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  • Federale's Immigrant Of The Day: Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte

    federale86
    26 Oct 2014 | 4:21 pm
    Illegal alien cop killer. Just doing jobs Americans won't. http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/art...nt-5846997.php
  • ** interview reschedule notice**

    Lilias
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:37 am
    Greetings, I had done my asylum interview on the 14th of October then 11 days later I have received a notice from uscis for interview reschedule notice ! What does that mean and is it good or bad ?
  • The Religion Of Body Parts Strikes Again

    Shourn
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:28 am
    More victims of Islam.
  • Immigration Marriage Fraud

    Shourn
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:11 am
    Immigration Marriage Fraud - National Security If you are a United States citizen who is married Immigrant spouse (within your spouses initial 2 year Permanent Resident Card) and you have been Falsely Accused of State charges: If you have a gut feeling that you might be Falsely Accused in the future by your Immigrant spouse: Go to www csiinvestigations com and read Marriage Fraud 101 Go to www immigrationfraudvictins com Go to: www immigrationfraud com If you do not understand my message above; let me attempt another avenue to explain my thoughts. All Nationalities Male or Female!!! All…
  • Freedom1, are you still out there?

    Shourn
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:05 am
    I was just wondering... Have you already applied for naturalization? I'm getting ready to apply myself and would like to know how you dealt with the missprinted date on your green card. Please share your experience. Cheers
 
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  • Federale's Immigrant Of The Day: Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte

    federale86
    26 Oct 2014 | 4:21 pm
    Illegal alien cop killer. Just doing jobs Americans won't. http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/art...nt-5846997.php
  • ** interview reschedule notice**

    Lilias
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:37 am
    Greetings, I had done my asylum interview on the 14th of October then 11 days later I have received a notice from uscis for interview reschedule notice ! What does that mean and is it good or bad ?
  • The Religion Of Body Parts Strikes Again

    Shourn
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:28 am
    More victims of Islam.
  • Immigration Marriage Fraud

    Shourn
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:11 am
    Immigration Marriage Fraud - National Security If you are a United States citizen who is married Immigrant spouse (within your spouses initial 2 year Permanent Resident Card) and you have been Falsely Accused of State charges: If you have a gut feeling that you might be Falsely Accused in the future by your Immigrant spouse: Go to www csiinvestigations com and read Marriage Fraud 101 Go to www immigrationfraudvictins com Go to: www immigrationfraud com If you do not understand my message above; let me attempt another avenue to explain my thoughts. All Nationalities Male or Female!!! All…
  • Freedom1, are you still out there?

    Shourn
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:05 am
    I was just wondering... Have you already applied for naturalization? I'm getting ready to apply myself and would like to know how you dealt with the missprinted date on your green card. Please share your experience. Cheers
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  • Federale's Immigrant Of The Day: Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte

    federale86
    26 Oct 2014 | 4:21 pm
    Illegal alien cop killer. Just doing jobs Americans won't. http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/art...nt-5846997.php
  • ** interview reschedule notice**

    Lilias
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:37 am
    Greetings, I had done my asylum interview on the 14th of October then 11 days later I have received a notice from uscis for interview reschedule notice ! What does that mean and is it good or bad ?
  • The Religion Of Body Parts Strikes Again

    Shourn
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:28 am
    More victims of Islam.
  • Immigration Marriage Fraud

    Shourn
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:11 am
    Immigration Marriage Fraud - National Security If you are a United States citizen who is married Immigrant spouse (within your spouses initial 2 year Permanent Resident Card) and you have been Falsely Accused of State charges: If you have a gut feeling that you might be Falsely Accused in the future by your Immigrant spouse: Go to www csiinvestigations com and read Marriage Fraud 101 Go to www immigrationfraudvictins com Go to: www immigrationfraud com If you do not understand my message above; let me attempt another avenue to explain my thoughts. All Nationalities Male or Female!!! All…
  • Freedom1, are you still out there?

    Shourn
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:05 am
    I was just wondering... Have you already applied for naturalization? I'm getting ready to apply myself and would like to know how you dealt with the missprinted date on your green card. Please share your experience. Cheers
 
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  • Federale's Immigrant Of The Day: Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte

    federale86
    26 Oct 2014 | 4:21 pm
    Illegal alien cop killer. Just doing jobs Americans won't. http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/art...nt-5846997.php
  • ** interview reschedule notice**

    Lilias
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:37 am
    Greetings, I had done my asylum interview on the 14th of October then 11 days later I have received a notice from uscis for interview reschedule notice ! What does that mean and is it good or bad ?
  • The Religion Of Body Parts Strikes Again

    Shourn
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:28 am
    More victims of Islam.
  • Immigration Marriage Fraud

    Shourn
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:11 am
    Immigration Marriage Fraud - National Security If you are a United States citizen who is married Immigrant spouse (within your spouses initial 2 year Permanent Resident Card) and you have been Falsely Accused of State charges: If you have a gut feeling that you might be Falsely Accused in the future by your Immigrant spouse: Go to www csiinvestigations com and read Marriage Fraud 101 Go to www immigrationfraudvictins com Go to: www immigrationfraud com If you do not understand my message above; let me attempt another avenue to explain my thoughts. All Nationalities Male or Female!!! All…
  • Freedom1, are you still out there?

