Deportable Offenses for Permanent Residents/Green Card Holders
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Deportable Offenses for Permanent Residents/Green Card Holders

All immigrants, including those with green cards, can be deported if they violate U.S. immigration laws. The most common reason for a Permanent Resident to be placed into removal proceedings or deported is because there is evidence that they have been convicted of a crime. However, this is a generality, as some criminal offenses do…

Becoming a US Citizen Part 2: What happens once the USCIS Form N-400 Application for Naturalization has been Submitted to Apply for U.S. Citizenship?
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Becoming a US Citizen Part 2: What happens once the USCIS Form N-400 Application for Naturalization has been Submitted to Apply for U.S. Citizenship?

Once an application for naturalization has been accepted, it becomes a very exciting time for a Permanent Resident.  Because most contact with USCIS will be through the mail, it is of the utmost importance for the applicant to keep the same current mailing address throughout the entire naturalization process.  After USCIS receives and reviews the…

Becoming a US Citizen Part 1: Determining a Permanent Resident’s Qualifications for U.S. Citizenship
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Becoming a US Citizen Part 1: Determining a Permanent Resident’s Qualifications for U.S. Citizenship

Naturalization is a voluntary action in which one declares their allegiance to the United States, and is able to exercise their rights, responsibilities, and protections as an American citizen. Becoming a U.S. citizen through naturalization opens up new opportunities for lawful permanent residents (green card holders), and includes the privilege of acquiring a U.S. passport,…

Green Cards-Truths, Myths, and Misconceptions
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Green Cards-Truths, Myths, and Misconceptions

Obtaining a Permanent Resident Card or green card, is a privilege. It is proof that a person has lawfully obtained a permanent residence visa allowing them to live, work, and study permanently in the United States. The term “green card” originally took its name from a green photo identity card that was first issued to…

What Exactly is Dual Citizenship?
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What Exactly is Dual Citizenship?

Many people don’t realize it, but a person may be a citizen of the United States and also a citizen of another country at the same time. However, while dual citizenship or dual nationality is allowed in the United States, it is allowed only under certain circumstances. Generally, those who have held dual citizenship since…

What are the Advantages of Becoming a U.S. Citizen?
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What are the Advantages of Becoming a U.S. Citizen?

Many lawful permanent residents (green card holders) are satisfied with the ability to live and work here in America, but others want more and seek to become U.S. citizens. Naturalizing as a U.S. Citizen demonstrates a commitment to the United States of America and offers several emotional and patriotic benefits. One such benefit includes the…

What is “Chain Migration” and Which Family Members are Eligible?
201803.07
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What is “Chain Migration” and Which Family Members are Eligible?

“Chain migration” is officially known under federal law as “family reunification” and is the process by which legal U.S. residents and green card holders (lawful permanent residents), may sponsor family members for immigration to the United States. As has been the case for immigration in to our country for literally hundreds of years- the concept…

The Ins And Outs of DACA
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The Ins And Outs of DACA

Each and every day, we continue hearing and reading news and feature stories about DACA and that continues to create confusion and some false impressions. As of 2017, approximately 800,000 individuals were enrolled in the program created by DACA. As a DACA program recipient, you may be in limbo as to whether or not you…

What is the DREAM Act and How Does it Differ From DACA?
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What is the DREAM Act and How Does it Differ From DACA?

The DREAM Act (short for the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act) is a proposal first introduced in 2001 to grant legal status to certain undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children and who attended school here. Although Congress has proposed numerous versions of the DREAM Act since then, all…