Immigration Law Blog

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    Trusted Traveler Programs Offered Through DHS

    The Department of Homeland Security understands that many people living in the United States have obligations that require them to travel outside of the country. They have offered a new set of programs that allow frequent travelers to join a plan that makes it easier to go through customs and border protection. There are a few […]

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    How can a citizen help a relative obtain permanent residency?

    A lot of citizens in the United States have relatives that aren’t yet lawful permanent residents but wish to help them do so. A citizen of the United States is allowed to petition for certain relatives to become permanent residents with a Green Card. Citizens can petition for their spouse or their children. If a […]

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    2018 H-1B Visa Cap Reached

    On April 3, 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services began accepting applications for H-1B visas that are used for temporary skilled workers from foreign countries. Just days later on April 7, 2017, the USCIS announced that it has already reached the 65,000 visa cap for the 2018 fiscal year. In addition, the USCIS […]

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    FAQ’s About Obtaining Citizenship

    A lot of permanent residents who are looking to obtain citizenship status in the United States are unsure of the necessary steps to take to start the process. There are a number of different requirements that a person must fulfill in order to begin the naturalization process. Some of the eligibility requirements for naturalization include […]

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    Petitions for 2018 H-1B visas

    The United States allows 65,000 foreign nationals to enter the country each year to temporarily perform work. This year, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services will begin accepting H-1B visa applications for 2018 on April 3, 2017. However, it is important to know that no applications will be reviewed for at least six months after […]

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    Tips to start your new life in the U.S.

    Moving to a new country is one of the most challenging and many times, rewarding things a person can take on in their lifetime. However, there are many different factors that must be considered when you move to the United States. It is important to have the correct resources to guide you in the direction of […]

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    Immigration Consultant Fraud Alerts

    As unfortunate as it is, one of the most commonly seen types of fraud is fraud that targets new immigrants to the United States. Immigration consulting fraud, also referred to as Notario Fraud is becoming a major issue amongst newcomers to the United States. During these scams, people with bad intentions act as notary publics, […]

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    Can I become a citizen if I marry a U.S. citizen?

    There are a number of different ways that a person can become a U.S. citizen, one of those being through marriage. If a non-U.S. national were to marry a citizen of the United States, they can obtain a Green Card. In order to become qualified to obtain citizenship through marriage, you will have to meet […]

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    Common Scams Targeting New Immigrants

    When a person immigrates to the United States, there are a number of resources to help them get their footing and make it easy to adjust to life in a new and possibly unfamiliar country. Unfortunately, not everyone truly wants to help, even if they say they do. It is important that you verify the […]

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    What should I know about taking the civics test?

    One of the most crucial parts of the naturalization process is passing the civics test. The civics examination tests your knowledge of information about the United States. You will also be required to take an examination that tests your knowledge reading, writing, and speaking the English language. You will be required to read at least […]

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    Importance of Knowing Current Information for Civics Exam

    With the recent change in political power in the United States, it is important that any person who plans to take the United States civics test during the naturalization process has the most up to date information. If you are taking the civics exam, it is important to be aware of these changes in order to […]

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    What are the benefits of obtaining citizenship?

    When a person comes to the United States and obtains a permanent resident status, they may have intentions of working towards becoming a naturalized citizen of the country. In order to do so, they will have to wait three years after obtaining a permanent resident status to become eligible to start the naturalization process. Once […]