    Shourn
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:05 am
    I was just wondering... Have you already applied for naturalization? I'm getting ready to apply myself and would like to know how you dealt with the missprinted date on your green card. Please share your experience. Cheers
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  • Federale's Immigrant Of The Day: Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte

    federale86
    26 Oct 2014 | 4:21 pm
    Illegal alien cop killer. Just doing jobs Americans won't. http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/art...nt-5846997.php
  • ** interview reschedule notice**

    Lilias
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:37 am
    Greetings, I had done my asylum interview on the 14th of October then 11 days later I have received a notice from uscis for interview reschedule notice ! What does that mean and is it good or bad ?
  • The Religion Of Body Parts Strikes Again

    Shourn
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:28 am
    More victims of Islam.
  • Immigration Marriage Fraud

    Shourn
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:11 am
    Immigration Marriage Fraud - National Security If you are a United States citizen who is married Immigrant spouse (within your spouses initial 2 year Permanent Resident Card) and you have been Falsely Accused of State charges: If you have a gut feeling that you might be Falsely Accused in the future by your Immigrant spouse: Go to www csiinvestigations com and read Marriage Fraud 101 Go to www immigrationfraudvictins com Go to: www immigrationfraud com If you do not understand my message above; let me attempt another avenue to explain my thoughts. All Nationalities Male or Female!!! All…
  • Freedom1, are you still out there?

    Shourn
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:05 am
    I was just wondering... Have you already applied for naturalization? I'm getting ready to apply myself and would like to know how you dealt with the missprinted date on your green card. Please share your experience. Cheers
 
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  • Federale's Immigrant Of The Day: Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte

    federale86
    26 Oct 2014 | 4:21 pm
    Illegal alien cop killer. Just doing jobs Americans won't. http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/art...nt-5846997.php
  • ** interview reschedule notice**

    Lilias
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:37 am
    Greetings, I had done my asylum interview on the 14th of October then 11 days later I have received a notice from uscis for interview reschedule notice ! What does that mean and is it good or bad ?
  • The Religion Of Body Parts Strikes Again

    Shourn
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:28 am
    More victims of Islam.
  • Immigration Marriage Fraud

    Shourn
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:11 am
    Immigration Marriage Fraud - National Security If you are a United States citizen who is married Immigrant spouse (within your spouses initial 2 year Permanent Resident Card) and you have been Falsely Accused of State charges: If you have a gut feeling that you might be Falsely Accused in the future by your Immigrant spouse: Go to www csiinvestigations com and read Marriage Fraud 101 Go to www immigrationfraudvictins com Go to: www immigrationfraud com If you do not understand my message above; let me attempt another avenue to explain my thoughts. All Nationalities Male or Female!!! All…
  • Freedom1, are you still out there?

    Shourn
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:05 am
    I was just wondering... Have you already applied for naturalization? I'm getting ready to apply myself and would like to know how you dealt with the missprinted date on your green card. Please share your experience. Cheers
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  • Federale's Immigrant Of The Day: Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte

    federale86
    26 Oct 2014 | 4:21 pm
    Illegal alien cop killer. Just doing jobs Americans won't. http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/art...nt-5846997.php
  • ** interview reschedule notice**

    Lilias
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:37 am
    Greetings, I had done my asylum interview on the 14th of October then 11 days later I have received a notice from uscis for interview reschedule notice ! What does that mean and is it good or bad ?
  • The Religion Of Body Parts Strikes Again

    Shourn
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:28 am
    More victims of Islam.
  • Immigration Marriage Fraud

    Shourn
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:11 am
    Immigration Marriage Fraud - National Security If you are a United States citizen who is married Immigrant spouse (within your spouses initial 2 year Permanent Resident Card) and you have been Falsely Accused of State charges: If you have a gut feeling that you might be Falsely Accused in the future by your Immigrant spouse: Go to www csiinvestigations com and read Marriage Fraud 101 Go to www immigrationfraudvictins com Go to: www immigrationfraud com If you do not understand my message above; let me attempt another avenue to explain my thoughts. All Nationalities Male or Female!!! All…
  • Freedom1, are you still out there?

    Shourn
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:05 am
    I was just wondering... Have you already applied for naturalization? I'm getting ready to apply myself and would like to know how you dealt with the missprinted date on your green card. Please share your experience. Cheers
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  • Federale's Immigrant Of The Day: Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte

    federale86
    26 Oct 2014 | 4:21 pm
    Illegal alien cop killer. Just doing jobs Americans won't. http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/art...nt-5846997.php
  • ** interview reschedule notice**

    Lilias
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:37 am
    Greetings, I had done my asylum interview on the 14th of October then 11 days later I have received a notice from uscis for interview reschedule notice ! What does that mean and is it good or bad ?
  • The Religion Of Body Parts Strikes Again

    Shourn
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:28 am
    More victims of Islam.
  • Immigration Marriage Fraud

    Shourn
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:11 am
    Immigration Marriage Fraud - National Security If you are a United States citizen who is married Immigrant spouse (within your spouses initial 2 year Permanent Resident Card) and you have been Falsely Accused of State charges: If you have a gut feeling that you might be Falsely Accused in the future by your Immigrant spouse: Go to www csiinvestigations com and read Marriage Fraud 101 Go to www immigrationfraudvictins com Go to: www immigrationfraud com If you do not understand my message above; let me attempt another avenue to explain my thoughts. All Nationalities Male or Female!!! All…
  • Freedom1, are you still out there?

