H-1B Petitions Premium Processing for All Temporarily Suspended

Starting April 3, 2017, USCIS will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B petitions. This suspension may last up to 6 months. While H-1B premium processing is suspended, petitioners will not be able to file Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service for a Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker which requests the H-1B nonimmigrant classification. We will notify the public before resuming premium processing for H-1B petitions.

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Culinary Cultural Immersion a Foodie-Forward Travel Trend

Culinary Cultural Immersion a Foodie-Forward Travel Trend

Whether for adventure travel or more relaxing respites, travelers are increasingly seeking regionally-authentic itineraries that offer an intimate view of local cultures. In fact, reports show the trend of being “connoisseurs of local culture” will boom this year. Indigenous tourism and cultural immersion experiences—especially those with culinary components—are white hot. For culturally AND culinary-minded meanderers, food tourism has evolved into a mission critical travel consideration.

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Big Thank You To America From Muslim Leader!

Big Thank You To America From Muslim Leader!

As thousands marched for freedom and liberation at the Free The People Immigration March, Sanctuary For All, on February 18th, Hussam Ayloush, Executive Director of CAIR LA (Council on American Islamic Relations) expressed gratitude for the unwavering support of Americans against the marginalization of Muslim communities through the Muslim ban of the Trump Presidency.

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America at a Crossroads: Land of Hope or Fear?

America at a Crossroads: Land of Hope or Fear?

Recently all 10 of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) submitted their resignations to President Trump. The main reason: Trump’s policies have adversely affected Asian Americans in particular and minorities in general.

“We cannot serve under an administration that seeks to exclude members of our society or take away their rights, especially the Muslim community, which is very much part of our AAPI community,” stated former Commissioner Maulik Pancholy.

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A Prison by Any Other Name: An Interview with Dr. Tung Thanh Nguyen

A Prison by Any Other Name: An Interview with Dr. Tung Thanh Nguyen

Tung Thanh Nguyen, MD, recently resigned along with nine others from President Barack Obama’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to protest the new administration’s policies that they claimed have adversely affected Asian Americans and people of color. Nguyen is a professor at the UCSF School of Medicine and the Chair of PIVOT— The Progressive Vietnamese American Organization. NAM editor, Andrew Lam, interviewed him on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the executive order that led to Japanese American internment camp.

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Immigrant Mother Demands Seat At The Table With President Donald Trump

Immigrant Mother Demands Seat At The Table With President Donald Trump

The Free The People Immigration March, Sanctuary For All, saw speakers from a diverse array of professions and walks of life. Among these representatives of groups and community members, was Pamela Anchang, Publisher & Editor Of The Immigrant Magazine. As a mother and professional, Pamela echoed the frenzy and fears of all immigrants and particularly those targeted by the executive order of the Trump administration including Muslims, the undocumented and illegals.

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Covering Hate Crimes in an Increasingly Toxic Political World

Covering Hate Crimes in an Increasingly Toxic Political World

On the eve of the inauguration for one of the most divisive presidents ever to take office, hate crime researchers are advising journalists to keep a close eye on the intersection of crime and hate speech in their communities.

“Research has shown that in the wake of a catalytic incident, such as 9/11, [it] can create a correlation of a spike in hate crimes,” said Brian Levin, criminal justice professor at California State University, San Bernardino, and director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism.

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Famous American Companies Founded By Immigrants

#DayWithoutImmigrants, TIM Highlights Famous American Companies Founded By Immigrants

The Immigrant Magazine stands in solidarity with the call for February 16 to be “A Day Without Immigrants” #DayWithoutImmigrants, #UnDiaSinInmigrantes. We stand with our undocumented, illegal, DACA, DAPA, queer and Muslim immigrant communities who despite their struggles and challenges manage to contribute enormously to the strength of the USA.

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Is America Still A Nation of Immigrants?

Is America Still A Nation of Immigrants?

What is it like to be an immigrant in America these days? Is it still worth coming, you ask, and is the American dream still possible?

Your questions gave me pause. Who from Vietnam, after all, would have thought to ask them a few years back? Didn’t the American dream, or rather the dream of coming to America, cause the movement of millions in our homeland, and stir the soul of many millions more? It breaks my heart then to hear that you might not come. It is to me the worst news yet about my adopted country.

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