Abused spouses qualify for a variety of immigration benefits

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ICE arrests continue under the Obama administration

Despite widespread and, in some cases, high-profile outcry against the detention and deportation of certain undocumented immigrants in the U.S., U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been stepping-up arrest and detention levels of immigrants in the U.S. to levels...

The E-2 Visa-The Entrepreneur’s Option

The United States has long been a country that attracts international entrepreneurs.   Immigration law provides several mechanisms for investors to place key personnel in the U.S., including the investors themselves. One option is the E-2 visa category. This is also known as...

What to expect when entering the U.S.

WHETHER you are coming into the United States with a nonimmigrant visa or as a legal immigrant, entering the U.S. is an interesting experience, so it is good to be prepared. Whether you enter the country by land, air or sea, the first person you will meet upon your arrival will...

Supreme Court orders California to free prisoners



By Lucile Malandain WASHINGTON, May 23, 2011 (AFP) – The U.S. Supreme Court ordered California Monday to free thousands of prison inmates, saying chronic overcrowding violated inmates’ rights – but one judge warned the ruling was “outrageous.” In a...

De Venecia couple visits Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS – (Exclusive to BALITA MEDIA, INC.) Former five-time Philippine Speaker of the House Jose de Venecia addressed the African Union diplomats at the United Nations last week as he proposed partnership between the political parties of Asia, Latin America, and Africa,...

Aquino to discuss Spratly skimirshes with China

President Benigno S. Aquino III, accompanied by United States Ambassador Harry Thomas Jr. and Senior Cabinet members, makes a surprise visit to the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson on Saturday (May 14, 2011). USS Carl Vinson, escorted by the guided missile...

Protections for victims of domestic violence

Establishing a new life in a foreign country is an extremely difficult experience.  The stress and pressure of adjusting to a new environment and culture are enough to overwhelm any individual. Unfortunately, for some individuals, the struggle to adapt to a new society is...

The E-2 Visa – The entrepreneur’s option

The United States has long been a country that attracts international entrepreneurs.   Immigration law provides several mechanisms for investors to place key personnel in the US, including the investors themselves. One option is the E-2 visa category. This is also known as the...

Deciding what type of visa is right for you

PEOPLE that are looking to come and legally stay in the United States to live and work will need a visa to remain in the country. There are many different types of visas available in the United States, which one you need will depend on why you are coming to the U.S. What is a...
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