    Shourn
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:05 am
    I was just wondering... Have you already applied for naturalization? I'm getting ready to apply myself and would like to know how you dealt with the missprinted date on your green card. Please share your experience. Cheers
 
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    ImmigrationProf Blog

  • Many Americans Renounce Citizenship, Hitting New Record

    Immigration Prof
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:58 am
    Robert W. Wood reports for Forbes on the increase in expatriation, which has U.S. tax consequences. In recent years, some well-known Americans have renounced their U.S. citizenship. In 2012, Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin renounced his citizenship. In 2013, singer Tina...
  • From the Bookshelves: En Recuerdo de The Dying Art of Mexican Cemeteries in the Southwest by Bruce F. Jordan

    Immigration Prof
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:12 am
    En Recuerdo de The Dying Art of Mexican Cemeteries in the Southwest by Bruce F. Jordan (with essays by Martina Will de Chaparro and Tony Mares and an interview by Bryce Milligan). From the back roads of New Mexico and...
  • Credit Irish Immigrants with Halloween? HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

    Immigration Prof
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:42 am
    As Americans celebrate Halloween today with parades, parties, trick-or-treating, and other festivities, we should acknowledge that immigrants brought this festive holiday to the United States. Halloween originated as an ancient Celtic festival and was popularized in the United States by...
  • Rep Senators Request President to Hold Off on Executive Action

    Immigration Prof
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:31 am
    The Three Senators As has been widely reported, three Republican senators (John McCain (Arizona), Lindsey Graham (South Carolina) and Marco Rubio (Florida) who have supported comprehensive immigration reform are now urging President Barack Obama to hold off on executive action...
  • Investing in the Future: Labor Market Integration Policies for New Immigrants in Germany

    Immigration Prof
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:09 am
    Facing an aging and declining labor force, Germany has introduced a wide array of services at federal, state, and local government levels to improve the labor market integration of new arrivals—including employment counseling, vocational training, and language instruction. A major...
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  • November 2014 Visa Bulletin: India EB2 Retrogresses

    Ashwin Sharma Esq.
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:46 am
    The Department of State released the Visa Bulletin for November 2014 which notes a slight forward movement in most categories, except the employment-based, second preference (EB2) India category, which retrogressed from May 1, 2009 to February 15, 2005. The Visa Bulletin, see below, also included notes on potential visa availability in the coming months. ========================================= Visa […]
  • Florida Immigrant Coalition’s “Drive for Common Sense” seeks Drivers Licenses for all Floridians Regardless of Immigration Status

    Ashwin Sharma Esq.
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:31 am
    The Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC) is a statewide coalition of more than 30 member organizations and over 100 allies, founded in 1998 and formally incorporated in 2004. The FLIC has organized “The drive for common sense” which would allow Florida drivers to hold a driver’s license regardless of immigration status.  A petition endorsing this position […]
  • Major Retrogression Imminent for EB-2 India

    Ashwin Sharma Esq.
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:22 am
    Via aila.org Per the AILA DOS Liaison Committee’s followup with Mr. Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, U.S. Department of State, “retrogression of EB-2 India appears to be imminent, and could happen as early as November. The October 2014 priority date for EB-2 India is May 1, 2009. Given current demand, the […]
  • DOL Statistics on H-1Bs from FY2014 Fourth Quarter (8/31/14)

    Ashwin Sharma Esq.
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:11 am
    The U.S. Department of Labor’s OFLC statistics on H-1Bs as of 8/31/14, including number of LCAs received, top occupations, states, and employers, as well as the number of certified, denied, and withdrawn LCAs, number of positions requested and certified, and percentage of applications timely processed. Interestingly, of the top ten (10) H-1B Occupations: The top three (3) H-1B […]
  • Customs and Border Protection has Designated (optional) Ports of Entry for First Time Canadian TN (NAFTA) and L Visa Applicants

    Ashwin Sharma Esq.
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:34 am
    Beginning in mid-September, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is optimizing processing for first-time Canadian TN and L applicants seeking entry into the United States under NAFTA. CBP has designated ports of entry that will ensure a more efficient approach to processing the high volume of TN and L applicants.
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  • With Immigration Reform in Limbo, Churches Offer Sanctuary

    Eric Gibble
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:50 am
    Immigration reform legislation remains stalled in Congress, and the Obama administration has yet to announce what executive actions the president will take on immigration after the election. In response to the lack of reform, churches across the country are sheltering undocumented immigrants who face imminent deportation by providing them with sanctuary. Arturo Hernandez Garcia is seeking refuge within the walls of a Unitarian Church in Denver, Colorado. Originally from Mexico, Garcia has worked as a contractor in the U.S. since 1999 and is the father of two U.S. citizen girls. He has…
  • Why Immigration Helps African American Employment

    Amy Grenier
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:17 pm
    An old myth about African Americans and immigrants resurfaced on Monday thanks to a series of over-reactions to a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) procurement order. In the complicated world of government procurement, the government has to plan for purchases far in advance, even if it ultimately doesn’t purchase everything on its list.  Consequently, when USCIS put in an order for paper that could be used to produce up to 34 million Permanent Resident Cards and Employment Authorization Documents, it was identifying the maximum amount of paper it might need in the near…
  • Opponents of Immigration Reform Exploit Tragic California Shooting

    Mark Noferi
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:17 pm
    An unauthorized immigrant allegedly shot and killed two police officers on Friday in Northern California. Not surprisingly, opponents of immigration reform immediately tried to turn a tragic incident into an argument against immigration reform. As Kevin Johnson, dean of University of California-Davis Law School, said, “Everyone agrees that this is the sort of person we should be focused on not having here.” But this case is the exception, not the rule. First, studies show immigrants, even unauthorized immigrants, have low rates of violent crime.  Immigrants are less likely to commit…
  • How USCIS Tried to Keep Out a Skilled Brazilian Steakhouse Worker

    Leslie Dellon
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:28 pm
    When a U.S. multinational company wants to bring a talented employee from overseas to work in the U.S. for a fixed period, it typically pursues what’s called an “L-1 visa” for transferring employees between related entities. There are two L-1 categories—the L-1A, which is reserved for executives and managers; and the L-1B, which is available for employees who possess “specialized knowledge” relevant to the company. For an L-1B, the term “specialized knowledge” means that an employee has special knowledge of a company’s product and its application in international markets or…
  • Non-Citizen Voter Fraud is Not Swaying Elections

