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Do I Need a Study Permit to Study Online in Canada?

Do I Need a Study Permit to Study Online in Canada?

Study Permit Home Blog Do I Need a Study Permit to Study Online in Canada? Published on: January twenty first,…

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How To Get A Green Card For Parents

How To Get A Green Card For Parents

The pressure of being separated out of your dad and mom or different relations within the U.S. could be very…

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The Biden Administration’s First Year on Immigration

The Biden Administration’s First Year on Immigration

As he entered workplace final yr, President Biden signaled that reforming U.S. immigration coverage could be a prime precedence for…

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Crimes That Will Make You Inadmissible to Canada

Crimes That Will Make You Inadmissible to Canada

Inadmissibility Home Blog Crimes That Will Make You Inadmissible to Canada Published on: January twentieth, 2022 If you have got…

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The Biden Administration’s First Year on Immigration

The Biden Administration’s First Year on Immigration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 19, 2022 Contact: Timothy Young | tyoung@lirs.org | 443-257-6310   Washington D.C. – Over the Biden administration’s…

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British Terrorist Situation in Texas Underscores Failures of Current Intelligence and Immigration Systems

British Terrorist Situation in Texas Underscores Failures of Current Intelligence and Immigration Systems

This previous weekend, Malik Faisal Akram, a 44-year-old British nationwide, took 4 folks hostage at a Texas synagogue earlier than…

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Four Easiest Ways to Immigrate to Canada in 2022

Four Easiest Ways to Immigrate to Canada in 2022

Canada Permanent Residence Home Blog Four Easiest Ways to Immigrate to Canada in 2022 Published on: January nineteenth, 2022 The…

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LIRS Commemorates MLK Day 2022 with UN Ambassador, Senator

LIRS Commemorates MLK Day 2022 with UN Ambassador, Senator

  “Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.   On Monday, January 18, LIRS…

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Top Four Best Canadian Provinces for New Immigrants

Top Four Best Canadian Provinces for New Immigrants

Canada Permanent Residence Home Blog Top Four Best Canadian Provinces for New Immigrants Published on: January seventeenth, 2022 A query…

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The Biden Administration Has Green-Lighted H-1B Abuse, and Employers and Labor Contractors are Flooring It

The Biden Administration Has Green-Lighted H-1B Abuse, and Employers and Labor Contractors are Flooring It

Eliminating virtually all immigration enforcement is not the only “accomplishment” the Biden administration has achieved in its first year in…

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US Chamber Pushes – Again – For More Immigration

US Chamber Pushes – Again – For More Immigration

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the country’s largest business lobbying organization, announced plans to push the Biden administration to expand…

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Citing COVID, Senate Democrats Recklessly Demand Amnesty for Millions of Central Americans

Citing COVID, Senate Democrats Recklessly Demand Amnesty for Millions of Central Americans

Senate Democrats are demanding the Biden administration grant and extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to at least 2 million illegal…

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VIDEO: Meet Our Team | Resettling Afghan Refugees

VIDEO: Meet Our Team | Resettling Afghan Refugees

Sign up to learn more about how we can build a more welcoming America for refugees, asylum seekers and other…

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New York City’s New Mayor Will Own the Issue of Non-Citizen Voting, So He Needs to Man Up

New York City’s New Mayor Will Own the Issue of Non-Citizen Voting, So He Needs to Man Up

Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s (D) inaction on a city council-approved bill allowing non-citizen voting should not…

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DOS Proposes Increased Nonimmigrant Visa Fees

DOS Proposes Increased Nonimmigrant Visa Fees

On December 29th of 2021, the Department of State released a proposed rule published in the Federal Register. The rule…

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No, Mass Immigration Won’t Save the Planet

No, Mass Immigration Won’t Save the Planet

One of the more head-scratching concepts pitched by many open borders proponents recently is the idea that unchecked immigration is…

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Border Crisis Leads to Record Detentions – in Mexico

Border Crisis Leads to Record Detentions – in Mexico

In Fiscal Year 2021 (October 2020 – September 2021), 1.7 million illegal aliens were encountered along the United States’ southern…

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Interview Requirement Temporarily Waived for Some

Interview Requirement Temporarily Waived for Some

Last week we saw several noteworthy developments in the immigration arena coming from both the Biden administration and the Department…

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Immigration in 2022. What Should We Expect Under Biden?

Immigration in 2022. What Should We Expect Under Biden?

President Biden and his administration effectively dismantled the nation’s immigration apparatus in just one year. Southern border arrests rose to…

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LIRS on PBS NewsHour | Resettling Afghan Refugees

LIRS on PBS NewsHour | Resettling Afghan Refugees

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service’s President & CEO, Krish O’Mara Vignarajah, joined PBS NewsHour to talk about our work resettling…

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Harry Reid’s Complicated Relationship with Immigration Policy

Harry Reid’s Complicated Relationship with Immigration Policy

Harry Reid, the long-time senator from Nevada, and his party’s leader in the Senate for many years, died on Tuesday.…

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January 2022 Visa Bulletin | Analysis and Prediction

January 2022 Visa Bulletin | Analysis and Prediction

One of the most significant parts of getting a green card in the U.S. is waiting for your priority date…

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LIRS OpEd: How Businesses Can Help Afghan Refugees

LIRS OpEd: How Businesses Can Help Afghan Refugees

Whether you give once or monthly, your donation will help LIRS to provide intensive support to newly arrived refugees, to…

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Statement on Restart of “Remain in Mexico” policy

Statement on Restart of “Remain in Mexico” policy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 7, 2021 Contact: Timothy Young | tyoung@lirs.org | 443-257-6310   Washington D.C. – On Thursday, December 2,…

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Can a Study Permit be Changed to a Work Permit in Canada?

