Latest US Immigration Posts

Employment

Working in the United States

March 11th, 2014 @ 23:43

Not only are many foreigners are interested in working in the U.S., the U.S. also welcomes skilled foreign workers. However, foreigners need to obtain permission to work here. There are different employment categories and the requirements for each category are different. Non-immigrant Workers USCIS permits foreign workers to come to the U.S. on temporary non-immigrant […]

Applying for a Work Permit While Green Card Application is Pending

February 19th, 2014 @ 1:00

People whose applications for green cards are pending can work in the U.S. They can file Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization to get work permits when they file Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status. They can either file applications for employment authorization documents (EAD) while filing Form I-485 for adjustment […]

General

Barriers to Naturalization for Latino Green Card Holders

April 16th, 2014 @ 22:50

As many as 3.8 million Latino legal permanent residents (green card holders) are eligible for U.S. citizenship. The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund and Latino Decisions conducted a study that highlights the importance of U.S. citizenship. The study shows that there are few barriers to naturalization for the Latino […]

Information About DACA Renewal Process

April 15th, 2014 @ 0:30

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) started to grant deferred action status to certain childhood arrivals in September 2012. Undocumented youth who received this temporary status also received employment authorization for a two year period. By September 2014, lawful status of those who received DACA in September 2012 will expire, after which they will fall […]

Green Card

Errors that Impact Marriage Based Green Card Applications

April 4th, 2014 @ 2:06

Foreigners who marry U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents (green card holders) may become eligible for marriage based green cards. But marriage to U.S. citizens or legal residents does not automatically guarantee a marriage based visa or green card. There have been a lot of instances of people involving in marriage fraud and getting married […]

Green Cards for Fiancé(e)s of US Citizens

March 28th, 2014 @ 1:59

U.S. citizens can get permanent resident cards (green cards) for the non-U.S. citizens they want to marry. A U.S. citizen who wants to get married to a foreigner, can get that fiancé(e) a K-1 visa, a temporary non-immigrant visa. This visa will permit the fiancé(e) to enter into the U.S. and get married to the […]

Immigration Amnesty

What does Temporary Protected Status Mean?

June 7th, 2013 @ 1:46

United States grants a special temporary immigration status to the citizens of certain foreign countries that have experienced major disruptions, known as Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Due to civil wars, natural disasters or other general threats, the government of the United States designates certain foreign countries for TPS. People who belong to such designated countries, […]

Can the DACA Recipients Travel Abroad Without Advance Parole?

March 1st, 2013 @ 1:15

After receiving deferred action status, an undocumented immigrant in the United States can remain in the country and work there for US employers legally. Similarly, certain American states have announced that they can also obtain driver’s licenses. The next question that comes to the minds of undocumented immigrants who receive deferred action status is, Can I legally […]

Travel

Extended Travel by Permanent Residents

January 7th, 2014 @ 0:48

Permanent residents need to preserve their lawful status in the U.S. Though they can live permanently in the U.S., they need to do few things to retain their lawful status. Green card renewal is an important process that every permanent resident needs to go through, every ten years. They need to make the U.S. their […]

US Border Crossing Information

August 2nd, 2013 @ 2:20

US citizens and the citizens of foreign countries, traveling to the United States, must be aware of the US Border Crossing requirements. Travelers will be required to provide passports, Green Cards or other travel documents. They will be permitted to enter into the country only after their documents are verified by immigration officers at the US ports of […]

Uncategorized

DREAMers Prepare for Deferred Action Renewal

March 10th, 2014 @ 10:00

In the two years since President Obama created a temporary resident status for DREAMers, nearly 500,000 young people have been approved for this status, allowing them to live and work in the U.S. without fear of deportation. But for some, this status is about to expire. Obama created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) to […]

American Immigration Weekly Recap – November 11th to 15th

November 19th, 2013 @ 3:29

Immigration reform bill backed by House Republicans: Two Republicans in the House have given their endorsement to a comprehensive immigration reform bill that would reform the immigration system of the United States. Republican Jeff Denham from California and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen from Florida have announced their endorsement for the Border Security Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization […]

US Citizenship

Avoid Errors While Applying for U.S. Citizenship

April 15th, 2014 @ 23:36

Becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen is a dream for most  immigrants in the U.S. But it is not so easy to become a U.S. citizen. Those seeking to become citizens of the U.S. will need to fill out a lot a paperwork and pass tests. This is a multi-step process and  eligible green card holders need to […]

What After Taking the Oath of Allegiance?