    Amanda Peterson Beadle
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Along with campaign ads and ballot initiatives, the November elections inevitably bring allegations that non-citizens are turning out in droves to skew elections.  Despite repeated investigations over the years finding no indication that systematic vote fraud by non-citizens occurs, some voters will have to navigate cumbersome voter identification laws designed to address a non-existent problem. Supporters of these laws like to pretend that non-citizens are crowding into voting booths and illegally changing the outcome of critical elections. But the reality is that voter ID laws have little…
 
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  • AFL-CIO Gets Facts Wrong on Immigration

    Steven A. Camarota
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:52 am
    New Hampshire AFL-CIO President Mark S. MacKenzie released a nonsensical statement about Center for Immigration Studies research cited by Senate Candidate Scott Brown in last night's debate: read more
  • Aliens from Some Nations Are More Equal than Others

    David North
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:24 am
    Speaking generally, our immigration laws and practices are supposed to be blind and unbiased as far as national origin is concerned. If a citizen marries a partner from overseas, we expect that the spouse will be treated the same no matter where the partner was born — Albania or Zambia. But over the years, through a variety of mechanisms, special arrangements for people from specific countries have crept into our systems, making some aliens, to quote George Orwell, more equal than others. Most of these arrangements favor people from a single nation; a few others benefit small groups of…
  • Fences at the White House, Fences at the Border

    Dan Cadman
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:13 am
    Like most Americans, I followed the media accounts of White House fence jumper Omar Gonzalez with a lot of concern — especially as the revelations continued to seep out about exactly how serious the security breach was, and how far Gonzalez made it into "the people's house". read more
  • Devastating Investigative Report Exposes One Part of the H-1B Problem

    David North
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    There are two major problems with the H-1B program: It routinely drives down wages for everyone in the high-tech industries and deprives resident workers of good jobs. It often results in the additional exploitation of workers from India, routinely, but not always, by firms from India. read more
  • Napolitano Rallies Behind White House "Executive Action" Plans from Her Academic Perch

    Dan Cadman
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:59 am
    Former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano gave a speech at the University of Georgia Law School this week (see full text here), telling us why the president should go it alone and create another "executive action" program to shelter thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands if not millions, of illegal aliens read more
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  • Prevailing Wage: Green Card Recruitment Video

    Jake VanKersen
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:35 am
    Prevailing Wage: The 1st step of the Green Card Recruitment Process Part of the Green Card recruitment process is proving to the USCIS that the candidate that you are petitioning is not only the best person for the job, but that a qualified US worker is not available. This part of the Green Card or PERM process is called recruitment and the first step is filing a Prevailing Wage Request with the Department of Labor. The prevailing wage determines the minimum wage for the Green Card position. In our latest video we give an overview of the documents that are needed for the prevailing wage…
  • The Haitian Family Reunification Program (HFRP)

    Aneesah Ali
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:46 am
    The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) will soon implement the Haitian Family Reunification Program (HFRP). The HFRP will give certain Haitian relatives of U.S. citizens the option to apply for parole in the United States to be reunited with their families before their immigrant visas become available. The goal of this program is to promote family unity, as well as safe, legal, and orderly migration from Haiti to the United States. DHS plans to begin the program in early 2015. Eligibility to Apply for Haitian Family Reunification Program (HFRP): Sponsor of immigrant visa must be a…
  • K-1 Fiance Visa Requirements: What To Do If You Have Not Met in Person

    Aneesah Ali
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:28 pm
    One of the the K-1 fiance visa requirements is that the U.S. citizen and foreign national fiance meet in person within two years of filing their petition. While there are two exceptions to the two-year meeting requirement (discussed below), the two year meeting requirement is applicable to most persons. Every day, VISANOW’s immigration specialists speak with individuals interested in the K-1 fiance visa process who have not yet met in person. So, what do you do if you want to apply for a K-1 fiance visa, but you and your fiance have not met in within the last two years ? Here are four…
  • Green Card Recruitment: Job Postings

    Jake VanKersen
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:47 pm
    ***   Part of the Green Card recruitment process is proving to the USCIS that the candidate that you are petitioning is not only the best person for the job, but that it can’t be filled by a U.S. worker. In order to prove that you did your due diligence in trying to find a U.S. citizen to fill the position you will need to file a recruitment report of the job postings you made of that position. You will want to include a report of the various places that you have posted the job including newspapers, LinkedIn, internal postings and anywhere else. Watch out latest video to find out more…
  • When to Open an Employment Based Green Card for an Employee

    Jenny Terlinden
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:26 am
      In order to ensure continued work authorization for your foreign national employees, it’s important to consider sponsoring them for an employment based Green Card well in advance of their max-out date. As a general guide, we suggest starting the employment based green card process at least 2 years before the max-out date. For those who don’t know, a max-out date is the date by which an employee must leave the U.S. In general, work visas are temporary in nature and can be renewed, but many are not designed to be used indefinitely. H-1B employees are allowed 6 years in H-1B status.
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  • An Interview with “Juan” – Unaccompanied Minor, ISIS Supporter, and Ebola Carrier

    Jason Dzubow
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:57 am
                        In a recent press conference, the dynamic duo of Congressman Steve King and rich guy Donald Trump made some pretty frightening claims about the young people who have lately been arriving at our Southern border. Mr. King told the audience that America is becoming “a third-world country” because of “the things that are coming at us from across the border,” including illegal drugs, Central American children of “prime gang recruitment age,” ISIS… and the…
  • I Was Interviewed for Asylum, But I Never Received a Decision

    Jason Dzubow
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:55 am
                        Some asylum seekers file their applications and never receive an interview. Others are interviewed for asylum and never receive a decision. I’ve discussed the first problem–called the backlog–several times, but today I want to discuss the second problem. What happens to people who are interviewed for asylum, but then wait forever for a decision? Better late than never. I’ve had a number of clients with this problem. They fall into a few broad…
  • The Obscure Swedish Diplomat Who Gave Us “Particular Social Group”

