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Crispin Aranda, Chief Visa Officer

Currently serving as Chief Visa Counselor of IVC, KaVisang Cris was the lead paralegal of the San Francisco-based US Immigration Services Network with Atty. Norma Molinar. He is well-known in the Philippine migration industry as the main host of Amerika Atbp. TV show, which ran from 2000 to 2011. Still an active immigrant advocate, KaVisang Cris writes a column for The Manila Times, a Philippine daily broadsheet that comes out every Monday. He is also a regular guest of the following AM radio stations: Manila Broadcasting Company DZRH 666kHz (Tuesdays 2PM to 3PM); Radio Mindanao Network DZXL 558 kHz (Wednesdays 12NN to 2 PM); and a co-host of Global Pinoy on Aliw Broadcasting Corporation DWIZ 882 kHz (Saturdays 7PM to 8PM).

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Today the USCIS announced a new policy on how F1, J1 and M1 visa holders in the U.S. would be considered unlawful - and therefore deportable. The guidance will go into effect on August 9, 2018.

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If you have waited years for your visa interview, it would be sad to have your visa petition cancelled simply because you were not able to get your visa interview date on time.

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Study your options because while you wait, you add years to your age which reduces the points and preference to pursue permanent work and residency.

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Just patiently waiting for your priority date to be current would be a mistake. The State Department has started publishing two charts to let visa applicants when they should start preparing documents.

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Failure or inability to include five years of online presence including identities and other identifiers such as aliases or passwords could be basis for visa refusal.

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There are stories here, tales there, hearsay everywhere. There is no prescription for gossip, so we've decided to update this old, archived post that is unexpectedly still being searched for and read.

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One of the provinces in the Maritime region, Nova Scotia offers a high quality of life to its residents. As a new immigrant, there are a variety of free services you may avail of to help you settle in the province.

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