History of Major Immigration and Refugee Policy in the U.S.

By Kristin Nolan, Guest Blogger Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name MOTHER OF EXILES. From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command … More History of Major Immigration and Refugee Policy in the U.S.

New Immigration Policy Sharply Restricts Green Cards for Those on Public Aid

Author: Shelby Kruczek, Guest Blogger You may have heard about the Trump administration’s newly proposed immigration rule that was made public a few weeks ago. In an Independent article last month, Atlanta immigration attorney Charles Kuck predicted that the upcoming policy might “prevent immigrants from applying for benefits in the first place,” noting that he was … More New Immigration Policy Sharply Restricts Green Cards for Those on Public Aid

A Family Reunion 36 Years in the Making

Faith is assurance of things hoped for, proof of things not seen.  (Hebrews 11:1) Social worker Imelda Rempson lives the agency’s mission of offering hope and rebuilding lives by diligently seeking information about adoptees’ birth families and facilitating reunions.  In 2017, LSS/NCA united 27 families through the private adoption search and reunion process.  Each year, … More A Family Reunion 36 Years in the Making

Trump Administration Reduces Refugee Cap to 30,000, a Record Low

Dear Friends: Today, the White House announced a sharp reduction in the number of refugees who can be resettled in the United States. The Trump Administration has set a cap of 30,000 refugee admissions for FY19, a 33% reduction from last year when the cap was set at 45,000 individuals. Of the 45.000 cap set … More Trump Administration Reduces Refugee Cap to 30,000, a Record Low

Why is the Presidential Determination Number so Important?

Author: Harley Dority, Guest Blogger Refugee Council USA releases a report to breakdown the number of refugees admitted to the United States every month. While the number of refugees permitted to enter the US this year is 45,000, we have resettled far fewer. According to the report, we should have resettled at least 37,500 refugees by … More Why is the Presidential Determination Number so Important?

Special Immigrant Visa: Employment Based

By, Kristin Nolan, Guest Blogger An SIV Visa, or a Special Immigrant Visa, is a special category of immigration visa that applies to three categories of persons: 1) Afghans and Iraqis who have served overseas alongside American soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq; 2) religious workers; and 3) those seeking employment-based visas with special circumstances. Current … More Special Immigrant Visa: Employment Based

Special Immigrant Visa: Religious Worker

By, Kristin Nolan, Guest Blogger An SIV Visa, or a Special Immigrant Visa, is a special category of immigration visa that applies to three categories of persons: 1) Afghans and Iraqis who have served overseas alongside American soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq; 2) religious workers; and 3) those seeking employment-based visas with special circumstances. Current … More Special Immigrant Visa: Religious Worker

Explanation of Military Special Immigrant Visa (SIV)

By, Kristin Nolan, Guest Blogger An SIV Visa, or a Special Immigrant Visa, is a special category of immigration visa that applies to three categories of persons: 1) Afghans and Iraqis who have served overseas alongside American soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq; 2) religious workers; and 3) those seeking employment-based visas with special circumstances. Current … More Explanation of Military Special Immigrant Visa (SIV)

What is a Special Immigrant Visa (SIV)?

By, Kristin Nolan, Guest Blogger An SIV Visa, or a Special Immigrant Visa, is a special category of immigration visas that apply to three categories of persons: 1) Afghans and Iraqis who have served overseas alongside American soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq; 2) religious workers; and 3) those seeking employment-based visas with special circumstances. Current … More What is a Special Immigrant Visa (SIV)?