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Questions about immigration and expatriates are a specific recurrent class of off-topic questions on our site. What should we do about them?

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Why aren't questions that belong on Expats migrated there rather than closed?

There are several related meta questions like: Is it necessary to migrate questions... Are H-1B and J-1 questions going to be migrated to expats? Immigration once again: what makes something an ...
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Is it OK to ask questions about immigration?

Is it OK to ask concrete questions about how to legally migrate to a different country? or is this site more for business and tourism type of travelling? Essentially, is it ok to ask about legal ...
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How can we nip immigration questions in the bud?

Maybe it's a coincidence or maybe it's the tip of an iceberg, but a couple of new immigration questions have appeared in the last couple of days and are receiving up votes despite not being about ...
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How did temporary stays longer than a tourist visa become off-topic?

I found a question about a student visa that was closed as off-topic. Someone commented “your question is about immigration and thus off-topic”. I would agree with that sentence — but the question isn'...
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Are expat questions on-topic?

The story so far: although the subject of expat questions has been raised in the past, we haven't really given much thought on them and the issue is still controversial. So let's have this debate. ...
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Adding "post this on Expatriates" guidance to the ask page

The Problem: Migration Traffic to Expatriates Adding a migration target to Expatiates isn't currently an available option since SE doesn't add migration paths to sites in beta: Migration path ...
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50 nationalities, 100 countries, should we expect and tolerate 5000 visa questions?

There have been many questions about visas, when one needs them and how to get them. I think in most cases there are good online sources to find out about this, even if some one answers a specific ...
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Are H1-B and J-1 questions going to be migrated to Expats?

Now that Expats.SE is open-beta, will expat related questions be migrated there or will they stay on Travel.SE? For example I've noted that bunch of questions just got tagged as h1b-visas and j1-...
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Expat proposal needs just 1 more question with >10 score! Can you help? [closed]

For some time there's been the problem of immigration questions on here, and there's been tentative hope of an immmigration.SE - and indeed, there's an Immigration/Expat proposal. Now, said ...
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