    Jason Dzubow
    8 Oct 2014 | 2:06 pm
                        Odds are, you’ve never heard of Sture Petrén. But if you are a refugee who has escaped persecution on account of female genital mutilation, domestic violence or sexual orientation, you may owe him your life. If you’ve received asylum based on PSG, you should send your thank yous to Sture Petrén. Sture Petrén—full name: Bror Arvid Sture Petrén—was born in Stockholm, Sweden on October 3, 1908. He studied law and philosophy at Lund University, and then served…
  • Back(log) to the Future: 60,000+ People Stuck in the Asylum Backlog

    Jason Dzubow
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
                        I recently participated in a panel discussion at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation in Washington, DC. The panel was hosted by Congresswoman Yvette Clarke and featured speakers from academia, non-profits, government, and the private bar. The introductory speaker was the Ambassador of Jamaica, who (to my surprise) knew more about asylum law than most immigration attorneys. The focus of the panel was on asylum seekers of African decent (so, generally, people from…
  • “Miranda Rights” for Asylum Seekers

    Jason Dzubow
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:38 am
                        It’s a common scenario in my office: A person who entered the U.S. unlawfully at the Mexican border, and who was detained and released by U.S. immigration authorities, wants to seek asylum, but has missed the one-year deadline to apply. Dupe process of law at the border: Don’t tell people about their rights, and they won’t exercise them. Just the other day, a young man from El Salvador came to me for a consultation. In his country, gang members threatened to kill him.
 
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    ImmigrationDirect Blog

  • Immigrant Traditions Give Rise to Tricks and Treats

    Romona Paden
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Playing dress up and soliciting candy is an immigrant tradition. More precisely, Halloween celebrations where children and adults alike don costumes, masks and makeup came to the United States out of harvest celebrations of the Celtics in Ireland and Scotland. The holiday, recognized and celebrated by folks of all backgrounds, is now less about ghosts and ghouls and more about fun and fantasy. Originally celebrated by the Scottish and Irish, Halloween has beginnings going back to the Celts. The October 31 celebration was intended to mark the end of harvest and the onset of winter. Folk lore…
  • Arizona Immigration Laws go to Court

    Romona Paden
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Adopting a number of laws in an effort to curb its undocumented population, Arizona is consistently at the forefront of the nation’s immigration debate. The front-and-center position translates to both political and economic considerations for the state. Approximately 13 percent—about 870,000– of Arizona’s population is foreign born. While the raw number of immigrants has edged up by more than 30 percent since 1990, Arizona has slipped from ninth to twelfth in terms of overall immigrant population. Sharing a 375-mile border with Mexico, more than three in five immigrants…
  • Utah Compact Addresses Immigration Reform

    Romona Paden
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Actively implementing reform efforts, lawmakers in the politically conservative state of Utah have developed a formula that might be used as a model in federal immigration reform. Seeing explosive immigration growth in the first decade of the century, the politically conservative state of Utah has realized a significant impact of foreign-born influence in terms of business and economic climate, as well as educational institutions and cultural diversity. As a result, community leaders in the last few years have worked to address state-level reform to maximize benefits while minimizing…
  • Chinese Wealth Taps Out Investor Visas

    Romona Paden
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Wealthy Chinese looking to buy into a better lifestyle are moving outside their country’s border to do so. As the last five years has seen explosive growth in the request for EB-5 visas from Chinese investors, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) announced nationals had reached their limit, a first in the visa program’s 20-plus year history. EB-5 visas require an investment of between $500,000 and $1 million in US business—often local development projects. Applicants who can demonstrate their funds created at least 10 jobs are eligible to receive…
  • Undocumented Education

    Romona Paden
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:45 pm
    While living in fear of deportation to a foreign land has subsided for undocumented immigrants who have applied for and received Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), fulfilling the American dream can still be a daunting and elusive task for these young people. It’s this predicament that’s outlined in the documentary film “A Dream Deferred,” which tells the story of three undocumented students at Harvard University. “A Dream Deferred” is a 40-minute film collaboration of two Harvard students who came together as dormitory roommates in their freshman year at the Ivy…
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  • USCIS changes definition of ‘mother’

    Romona Paden
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:11 am
    One of the main concerns of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is reuniting families separated by borders. When green cards or visas become available, those who are family members or people with U.S. citizenship are considered priority candidates, and some may even have their applications expedited depending on the age of the applicant and the circumstances. That's why USCIS heads programs such as Haitian Family Reunification Parole and deferred action for childhood arrivals. In another effort to bring families together, the agency has expanded the definition of…
  • California DMVs prepare to grant driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants

    Romona Paden
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:43 am
    Within the past few years, several states have begun to grant driver's licenses and identification cards to immigrants who came to the country as children and do not hold American citizenship. The California Department of Motor Vehicles has been working to make this a reality in The Golden State with the passage of law AB 60, which awards licenses to those here illegally {see note above} who learn the rules of the road and pass a driving test. The legislation has come across many hurdles; however, in September 2014, the federal government finally signed off on…
  • New documentary ‘The Vigil’ calls for immigration reform

    Romona Paden
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:24 am
    You don't have to be awaiting U.S. citizenship to know that immigration reform is a hot topic as of late. The subject has been in the spotlight recently as the world awaits announcements from President Barack Obama regarding the state of the reform initiative, and it has also begun taking over the big screen. In fact, at Seattle's Social Justice Film Festival on Oct. 24, a new film was screened for the first time calling for quick action on reform: "The Vigil." About 'The Vigil' This documentary was created by director Jenny Alexander, who serves as an…
  • How to apply for a green card through a job offer

