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USCIS to adopt parole policy for U visa petitioners and family members abroad

USCIS recently announced that it will implement a parole policy for U visa petitioners and qualifying family members who live abroad. The U visa is available to immigrant victims of crimes who have been helpful in the investigation of certain qualifying crimes and who meet other criteria. Since only 10,000 U visas are available each


Bollywood Actor Detained by U.S. Immigration Authorities for Third Time

Bollywood superstar, Shah Rukh Khan, was detained upon arrival at LAX airport in Los Angeles last week. Despite being one of the wealthiest and most famous actors in the world, this was his third time being detained by U.S. immigration authorities. Although the reasons for his repeated detentions are unknown, many believe that it is


Study shows almost half of DACA-eligible population has not applied

The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) has released a report on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which was implemented four years ago, in August 2012. DACA is a program that allows certain undocumented immigrants who entered the U.S. before their 16th birthday and before June 2007, to receive a renewable two-year work permit