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    Citizenship Through Naturalization

    Naturalization is defined as the process in which a foreign citizen is granted U.S. Citizenship after he or she fulfills requirements established through the Immigration and Nationality Act. A person may qualify for naturalization via a number of different requirements. Some steps involved in the process for naturalization include: Determining eligibility requirements, such as being […]

  • Understanding the RAC Act

    What is the RAC Act? The RAC Act was introduced to Congress as a plan to help reform current immigrant law. Introduced in March 2017 by Rep. Carlos Curbelo, the RAC Act can, under certain circumstances, authorize the Department of Homeland Security to cancel the removal of illegal immigrants for an initial five-year period. What […]

  • New Immigration Bill Could Derail DREAM Act

    Senators Introduce SUCCEED Act The SUCCEED Act was recently introduced by Senators Thom Tillis and James Lankford earlier this week.  Should the SUCCEED Act receive the adequate support, it may be the replacement of the DREAM Act.  The bill, which is described as fair and merit-based, seeks to be a solution to the legal uncertainty […]

  • What’s an E-2 Visa and Who may be Eligible for this Visa?

    What’s an E-2 Visa? An E-2 Visa is visa that a foreign national can apply for is she or he seeks to start a business in the United States.  This type of visa is also referred to as a treaty visa, as it encourages trade between the U.S. and the treaty country.  This visa is […]

  • DACA and The Uncertainty it May Cause Thousands of Families

    Beneficiaries of DACA are unsure how dramatically the new decision on DACA could change their lives.  Besides just living and working in the United States, recipients of DACA also had things like health insurance, financial aid for schooling, and even professional credentials. What Privileges or Necessities May DACA Recipients Lose? The shutdown of the DACA […]

  • Important Changes to DACA

    Very important changes to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program by the Department of Homeland Security last week that will have an impact on hundreds of thousands of United States residents. The program will be phased out and as of September 5, 2017, no more initial requests for DACA will be accepted or reviewed. […]

  • Immigration Papers Not Checked at Hurricane Harvey Shelters

    This week, the state of Texas endured a devastating hurricane that resulted in floods and evacuations. One of the biggest concerns was for those living in the city of Houston who needed to evacuate their homes and get to shelters. A false rumor was going around Twitter and throughout the city stating that area shelters […]

  • Special Immigrant Visa for Broadcasters

    Part of the Immigration and Nationality Act states that certain international broadcasters may be eligible to obtain a visa. There are 100 visas set aside for these individuals each fiscal year. These visas are primarily for those who are coming to the United States solely to work for the International Broadcasting Bureau of the Broadcasting […]

  • What should I know about a USCIS hearing?

    In the event that you apply for naturalization but are denied, you or your attorney may request a hearing with the USCIS. It is important to be aware that if you wish to request a USCIS hearing to reassess your application, you must do so within 30 days from the date in which you were […]

  • What is an E-3 classification?

    Australian nationals have their own classification for employment when it comes to applying to come to the United States on a temporary basis. An E-3 classification is for certain specialty occupations. There are a number of criteria that you must meet in order to be eligible for an E-3 visa in the United States. First, […]

  • What should I know about obtaining a green card for employment?

    When you apply for a green card because you have found employment in the United States, it is a very exciting time but it can understandably also be very confusing. There is a lot of paper work to deal with and you are also trying to begin life in a new country that you may […]

  • USCIS Announces Grants for Citizenship Preparation Services

    The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced that it will provide funding to 46 organizations that will assist in providing services to permanent residents that will prepare them for naturalization. The grants aim to promote assimilation for legal permanent residents as they make the transition into naturalized U.S. citizens. The services provided through […]