    Romona Paden
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:21 am
    When U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services awards an immigrant a green card, it gives that person permanent residence in the U.S. This comes with the right to secure employment within the country. The application process can take a long time to be complete and is very complex and strict. However, USCIS offers several avenues through which you can apply, such as by meeting one of the categories outlined by the Immigration and Nationality Act. These include being an immediate relative of someone who holds U.S. citizenship, being a priority professional or holding refugee status. One of…
  • DHS implements Haitian Family Reunification Parole program

    Romona Paden
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:29 am
    When it comes to receiving a green card or visa, those who are family members of people with American citizenship often have their applications expedited. That's because the U.S. government puts particular emphasis on family reunification. The Department of Homeland Security has just announced that it will put the Haitian Family Reunification Parole program into place. This program will award eligible Haitians with the opportunity to come to the U.S. two years before the priority dates for their immigrant visas become current. To qualify, an applicant must reside in Haiti and be a…
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  • USCIS Speaks Immigrants’ Language

    Romona Paden
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Although Spanish is commonly offered as part of mainstream communications in the United States, immigrants who are native speakers of other languages are more often excluded as language barriers come into play on a regular basis.  By offering its first Korean language public engagement in late August, however, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is aiming to […]
  • Form I-730: How to Help Your Relative Join You in the U.S. as an Asylee or Refugee

    Romona Paden
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Form I-730, Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition is a form filed by a person with refugee or asylee status asking for their husband or wife or unmarried children under 21 to be granted refugee or asylee status also and be allowed to enter the U.S. A refugee is a person who has been given protection by the U.S. because of the person’s fear of being punished for their race, […]
  • Immigration and DACA a Contentious Topic in Midterms

    Romona Paden
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:27 pm
    With just a few weeks left in the run up to Election Day 2014, Washington politicians are bobbing and weaving their way around the issue of immigration and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) as elected officials are mostly opting out of taking a position on one side or the other. Rather than offering leadership, senators and […]
  • Immigration and Labor Create Solid Unions

    Romona Paden
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Immigration activists are finding a new ally in an old detractor with the ranks of labor unions increasingly made up of foreign-born workers. As union membership has steadily declined over the past few decades, immigrants are replenishing union membership numbers. The scenario means labor unions are emerging as a key ally in immigration reform efforts. […]
  • 2016 Green Card Lottery is Underway

    Romona Paden
    3 Oct 2014 | 4:29 pm
    Foreign nationals interested in immigrating to the United States and becoming permanent residents in the country have a potential route with the Diversity Visa (DV) 2016 program, which opened for registration at the beginning of October and runs through November 3. As a hopeful avenue to immigrate to the United States for those who have […]
 
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  • Visa Bulletin For November 2014

    Sachin Ramesh Raval, Esq.
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:18 pm
    India Employment-based Second preference cut-off date for India will be: 15FEB05 Employment-based Third preference cut-off date for India will be: 22NOV03 China Employment-based Second preference cut-off date for China will be: 08DEC09 Employment-based Third preference cut-off date for China will be: 01JAN10 Click here for the Visa Bulletin
  • Duplicate Biometrics Appointment Notices (Updated)

    Sachin Ramesh Raval, Esq.
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:03 am
    According to AILA, attorneys throughout the country have noted that clients have received a second biometrics appointment notice after receiving a initial notice and appearing for biometrics capture. AILA has contacted USCIS about this issue and we will provide an update shortly. >> UPDATE from AILA 9/30/2014: The Texas Service Center (TSC) has informed AILA that it is aware that duplicate biometrics notices are being sent to attorneys and/or clients and is working to correct the problem. In the meantime, TSC suggests that clients with apparent duplicate Application Support Center (ASC)…
  • Priority Date for India EB2 May Retrogress

    Sachin Ramesh Raval, Esq.
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:06 pm
    According to DOS's Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, Charlie Oppenheim, and as articulated in Section D of the Visa Bulletin, retrogression of EB-2 India appears to be imminent, and could happen in November. The dates may retrogress possibly to a date in early 2005.
  • Visa Bulletin For October 2014

    Sachin Ramesh Raval, Esq.
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:19 pm
    India Employment-based Second preference cut-off date for India will be: 01MAY09 Employment-based Third preference cut-off date for India will be: 15NOV03 China Employment-based Second preference cut-off date for China will be: 15NOV09 Employment-based Third preference cut-off date for China will be: 01APR09 Click here for the Visa Bulletin
  • Visa Bulletin for September 2014

    Sachin Ramesh Raval, Esq.
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:07 pm
    India Employment-based Second preference cut-off date for India will be: 01MAY09 Employment-based Third preference cut-off date for India will be: 08NOV03 China Employment-based Second preference cut-off date for China will be: 08OCT09 Employment-based Third preference cut-off date for China will be: 01NOV08 Click here for the Visa Bulletin
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  • DMV Denial of License

    ashautsova
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:31 pm
    DMV Denial of License New York Immigration lawyer Alena Shautsova Have you recently moved from another state and had difficulties getting NY driver’s license? Were you totally confused? Were you blamed you are not a US citizen? It happened to my client: a born US citizen who has spent several years in a different state, and when she came back to NY and decided to apply for NY driver’s license and report a change of her address, a lady at the DMV Manhattan office told her that …. she needs to present “more proof” that she in fact was a US citizen… hmm My…
  • What Happens if I 751 Petition Filed Late?

