

Written by Aaron Reichlin-Melnick from American Immigration Council On Monday night, President Trump told reporters that he intended to end birthright citizenship and claimed that he could do so with an executive ...
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The Government Outlines Its Plan to Extend TPS Benefits Under Court Order

Written by  Aaron Reichlin, Courtesy of  American Immigration Council, Immigration Impact In early October, a federal court ruled that the Trump administration had violated the law when it terminated Temporary ...
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USCIS Begins Implementing Plan to Issue More Deportation Notices

Written by Aaron Reichlin-Melnick  of American Immigration Council U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued guidance to its officers in June instructing them to initiate deportation proceedings for certain applicants ...
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FAQ

J-1 Physicians: J-1 Waiver FAQS

Q: What is the two-year Foreign Residency Requirement for J visa holders?

A: This rule requires some J visa holders to reside in their home country for at least two years before they may obtain an H, L or other immigrant visa to enter the U.S. or adjust their status within the U.S. You have to serve the two years in your home country or country of last habitual (permanent) residence, even if you obtain citizenship in another country.

Q: How may I obtain a Waiver on my two-year residency requirement?

A: Generally, a Waiver may be obtained through one of the following channels: 
1. An Interested Government Agency (IGA) may request that the U.S. State Department waive the Foreign Residency Requirement.