Bradenton, FL (PRWEB) August 5, 2005 -
Immigrating to the United States is notoriously difficult. The terrorist attacks against the United States of Sept. 11th, 2001, have exacerbated the problems faced by most foreigners who want to relocate to, or visit the United States, for whatever reason.
One of the most important changes to immigration policies and procedures has been establishment of the Department of Homeland Security. This department was created in direct response to the realization that the terrorists involved in the 9/11 attacks against the United States had visas to be in the country. Six months after the attacks, the news broke that the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) had approved change-of-status applications from Mohammed Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi, the pilots who flew the planes into the World Trade Center. Both men were approved to change from tourist to student visas on March 11, 2001.
The discovery that the INS had approved visa applications of terrorists shook the administration of the US government to its core. Monumental immigration reforms were passed by Congress in an effort to increase US security including: the USA Patriot Act on Oct. 28th, 2001 and the Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Act in 2002. On March 1, 2003, the INS, which operated under the jurisdiction of the Department of Justice since 1941, became an agency of the Department of Homeland Security as the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
The biggest problem that visa applicants face today is based on the tacit policy that if there is any doubt as to whether the application should be approved, it will now be denied. No official of the USCIS wants to be responsible for approving a terrorist to come to the U.S., so it is now more important than ever that visa applications are properly prepared and reviewed before they are presented to U.S. immigration.
In response to these new challenges the U.S. Institute on Immigration, (USIOI), has published a series of six low cost reports that provide authoritative data from numerous global organizations and governments, and analysis of U.S. immigration policies, trends, and useful information to help immigrants of limited means navigate through the enormous bureaucratic, post 9-11 USCIS.
Reports available for immediate download at https://www.usioi.com in Adobe PDF format include “Insider Information and Tips You Need before you apply for:
- The US Diversity Visa Lottery Program"
- U.S. Green Cards"
- U.S. Family Visas"
- U.S. Work Visas"
- U.S. Student Visas"
- U.S. Tourist Visas"
The aim of these reports, drawn from a variety of sources, is to provide as much information as possible to those who are interested in applying or who have already applied for a visa for the United States, explaining how eligibility is determined for green cards and visas, what the applications consist of, how they should be prepared and submitted; what additional information is required with each application and what common mistakes result in the denial of such applications. If you're interested and would like to download one of these valuable reports please go to https://www.usioi.com.
When you purchase reports from USIOI you not only gain valuable insight into a very difficult process, but your contributions allow us to continue valuable research designed to help immigrants fulfill their dreams of a better life.