    ashautsova
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:49 pm
    What Happens if I 751 Petition Filed Late ? Author: New York Immigration lawyer Alena Shautsova I-751 petition is an Immigration form that is sued to remove the condition from permanent residency for those non-citizens whose marriage with a USC was younger than 2 years old at the time adjudication of adjustment of status application or issuance of an immigrant visa. I-751 must be filed within 90 days prior to the second anniversary of the conditional residency.  Sometimes, the petition is submitted late. A jointly filed I-751 petition filed after the second anniversary of the CPR’s…
  • Solutions For Unaccompanied Minors

    ashautsova
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:27 pm
    Asylum For Unaccompanied Minors Author: New York Immigration attorney Alena Shautsova Recent influx of children from South America posted serious questions in  front of the US government.  While the Obama administration promised an Immigration reform, it also decided to handle the cases of these children rather harshly: new immigration detention facility in Texas and surge dockets in Immigration courts do not look like measures that should address this crisis in a humane way. Nevertheless, most of the children are eligible for some sort of relief. For example: asylum, Special immigrant…
  • Travel to Belarus for Children with Dual Citizenship

    ashautsova
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:52 pm
    Travel to Belarus for Children with Dual Citizenship Author: Immigration attorney Alena Shautsova The laws of the Belarus allow children under 16 years old to have a dual citizenship. When a child of a Belarusian citizen is born abroad, he or she automatically becomes a Belarusian citizen as well. When traveling to Belarus the first time after the child’s birth, parents should know certain requirements and particularities that would help to avoid issues at the Belarusian/Russian border. To wit, a Belarusian citizen child may return to Belarus using a document called “Permission to…
  • RELIEF FOR CITIZENS OF EBOLA AFFECTED COUNTRIES

    ashautsova
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:11 pm
    RELIEF FOR CITIZENS OF EBOLA AFFECTED COUNTRIES Ebola Outbreak-related Immigration Relief Measures to Nationals of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone Currently in the United States Release Date: August 15, 2014 by USCIS U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is closely monitoring the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. USCIS offers relief measures to nationals of those three countries who are currently in the United States. Immigration relief measures that may be available if requested include: Change or extension of nonimmigrant status for an individual currently in the United States,…
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  • Regional Centers and EB-5 Immigrant Investors

    Henry Lim
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:17 pm
    What is a regional center, and how can it help attract foreign investors to your area? Orlando immigration attorney Henry Lim discusses the importance of the regional center in driving regional economic growth in Central Florida and across the United States. Immigrant investors form an important part of economic life in the United States. Some seek investment opportunities from a purely business perspective, wanting to start or manage a business here in the United States. These individual investors want control over the company they invest in, maximizing profits and driving employment on…
  • What will President Obama do about the immigration issue?

    Henry Lim
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:05 am
    With the steady flow of child immigrants continuing across the border and the rising concerns about the humanitarian consequences of our current laws, an increasing number of Americans feel resolving the issues on the border should be a national priority. Congress has already failed to take meaningful action. While the Senate did pass an immigration reform bill, Speaker Boehner has already announced the House will consider no such legislation this year. Given the absence of change in the law, President Obama has vowed to take whatever action he can without the involvement of Congress to…
  • Undocumented Child Immigrants: What Happens When They Cross The Border?

    Henry Lim
    9 Jul 2014 | 8:29 am
    A humanitarian crisis has sprung up again on our southern border here in the United States. Kissimmee Immigration Lawyer Henry Lim explains the challenge caused by the current rush of unaccompanied minors across the border, and what each child will face once Border Patrol takes them in. Legal options like Special Immigrant Juvenile Status exist so some children can remain here; many others will be deported back to their home countries without being given proper legal support in court. All scenarios are fictional; any resemblance to persons living or dead are unintentional. Since October 2013,…
  • The L-1 Visa: Grow Your Business in the US

    Henry Lim
    6 Jul 2014 | 10:19 am
    The United States has long attracted foreign companies who want to do business here in our vast consumer markets. As a company looks for growth opportunities in the US, they often need to bring over key staff members from overseas to spearhead the expansion and educate new employees about products and services. Orlando immigration lawyer Henry Lim helps you understand how the L-1 visa can be a useful way to help your company build its US base of operations. Though we hear more often about American jobs being sentoverseas, international companies often bring jobs TO the United States as well.
  • How Provisional Waivers Help Keep Families Together

    Henry Lim
    18 Jun 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Our immigration laws impact the everyday lives of families in this country. Kissimmee Immigration Attorney Henry Lim explains how the new provisional waiver system makes it possible to limit the separation of spouses when one of them attempts to obtain legal residency in the United States. All scenarios are fictional; any resemblance to persons living or dead are unintentional. Julia crossed the border from Mexico at age 18 with her older brother, seeking new opportunity in the United States. They made their way to Florida, where she fell in love with her new home. Julia learned English…
 
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  • Visa Reciprocity for Thailand

    Robert Virasin
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:26 am
    Visa Reciprocity is an agreement between two countries on the terms and conditions for issuing visas to nationals of the reciprocal country. Generally, there is an agreement to treat the other countries nationals with the same conditions and limitations that they treat their nationals. However sometimes a visa reciprocity is a retaliatory action as in […]
  • Differences between Visa Processing and Adjustment of Status

    Robert Virasin
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:15 pm
    There are two methods for a foreign national to become a U.S. Permanent Resident. The foreign national can go through Visa Processing through a U.S. consulate abroad or through Adjustment of Status in the United States. This article will go through some of main differences between Visa Processing and Adjustment of Status. Maintenance of Lawful […]
  • How does someone become a U.S. citizen?

