About the Author

Farrah Elchahal Salman is the owner of FES Immigration Law. She is admitted to practice law in the State of Florida and in the State of Illinois. Farrah is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, Hillsborough County Bar Association, and the Network of Arab-American Lawyers of ADC. She speaks English, Spanish, and Arabic.


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…