Drive-thru Immigration Now Available in Phuket

November 26, 2018

To combat overcrowding, wait times, and a lack of parking, Phuket’s immigration office recently instituted a “drive-thru service.” According to Major General Surachete Hakparn, the move was necessary as Phuket’s office was unable to match the influx of foreigners living and visiting the city in recent years. Already, around 300-700 people are using the drive-thru […]

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Attorney Sues US Government for Denying His Chinese Fiancée a Visa

November 22, 2018

A Wisconsin criminal defense attorney has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security for denying his Chinese fiancée a K1 visa, which allows fiances to live in the US with their significant other with the caveat that they must marry within 90 days. The attorney, Christopher Carson, initially filed the K1 petition with US Citizenship […]

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New Change Means Non-citizens Denied Change of Status Could be Fast-tracked for Deportation

November 22, 2018

A recent policy change by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) states that non-citizens living in the US who apply for an extension or “adjustment of status“, meaning a green card or citizenship, could be fast-tracked for deportation if denied. Before the new change, non-citizens were required to have committed a criminal act […]

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American Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Pedophilia Trips to Thailand

November 20, 2018

A 71-year-old man was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison after a California court convicted him of having sex with underage boys in Thailand. Documents released by the Department of Justice state that the man, Paul Alan Shapiro, had been making regular trips to Thailand for the past 20 years with the goal of […]

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