Blog Posts in 2014

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  • U.S. and Cuba Will Restore Diplomatic Relations
    U.S. and Cuba Will Restore Diplomatic Relations

    Yesterday President Obama announced that after almost 54 years of severed relations, the U.S. will re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba and re-establish an embassy in Havana, Cuba. President ...

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  • CBP Launches
    CBP Launches "Border Wait Times" App

    On December 16, 2014, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) launched its Border Wait Times app which can be downloaded for free from Apple's App Store and Google Play. The app does not require any ...

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  • January 2015 Visa Bulletin
    January 2015 Visa Bulletin

    The Department of State has posted the January 2015 Visa Bulletin at travel state . All the family-based preference categories progressed and most categories advanced between 1 to 4 weeks. The most ...

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  • Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA)
    Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA)

    During last night's 15-minute speech, President Obama announced a deferred action initiative (Deferred Action for Parental Accountability - DAPA) for undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and lawful ...

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  • NVC No Longer Collects Original Civil Documents
    NVC No Longer Collects Original Civil Documents

    Prior to consular interviews, all immigrant visa applicants (principal and derivative beneficiaries) are required to submit civil documents (e.g., birth, divorce, marriage and police certificates) to ...

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