Every country has its own set of rules, values, and culture. These rules vary depending on region, religion, and political viewpoint. Understanding the culture will help to build relationships, present opportunities, and aid your transition to living and working in a new country. As much as culture plays a large part in day-to-day interactions, it… Read More

As a new resident of the United States, you’ll soon discover that you will need a social security number (SSN) to apply for a loan, own a home, apply for most jobs, and obtain a driver’s license in some states. Created in 1935 to track the earning history of the U.S. workforce, the social security… Read More

Welcome to the United States, the land of opportunity. There is a famous saying in the United States – “Location, Location, Location.” Coined by real estate mogul Harold Samuel in the 1940s, this phrase speaks to the most essential aspect of choosing a property – location. Location is also significant when it comes to opportunities… Read More

Immigrant-owned businesses create jobs and contribute to the economy. They also pave the way for the owners in a country where employment opportunities may be limited for non-native residents. It takes courage and tenacity to come to a country where the culture and language are challenging and create business opportunities in an unfamiliar environment. Given… Read More

Immigrant families in the United States have a positive impact on the U.S. economy and culture. For example, extended immigrant families and close-knit immigrant communities play a key role in contributing to the labor force, creating new businesses and providing the means and support for upward mobility.  If you are at least 21 years old… Read More

There are approximately 319,000 Temporary Protective Status (TPS) holders in the United States today, according to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Most TPS recipients have been in the country for years, often setting up roots in the United States by starting careers, building families, and becoming an integral part of their communities. The Center… Read More

Deportation, also referred to as “removal,” is the formal removal of a foreign national from the U.S. for violating immigration law. The threat of deportation affects families, their livelihoods, and the chances of living full lives while in the United States. The best way to avoid deportation is through a solid understanding of visa recipient… Read More

In May of this year, President Biden announced a raise in the annual refugee admissions cap to 62,500 for the fiscal year. This announcement erases the historically low cap set by the previous administration of 15,000. In a statement issued by the White House, President Biden announced, “The United States Refugee Admissions Program embodies America’s… Read More