    Robert Virasin
    3 Oct 2014 | 11:01 pm
    There are four basic ways to become a U.S. citizen. The most common way is to be born in the United States. The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states that all persons born in the United States or United States territories are citizens of the United States. The second method of becoming a U.S. […]
  • Adjustment of Status: Its Requirements and Processes

    Robert Virasin
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:16 pm
    Adjustment of Status is the process of converting your K-1 or K-3 spouse to a U.S. permanent resident. The process begins with organizing your supporting documents. They can be placed into these categories.
  • E-2 Investor Visa: Treaty Investor Countries and their Nationals

    Robert Virasin
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:03 am
    The E-2 Investor Visa is an attractive visa for foreign nationals who do not have family in the United States or an Employer who is willing to sponsor them to come live and work in the United States. With the right financial resources, an E-2 visa allows foreign nationals to self-sponsor themselves to start a […]
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  • The Process of Getting a Fiancé Visa

    Scott McVarish
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:47 am
    If you are a U.S. citizen and wish to marry someone who is not a citizen and not in the United States, you can obtain a fiancé visa for him or her. The K-1 fiancé nonimmigrant visa allows the applicant to enter the United States, marry an American citizen and live here permanently. Applicants can even bring their unmarried children under the age of 21 by filing for K-2 nonimmigrant visa status. First, the U.S. citizen will have to file a fiancé visa petition with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on behalf of the alien fiancé. Then the USCIS will have to approve…
  • I-130 with Provisional Waivers

    Scott McVarish
    2 Oct 2014 | 8:42 am
    Before applying for a green card or adjustment of status, it is important to learn about Form I-130 and recent changes to the law. There are opportunities for family members to live and work in the United States even if they entered the states illegally. There are different opportunities available depending upon the circumstances of the case, but the law now allows certain foreign nationals to stay within the country while they apply for their green card. U.S. citizens may file a Form I-130 for their spouse, unmarried child under the age of 21 or married son or daughter of any age. Citizens…
  • Who is Eligible to Apply for a U-Visa?

    Scott McVarish
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:18 am
    U-visas were created as part of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000. They allow foreign victims of crimes in the United States to remain in the country while assisting law enforcement officials to apprehend and prosecute criminals. Individuals who are the victims of serious crimes in the United States may pursue a U-visa to remain here for up to four years, after which they may apply for permanent residence. However, simply stating that you are the victim of a crime is not enough to secure a U-visa. Applicants must obtain a “certificate of helpfulness”…
  • E-1/E-2 Visas

    Scott McVarish
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:16 am
    The United States has treaties of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation with most of the other countries in the world. These treaties are designed to promote investment and trade between countries. Individuals and companies located in countries that have a treaty with the United States can apply for and obtain visas that allow them to work and live in the U.S. There are two types of E-visas that are available for individuals and companies located in a country with a friendship treaty with the United States: E-1 Treaty Trader: This visa is available for companies that have trade relations with…
  • New Laws Fail to Protect Undocumented Immigrants

    Scott McVarish
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:32 am
    Approximately 10 percent of California’s workforce is composed of undocumented immigrants. Many worry that these workers are vulnerable to employer mistreatment, including wage theft. A number of California laws were recently implemented to combat and deter wrongdoing against undocumented immigrants, and the Supreme Court has even ruled that undocumented workers have the right to sue their employers. However, these protections are not keeping all workers from harm. A reporter with KQED recently interviewed an undocumented worker who suffered physical abuse at the hands of one employer…
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  • The politics of the Illegal Immigration Crisis

    Paul
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:32 am
    The issue of immigration always winds up being a talking point in political discussion. It probably does so because the issue is so well divided by political party. Republicans and Democrats are seen to have relatively well-established opinions about the illegal immigration crisis. Not to say that every Republican thinks a certain way about immigration, nor that every Democrat follows the exact party line, but the following descriptions are generally how the line is drawn. And before we describe the differences in the party, it’s important to make a note about the supposed “immigration…
  • What Would Happen If 12 Million Illegal Immigrants Were Granted The Right To Vote?

    Paul
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:13 am
    There are a lot of different topics that regularly come up around election times, year after year. Taxes, foreign policy, insurance and immigration are only some of these topics. Sometimes discussions during election time get abstract, like whether it is better to have a strong central government or to give more power to the states. Immigration is a perennial favorite of election time talk and it seems like everyone in the U.S. has their own opinion about the matter. It would be wrong to say that immigration didn’t deserve a lot of attention during elections since immigration laws and…
  • Is Illegal Immigrant Voting Fraud a Real Problem?

    Paul
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Voting fraud is a topic that is often discussed immediately after an election when one side or another happens to lose a major part of the ballot. Its clock-like regularity nearly disqualifies it as a complaint in some ways, but voter fraud is still a threat to a properly functioning democracy and should be taken seriously. The problem with voter fraud is that it disenfranchises people by making their vote not mean as much as another’s. In a proper democracy, the people who are designated to vote are given one vote each and if someone takes two, well, that’s not fair and not how the U.S.
  • Immigration Issues and Unaccompanied Minors

    Paul
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:09 am
    The recent influx of immigrant unaccompanied minors into the United States is only the most recent of a long list of immigration concerns and issues. Perhaps what makes the plight of these young people so resonant in popular news media is the fact that even the most vocal detractors of immigration reform cannot find it within themselves to blame the problem on the immigrants themselves. Reportedly, tens of thousands of immigrant children turned themselves over to the U.S. border patrol in the summer of 2014 ending their journeys that may have taken many months or even years. These children…
  • Will I Lose My Green Card if I Get a Divorce?

    Paul
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:04 am
    The short answer to this question is no. Once someone has obtained a Green Card (permanent residency) their status cannot be taken away just because they have gotten a divorce. There are a couple of situations where a Green Card holder’s status as a permanent resident might be at risk if they get a divorce, but the U.S. does consider the rights of the people involved and does not summarily deport immigrants who have gotten divorced. Divorce During the Conditional Green Card Period  Immigrants who receive a green card through marriage are initially given a conditional Green Card. This…
 
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