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 […]

Espanol

Acción Diferida: consejos para la presentación de la solicitud

July 24th, 2014 @ 8:57

La presentación de la solicitud de Acción Diferida consta de algunos pasos. Usted debe presentar tres formularios distintos junto con los documentos de apoyo y las tarifas. Recuerde que incluso el menor error puede provocar la denegación de su solicitud. Por lo tanto, es recomendable revisar las instrucciones antes de presentar una solicitud de Acción […]

Beneficios para los receptores de la Acción Diferida propuestos por proyecto de ley de California

July 22nd, 2014 @ 8:45

Una ley estatal que regirá desde enero Una ley estatal que regirá desde enero les permitirá a los jóvenes inmigrantes que han logrado recibir la condición legal temporaria gracias al programa federal de la Acción Diferida obtener la licencia de conducir de California, aunque no obtendrán beneficios estatales como atención médica o seguro de desempleo. Ahora, un nuevo proyecto […]

General

President Obama’s LGBT Non-discrimination Order

July 24th, 2014 @ 3:10

President Obama recently signed an executive LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender) non-discrimination order that bars discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity among federal contractors. The President’s executive order applies to 30,000 companies in the U.S. that have employed 28 million workers. This order will protect 20 percent of the American workforce but […]

Top Five Mexican Restaurants in America

July 23rd, 2014 @ 1:35

The U.S. is a melting pot of different cultures where people from all over the world live together and share their customs, beliefs and experiences. Immigrants from across the globe have cooked up a diverse food scene in the country and Americans have the closest interaction with the cultures of several other foreign countries through […]

Green Card

Learn How to Start the Green Card Renewal Process

June 10th, 2014 @ 3:21

Green cards, also known as permanent resident cards, are issued to people who have been granted permanent resident status in the U.S. These cards are issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The cards have the photos, names and other information about the holders. Legal residents are required by law to carry these cards […]

Green Card Through Marriage – Interview Tips

May 2nd, 2014 @ 2:53

The green card marriage interview is an important part of the green card process and both the partners must attend the interview. Applicants can take the stress out of the situation through careful preparation. First thing they need to do is to gather the documents that they need for their interview. The list of documents […]

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

Things to Know About Advance Parole

May 13th, 2014 @ 23:44

People whose adjustment of status applications, Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status, are pending, generally use advance parole to travel abroad. Their I-485 applications will be denied if they depart the U.S. without obtaining advance parole, while their applications are pending, Form I-131, Application for Travel Document, is the USCIS […]

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 […]

Uncategorized

Memorial Day – A Time to Remember Our Fallen Soldiers

May 23rd, 2014 @ 2:18

Every year, Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May and this year it will be celebrated on May 26, 2014. Memorial Day is a time to remember all our fallen soldiers and our armed forces. Many festivities have been scheduled to celebrate and honor the men and women who have died for […]

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 […]

US Citizenship

Who Can Take the Naturalization Test in their Native Languages?

June 27th, 2014 @ 3:28

Once the Form N-400, Application for Naturalization filed by green card holders for citizenship are approved, they will be scheduled biometrics appointments. Next, they will be required to appear for the naturalization test and interview. This test is a must for all the naturalization applicants. Many people who have lived in the U.S. for years […]

Naturalization Red Flags

June 20th, 2014 @ 2:20

Green card holders who meet certain requirements can apply for U.S. citizenship but there are certain things that will make them ineligible for citizenship in the U.S. Once they file their Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will review their criminal and immigration history. The naturalization application will include questions […]

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 Will Accept Only the Revised Form N-400 Beginning May 5, 2014

April 29th, 2014 @ 23:14

Beginning May 5, 2014, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will only accept the revised version of Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. Legal permanent residents (green card holders) seeking to obtain U.S. citizenship need to file the current version of Form N-400 dated 9/13/2013, after the above mentioned date. Edition date of Form N-400 can […]

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. […]

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

Staying Beyond the Authorized Period and Being Out of Status

July 16th, 2014 @ 0:47

Non-immigrants traveling to the U.S. on temporary visas must carefully consider the dates of their authorized stay. The date on which the authorized period of stay will end can be found on the arrival/departure record or it will be stamped on their passports. Staying in the U.S. beyond that date will cause the non-immigrants to […]

B-1 Visas for Business Visits to the U.S.

June 24th, 2014 @ 1:45

B-1 visas are non-immigrant U.S. visas meant for those coming to the U.S. for business purposes. Foreigners can enter the U.S. for business activities like conferences, meetings, negotiations and consultations on these visas. B-1 visas are for temporary visitors and they are not allowed to work here. Those looking to work here must obtain visas […]

USCIS

What does USCIS Do?

July 15th, 2014 @ 3:35

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the immigration agency that secures the country’s promise as a land of immigrants. The agency provides information on immigration and citizenship to its customers. There are 250 USCIS offices located across the globe and the agency consists of 18,000 employees and contractors from those offices. By efficiently adjudicating […]

Know About the J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa

April 25th, 2014 @ 1:54

The J-1 exchange visitor visa program aims at promoting cultural exchange by permitting foreigners to enter the U.S. to study, teach, receive job training or to conduct research. J-1 non-immigrant visas are for foreign nationals who are approved to take part in exchange visitor programs in the U.S. Only those who are sponsored by a […]