April 1st, 2014 @ 2:06

Taking the Oath of Allegiance is the last step in the U.S. citizenship process. Once permanent residents (green card holders) take this oath, they will be issued naturalization certificates that can be used as proof of U.S. citizenship. The newly naturalized citizens will then be entitled to a number of citizenship rights and privileges. U.S. […]

US Immigration and Children

Bilateral Adoption Agreement Between US and Russia

October 22nd, 2012 @ 1:07

USCIS and the US Department of State, are working together to bring about an adoption process that would help the adoptive parents and children. The adoption process between America and Russia will be improved and this process will come into force in November. According to this new agreement, US parents who look forward to adopt […]

Automatic Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants’ Children?

July 23rd, 2012 @ 20:41

In recent months, there has been increasing support for immigration reform for children of undocumented immigrants. Recently, President Obama created a new policy which ensures that qualified young children of undocumented immigrants will be safe from deportation and can even apply for legal work authorization. However, some legislators oppose policies which would offer status for […]

US Immigration Forms

USCIS Implements Revised Form N-400

February 5th, 2014 @ 22:54

To apply for U.S. citizenship, Form N-400, Application for Naturalization must be filed with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) by eligible green card holders. USCIS is looking to make the form filing process easier and that is the reason why they are revising immigration and naturalization forms. USCIS has now revised Form N-400. […]

How to Change Mailing Address While Form I-485 Is Pending?

October 25th, 2013 @ 0:32

While filing applications for immigration benefits with the USCIS, applicants must write down their permanent address. That is because the USCIS will send all the mails to them to the address they have provided. Applicants are likely to miss all the important letters the USCIS sends if they provide a wrong address and this is […]

US Immigration News

How Cuba’s New Exit Rule Affects the US

October 25th, 2012 @ 9:15

Cuban government has announced that the citizens of Cuba may not be required to obtain exit visas to travel abroad. According to the current law, Cuban nationals must obtain passports and visas to travel to a foreign country and along with that, they must also obtain exit permits from the Cuban immigration service. They may […]

The Importance of the Latino Vote

October 12th, 2012 @ 9:00

Many cities in the US are becoming more diverse as the Latino population grows. As a result, many experts claim, many areas that have been bastions for the Republican party are now mostly Democratic. This is very noticeable in areas such as Orange County, Santa Ana, and other parts of California. While Republicans have traditionally […]

US Immigration Process

Special Immigration Priority for Immediate Relatives of US Citizens

February 7th, 2014 @ 3:40

Immediate relatives of U.S. citizens have special immigration priority. Belonging to the immediate relative category, they need not wait in line for immigrant visa numbers to become available. Spouses, children and parents of U.S. citizens who belong to this category are not subject to numerical limitations. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) makes available unlimited […]

Follow to Join Benefits for the Dependents of Green Card Holders

December 6th, 2013 @ 2:26

Follow to join benefits allow the spouses and children of lawful permanent residents of the United States to get green cards at a later time than their spouses or parents did. This benefit is available to the eligible dependents of those who got their green cards based on family sponsorship,  employment or through the diversity […]

US Passport

Useful Tips for Passport Renewal

January 3rd, 2013 @ 4:15

US citizens alone are eligible for US passports. Native American citizens and foreign nationals who obtained US citizenship through the naturalization process, must apply for and obtain US passports to travel abroad. They need not renew any documents that are granted to them as a proof of US citizenship but they need to renew their […]

U.S. Passport as Proof of U.S. Citizenship

March 12th, 2012 @ 20:21

There are many ways to get proof of US citizenship if you are a US citizen. For example, if you have gone through the naturalization process you will typically be provided with a naturalization certificate, which you can use to prove your citizenship. If you were born abroad to US citizen parents or were born […]

US Visas

F-4 Visas for the Brothers and Sisters of US Citizens

April 9th, 2014 @ 21:28

There are several reasons to immigrate to the U.S., one of the most common reason being to reunite with family members. The U.S. permits U.S. citizens and green card holders to help their family members get permanent resident cards (green cards) in order to promote family unity. U.S. citizens can help their parents, children, husband […]

Single Entry and Multiple Entry Visas

April 8th, 2014 @ 21:27

A U.S. visa must be obtained to travel to the U.S. Temporary visitors will need to get non-immigrant visas and people seeking to settle in the U.S. need to get immigrant visas. To travel to the U.S. temporarily for business, tourism, employment, etc., non-immigrant visas must be obtained. U.S. visas in the passports of non-U.S. […]

USCIS

USCIS Citizenship and Integration Grant Program

April 2nd, 2014 @ 1:29

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offers grants related to immigration every year through the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program. The agency has now announced a new grant opportunity and has started accepting applications for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 grant program. USCIS will provide up to $10 million in funding to pubic or non-profit organizations that […]

USCIS e-Request Tool

March 27th, 2014 @ 0:23

There are a variety of tools offered by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that their customers can make use of. People who have filed immigration or naturalization applications with USCIS can keep track of their cases by making use of these tools. Instead of calling the USCIS national toll free number for information on […]