Author: Prabalta Rijal

U.S Federal Judge halts hike on U.S Visa fees

September 30, 2020 by Prabalta Rijal

The Trump Administration’s attempt at increasing the immigration fees has been blocked by a U.S Federal Judge. The law which was supposed to go into effect this week would have increased the visa and other immigration fees by at least 20 percent. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), had proposed…

The U.S tilting towards more liberal policies for immigrants even under Trump Administration

September 4, 2020 by Prabalta Rijal

The New American Economy (NAE), a national nonprofit immigration research and advocacy organization which last month released the study “New Americans in San Jose Metro Area,” examined the role immigrants played in various industries and how they were left out of federal safety nets. The data includes Santa Clara and…

USCIS Averts Furlough, Visa Application Processes to Resume Normally

September 3, 2020 by Prabalta Rijal

The USCIS earlier last week announced that the eminent furlough of its 13,000 or more employees has been averted for now.  This would have been a complete disaster as it would have drastically increased the backlog of visa applications. The reason USCIS is facing such a problem is that it…

Everything you need to know about studying in Costa Rica

August 19, 2020 by Prabalta Rijal

When we think of Costa Rica the first thing that comes to our mind are the sun, sandy beaches, and adventure, however this small country in Latin America has a lot more to offer with an awesome education system and over 97 percent literacy rate, this paradise location is also…