Can a Study Permit be Changed to a Work Permit in Canada?

Study Permit Home Blog Can a Study Permit be Changed to a Work Permit in Canada? Published on: November 24th,…

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LIRS & TENT Launch Guide to Help Employers Hire Afghan Refugees

LIRS & TENT Launch Guide to Help Employers Hire Afghan Refugees

Washington D.C. – As businesses across the country look to fill millions of holiday and other job openings, two organizations today…

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How to Make an NVC Expedite Request for Hardship| Complete Guide

How to Make an NVC Expedite Request for Hardship| Complete Guide

In emergencies or hardship, a petitioner can speed up an immigration case with a National Visa Center (NVC) expedite request.…

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Spread Hope for the Holidays

Spread Hope for the Holidays

This holiday season, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service launched our seventh annual Hope for the Holidays™.  Each year, we work to bring…

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Who Should Help me with my Study Permit?

Who Should Help me with my Study Permit?

Study Permit Home Blog Who Should Help me with my Study Permit? Published on: November 12th, 2021 Canada welcomes hundreds…

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SGM Law Group to Rebrand as VisaNation. Immigration platform coming soon.

SGM Law Group to Rebrand as VisaNation. Immigration platform coming soon.

As SGM Law Group PLLC celebrates its 10-year anniversary this month, we are thrilled to announce our rebrand to VisaNation…

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And 3 Other Definitions You Need to Know

And 3 Other Definitions You Need to Know

It’s important to know how the government defines you when attempting to come to the United States. For example, what’s…

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LIRS on NPR: Afghan Refugee Children

LIRS on NPR: Afghan Refugee Children

LIRS on NPR: Protecting and Caring For Afghan Refugee Children NPR’s Scott Simon talks with Krish O’Mara Vignarajah, president and…

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What Section 214B Visa Denial Means

What Section 214B Visa Denial Means

Has your visa been denied by a consular officer under Section 214(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act? Millions of…

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Canada’s visitor visa refusal rate is on the rise

Canada’s visitor visa refusal rate is on the rise

Visiting Canada Home Blog Canada’s visitor visa refusal rate is on the rise Published on: October 26th, 2021 According to…

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Proof of U.S. Domicile | Examples, Documents, Requirements

Proof of U.S. Domicile | Examples, Documents, Requirements

Proof of U.S. domicile is one of the requirements for a successful  I-864 Affidavit of Support submission. If you are…

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New LIRS OpEd: Protect Afghan Women & Girls

New LIRS OpEd: Protect Afghan Women & Girls

Whether you give once or monthly, your donation will help LIRS to provide intensive support to newly arrived refugees, to…

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Biden Administration Releases Report on Climate Change and Migration

Biden Administration Releases Report on Climate Change and Migration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 21, 2021Contact: Timothy Young | tyoung@lirs.org | 443-257-6310   Washington D.C. – The Biden administration today released…

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When will FSW Draws Resume?

When will FSW Draws Resume?

Express Entry Published on: October 20th, 2021 Last updated: November 30th, 2021 Prior to the pandemic, Federal Skilled Workers made…

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When will FSW Draws Resume?

When will FSW Draws Resume?

Express Entry Published on: October twentieth, 2021 Last up to date: January twentieth, 2022 Prior to the pandemic, Federal Skilled Workers (FSW) made…

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How Visa Reciprocity Works | Do You Have to Pay That Fee?

How Visa Reciprocity Works | Do You Have to Pay That Fee?

There are quite a few fees required when trying to obtain a U.S. visa. Visa reciprocity, sometimes also called visa…

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U.S. Companies Supporting LIRS and Afghan Refugees

U.S. Companies Supporting LIRS and Afghan Refugees

Across the country, Afghan refugees are beginning to leave the military bases where they’ve been housed since arriving on U.S.…

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Where to Find Your Immigrant Class of Admission

Where to Find Your Immigrant Class of Admission

You may have seen the words Class of Admission on various immigration-related documents (such as Form I-90 or Form I-131)…

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Immigrating to Canada as a Physician

Immigrating to Canada as a Physician

Canada Permanent Residence Home Blog Immigrating to Canada as a Physician Published on: October 5th, 2021 Last updated: October 6th,…

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Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Gains Traction in Thunder Bay

Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Gains Traction in Thunder Bay

Canada Permanent Residence Home Blog Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Gains Traction in Thunder Bay Published on: September 6th, 2021…

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How Manitoba Encourages Settlement in Smaller Communities

How Manitoba Encourages Settlement in Smaller Communities

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) Home Blog How Manitoba Encourages Settlement in Smaller Communities Published on: September 3rd, 2021 As more…

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How Might the Upcoming Canadian Federal Election Affect Immigration?

How Might the Upcoming Canadian Federal Election Affect Immigration?

Living in Canada Home Blog How Might the Upcoming Canadian Federal Election Affect Immigration? Published on: August 26th, 2021 Following…

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Open Work Permits Now Available for TR to PR Applicants

Open Work Permits Now Available for TR to PR Applicants

Canada Work Permit Home Blog Open Work Permits Now Available for TR to PR Applicants Published on: July 28th, 2021…

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Canada Launches Two Permanent Residence Programs for Hong Kong Residents

Canada Launches Two Permanent Residence Programs for Hong Kong Residents

Canada Permanent Residence Home Blog Canada Launches Two Permanent Residence Programs for Hong Kong Residents Published on: July 22nd, 2021…