Naturalized Citizenship

The Path to Naturalized Citizenship

The Path to Naturalized Citizenship Naturalization unlocks citizenship rights for millions of American immigrants. While strict standards apply, the rewards of U.S. citizenship are worth the wait. Once naturalized, foreign-born Americans can participate in politics, work without restrictions, and enjoy other rights of natural-born citizens. Without doubt, naturalization is a hope for countless immigrants across…

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H-1B Program Changes

Understand this Year’s H-1B Program Changes

Understand this Year’s H-1B Program Changes Each year, thousands of foreign professionals receive the opportunity to travel to America and work for U.S. companies. Likewise, U.S. companies can utilize the unique benefits of skillsets rarely found in the American workforce. The H-1B program allows for this symbiotic relationship to flourish, boosting the U.S. economy across…

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National Emergency

Trump Declared a National Emergency to Fund Border Wall

Trump Declared a National Emergency to Fund Border Wall Recently, President Donald Trump’s border wall has made headlines repeatedly. First, it was due to the president’s demands for border wall funding and his threats to force a government shutdown. Next, it was because of the historic shutdown and its disastrous effects for the country, American…

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Detained Loved One

How to Find a Detained Loved One Online

How to Find a Detained Loved One Online Every year, ICE detains hundreds of thousands of people via a network of public and private facilities. Throughout the United States (U.S.), ICE operates hundreds of detention centers. As of fiscal year (FY) 2015, ICE operated 638 centers, allowing the mass detention of immigrants facing court proceedings.…

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Census Citizenship

In the News: The U.S. Census and Citizenship

In the News: The U.S. Census and Citizenship The United States (U.S.) Census has existed for hundreds of years. Started in 1790, the census is a pillar of American government procedure. It allows both proper assessment of the U.S. population as well as educated estimation of population growth and transformation. It is an incredibly useful…

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Immigration Court

Immigration Court: Benefits of Legal Representation

Immigration Court: Benefits of Legal Representation The intricate nature of the United States (U.S.) immigration system can be deeply overwhelming. Despite this, hundreds of thousands must navigate such processes every year. To make matters worse, immigration courts face crushing case backlogs that can delay proceedings for months or even years. Currently, as a result of…

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Asylum Interview

Preparing for Your Asylum Interview

Preparing for Your Asylum Interview Each year across the globe, thousands must flee their homes due to persecution and fear. The United States (U.S.) allows those who fear return to their native countries to apply for asylum. If granted asylum, a beneficiary can stay in the U.S. permanently, building a life free from the threat…

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Understanding Deportation

Understanding Deportation: Reasons for Removal

Understanding Deportation: Reasons for Removal For countless people across America, deportation is a very real fear. This is especially true for those who have spent many years in the United States (U.S.). These immigrants often are deeply enmeshed in their communities and have jobs, families, and homes. In the U.S., there are several prominent reasons…

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Immigration Court Delays

Government Shutdown Leads to Immigration Court Delays

Government Shutdown Leads to Immigration Court Delays January 16, 2019   In the United States (U.S.), the nation is experiencing a historically-long partial government shutdown. The shutdown, forced by President Donald Trump, has stretched on into mid-January with no foreseeable end in sight. In December, the president threatened to shut down the government as he…

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Are You Eligible for a Green Card?

Are You Eligible For a Green Card? Within the United States (U.S.), acquisition of a green card is the key to permanent residence. In fact, the proper legal term for a green card holder is “lawful permanent resident” or LPR. When someone holds LPR status, with patience and practice they can eventually become a naturalized…

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