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If the American Dream is inspiring you to think about a move to the USA, these articles might help you with your decision making.

H-1B visa applications welcomed

The authority governing immigration into the US recently announced that H-1B visas are still available for the next fiscal year.

Soldiering into America

Immigration attorney Linda Lau looks into a combative approach to obtaining a US passport in a hurry

Visa process for researchers streamlined

Educational and scientific organisations have succeeded in their drive to reform the visa application process for foreign graduates and post-doctoral researchers.

Support for US student visa reform

A prominent American economic analyst spoke recently in favour of attracting and retaining skilled migrants.

Extraordinary people flocking to USA

Over the past few years the number of people being awarded the O-1 visa increased by 40 per cent. This visa class is reserved for people with •extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business or athletics•, and 2008 saw 9,014 immigrants awarded an O-1 visa.

Obama extends visa programme for religious workers

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced earlier this month that President Obama has extended the non-minister special immigrant religious worker programme to 29th September 2009 - the programme had expired on 6th March 2009.

E-2 reform hope

A bill to give E-2 visa holders the opportunity to earn permanent residency has been re-submitted to Congress.

H-1Bs still available

In recent years the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has closed the door for H-1B applications soon after they open the flood gates on 1st April. Not this year, though.