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Immigration is rapidly changing in the United States. We have partnered with Boundless, which provides in-depth immigration news and is updated almost daily. We’ve pulled out some of those news items for further analysis below.


Form I-130, Explained

Information about processing times, cost, and requirements for the "Petition for Alien Relative" What is USCIS Form I-130? Form I-130 (officially called the “Petition for Alien Relative”) establishes that a valid family relationship exists between a U.S. citizen or green card holder and a person seeking a green card. This form is often simply referred […]

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How to Use the Reciprocity Schedule for Non-U.S. Documents

Step-by-step instructions (with images) for accessing the State Department’s Reciprocity Schedule — plus helpful tips What is the Reciprocity Schedule? The Reciprocity Schedule — maintained by the U.S. Department of State — provides specific guidance for obtaining supporting (civil) documents for green card applications. It shows the availability of a document, where and how much […]

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Black Immigrants in the United States: Status, Challenges, and Impacts

RapidVisa report uses public data to examine the state of Black immigrants in the U.S. Black Immigrants Are Part of the U.S. Immigrant Experience The Black immigrant experience in the United States is shaped not only by where people come from and what they experience when they arrive, but also the deep-rooted history of Black […]

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New Document Reveals Biden’s Far-Reaching Plans to Expand Legal Immigration

Blueprint obtained by the NY Times show the president's ambitious immigration agenda President Biden has already made significant strides in rebuilding the legal immigration system, and a new document obtained by the New York Times shows how far-reaching his ambitions are to make the United States more welcoming to immigrants. The 46-page document, called "DHS […]

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A list of countries where U.S. residents — both citizens and legal permanent residents — can travel to during the pandemic

As more Americans get vaccinated, the lure of international travel beckons. Maybe there’s a loved one or partner who lives in another country that you are really eager to see. So, where can you go? Below is a list of countries where U.S. residents — both citizens and legal residents — can travel (as of […]

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What Is a Remittance? A Guide to Transferring Money Abroad

A remittance is a sum of money sent from one person to another, typically overseas The following question will sound familiar to many people who live and work outside of their home countries: “How do I send money back home to my loved ones?" For example, you might be working in the United States and […]

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Immigrants and Entrepreneurship

A RapidVisa report uses data to illustrate the vital role U.S. immigrants play in job creation and driving the economy

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8 Podcasts About U.S. Immigration and the Immigrant Experience

From unique stories to immigration policy updates, these podcasts explore life in the U.S. What does it mean to be an immigrant in the United States? These podcasts answer this question as it deserves to be answered: by immigrants themselves. From reported series to curated conversations, each of these shows illuminate different aspects of the […]

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How to Read the Visa Bulletin

The monthly publication that reveals wait times for certain green card applicants What Is the Visa Bulletin If you or your family member is a green card holder and you’re planning on applying for a family-based. green card, you’ve probably heard about the visa bulletin. The visa bulletin is issued every month by the Department […]

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Can All Immigrants Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Find out how to get the vaccine, regardless of your immigration status The COVID-19 vaccine is rolling out across the United States, and it’s a key part of returning to a sense of normalcy. Immigrants are able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of citizenship status. Immigrant workers make up 8% of the workforce, and […]

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