We must abolish the ‘public charge’ rule. A Washington Post op-ed by UI board member, Chris Richardson.

August 15, 2019 Christopher Richardson was a State Department consular officer and diplomat from 2011 to 2018. He is now an immigration attorney. The Trump administration announced a vast expansion of an immigration inadmissibility this week known as the “public charge.” The new rule, more than 800 pages long, creates stricter standards for applicants seeking legal permanent residency…

UI Corporate Partner, Fluor, is Eliminating Educational Barriers in India

Fluor Cares Profile: Eliminating Educational Barriers Just 50 miles away from Fluor’s New Delhi office, the remote villages of Bukharaka and Untka face an education infrastructure crisis. Many schools lack basic, stable infrastructure, which impacts instruction, student outcomes and dropout rates. To help set up local students for success, Fluor partnered with the local non-governmental…

Trump’s social media visa policy isn’t new. We’ve been doing it for years. A Washington Post Op-Ed by UI Board member Christopher Richardson

Christopher Richardson was a State Department consular officer and diplomat from 2011 to 2018. He is now an immigration attorney and Upstate International Board member. As of May 31, a new rule requires everyone who is applying for a visa to travel to the United States to submit their social media information as part of…

Why Be a Member?

Sometimes, “membership” sounds a little scary. To me, it sounds like money, time commitments, and cliquey social groups — all things that, as a senior in college, I can’t afford. But then I started working at Upstate International (UI), and my perspective on membership changed.   As an intern, I’ve gotten to see a side…