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Life in America: US Immigration News

The latest US immigration news and updates on living in the US as an immigrant including on how to adapt to life in America. Moving to the US can be a hard adjustment to a new life, job, neighborhood, language, currency, and culture but here are the latest stories on life in the US as an American citizen, Permanent Resident, or visitor.

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Legal Immigration to the US is Slowing

By Ella BergquistFebruary 27, 2020
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Data from the Department of Homeland Security shows that legal immigration to the United States has declined by more than 7% between 2016 and 2018. This data excludes refugees from the numbers of immigrants coming into the US. What Areas of US Immigration Are Down? Much of the decline can be linked to the lower […]

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What To Expect When Landing At a US Airport

By Ella BergquistJanuary 16, 2020
ResourcesLiving in the US

Choosing to visit or immigrate to the United States involves carrying the right documentation to clear Customs. Sometimes you will only need a passport but other times a visa may be required. Often visa applications can be a long process but ultimately being able to fulfill your dreams to move or visit the US is […]

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US Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Holders Consider Moving To Canada

By Ella BergquistSeptember 6, 2019
ResourcesLiving in the US

Immigrants with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) in the US are beginning to consider leaving the US following President Trump’s recent plan to return TPS holders to their homes. TPS status is a status that is given to certain nationals present in the US. It is usually given to citizens of countries that are war torn […]

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Am I Eligible to Immigrate to the US?

By Ella BergquistJuly 30, 2019
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Determining if you are eligible to immigrate to the US is the first step of your immigration process. There are four main ways that you can seek to immigrate: Family, Job Offer, Investment or School Acceptance letter. Each category has different eligibility requirements and you need to meet the requirements exactly in order to immigrate to […]

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US Tax Questions Answered for New Immigrants

By Ella BergquistMay 28, 2019
Living in the US

If you are living in the US as a permanent resident or as a new citizen, you will need to file taxes. Taxes are used by the Government to fund various programs including Social Security and Medicare. The amount of taxes that you will be required to pay is based on the amount of income […]

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US Healthcare Questions Answered for New Immigrants

By Ella BergquistMay 28, 2019
Living in the US

Moving to the US means that you will have access to the United States Healthcare system. The US Healthcare system functions primarily in the private sector. This means that much of your care will be provided by private organizations. Unlike some other countries, the US does not have free/ subsidized healthcare. This means that in […]

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Settling in the US: Things To Do After You Arrive

By CaseyNovember 21, 2018
Living in the US

What Immigrants Should Do Their First Week in America Every year, the United States welcomes thousands of immigrants from all around the world. It is diverse, beautiful and full of opportunities. Starting a new life in America could be one of the most important decisions you’ve ever made. The first couple months can be scary […]

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Immigrants Who Helped Make America Great

By Ella BergquistSeptember 4, 2018
Living in the US

Immigration is a hot topic for the world right now. This topic has been at the forefront of many political debates, news headlines, and conversations throughout America especially. Unfortunately, most of the topic of immigration in America has been that of a negative one  which includes a generalization and sterotypes of immigrants. In today’s age, […]

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Top 10 Cities for Immigrants to Live in the United States

By CaseyFebruary 6, 2018
Living in the US

Milwaukee, WI One of the most appealing traits of Milwaukee is it’s affordability. The average cost of living here is found well below the national average. Affordability is especially important for immigrants who have just arrived and may not have the same support systems to fall back on as other Americans do. Some cities in […]

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Can Canadians Retire in the USA?

By Michael NirenApril 15, 2013
Living in the US

Retiring to the United States is a dream of many, but it is not as if you can just pack up and move to the United States because it’s time to retire. Even if you are a Canadian citizen, moving from Canada to the USA requires the proper channels in order to do so. Whether you […]

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Can Canadians Retire in the US?

By Michael NirenApril 13, 2013
Living in the US

  It’s no secret that many Canadians of retirement age travel to the United States every year to spend the winter, but what about retiring in the United States permanently as a Canadian citizen? Canadians Retiring in the United States Unfortunately, no such retirement visa for Canadians exists, although it would be a great idea […]

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Is it possible for Canadians to Retire in the United States?

By Michael NirenApril 11, 2013
Living in the US

Are you a Canadian who is coming up on retirement and would like to retire somewhere warm? Many Canadians ask us if it is possible to just retire in the United States – however, it’s not that easy. While you may know people who spend their winters in the United States, that is because you […]

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When you get the opportunity to go to the US for work from abroad, then I would say VisaPlace would be your best option to get all your documents in place. My 5 star feedback is based on the help I received from Danielle Grbic as she was really professional, I would straight away ask for Danielle to be in charge of your process. From the time that Danielle took over my case I felt confident that it will go well and at the end it went smoother than expected. On my own I would never have been able to get this internal work transfer done as a L1 visa and was best for the professionals to take charge. After arriving in the US, Danielle was still happy to assist with documents and advise. A huge thanks to Danielle and VisaPlace

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Sweet Ness

I spoke with Lilly last week and she’s incredible. Very informative and you can tell she definably cares about her job. She wasn’t pushy at all and she’s there to help you figure out if this service is right for you. I’d recommend contacting VisaPlace if you’re thinkin of traveling internationally and you have questions about the different types of permits.

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Peter Gianakas

I had a great experience with Andrew Diamond from The Visa Place. Andrew was very knowledgable and helped us every step of the way. When we had a discrepancy with my spouse’s Visa Andrew helped us navigate the system in the USA. He even offered to speak directly to the customs and border control officer to help us iron out the situation. Overall the experience was very good and smooth. I highly recommend Andrew and his services at The Visa Place.

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Vanessa Gomes

I spoke with Lilly last week and she’s incredible. Very informative and you can tell she definably cares about her job. She wasn’t pushy at all and she’s there to help you figure out if this service is right for you. I’d recommend contacting VisaPlace if you’re thinkin of traveling internationally and you have questions about the different types of permits.

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TK B

Great firm. They helped me with my visa at a reasonable cost. They were very responsive and most importantly compassionate about my situation. I have no hesitation to recommend them to others

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Nirmal Singh

Really the best immigration law firm. I got visa with their help, they helped me at every step. They answered every single question. I ‘d recommend 10/10

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Krista Sparkes

Extremely satisfied with the professionalism, expertise, efficiency, speed and thoroughness at which my file was managed. Fadi & Danielle are true class acts! Their response times were fantastic (especially during a high-stress period), their quality of work was phenomenal, and their willingness to go the extra mile (without hidden costs, no less!) to prepare me for my work permit interview was unmatched. I strongly recommend VisaPlace to anyone seeking legal counsel as it relates to cross-border services. Highest Regards, Krista