Latest US Immigration Posts


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 […]


Presente el Formulario G-1145 para saber cuándo se acepta su solicitud de Acción Diferida

August 19th, 2014 @ 12:46

Por ser un inmigrante indocumentado en EE. UU., usted puede recibir una exención temporaria de la deportación si presenta el Formulario I-821D y recibe la Acción Diferida. Completar y presentar este formulario no es una tarea fácil, ya que este formulario debe enviarse por correo junto con el Formulario I-765 y el I-765WS del USCIS para solicitar una autorización de […]

Los inmigrantes pueden renovar la Acción Diferida

August 16th, 2014 @ 12:43

Durante dos meses después de que la Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia, creada por el presidente Barack Obama, se aprobara en 2012, los inmigrantes debían registrarse para ser protegidos en el Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas de EE. UU. en lugar del Servicio de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de Estados Unidos.  Aquellos inmigrantes elegibles ahora pueden […]


Immigration Relief for Citizens of Ebola Affected Countries

August 19th, 2014 @ 0:21

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that relief measures will be offered to the nationals of countries battling Ebola. The Ebola outbreak has killed more than 1,000 in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and is expanding. Ebola has an extremely high fatality rate that makes the virus terrifying. It spreads through contact with […]

American Immigration Weekly Recap – August 11th to 15th

August 18th, 2014 @ 0:25

Broken US immigration system benefits Vancouver tech industry The stalled immigration reform is benefiting Vancouver as many who are unable to obtain U.S. visas are now moving to Vancouver. Facebook opened its tech base in Vancouver in 2013 as it believed that it would not be able to being talented engineers from abroad to its […]

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Green Cards Must be Renewed Before Applying for US Citizenship

August 13th, 2014 @ 0:32

Legal permanent residents of the U.S. are citizens of other countries. They will be granted a number of rights in the U.S. but not the right to vote. To exercise their votes and to enjoy citizenship rights, they will need to become U.S. citizens by going through the legal process called naturalization. There are few […]

DHS Immigration Statistics – Trends of Green Card Holders

July 30th, 2014 @ 1:19

The Office of Immigration Statistics at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), says that more than 990,000 foreign nationals received permanent resident status (green card status) in the U.S. in 2013. Most of the new green card holders originated from Mexico, China and India. More than 13 percent of Mexicans, 7 percent of Chinese […]

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 […]


10 Best Places to Visit in the US

August 14th, 2014 @ 1:24

Maui, Hawaii: Maui, the second largest Hawaiian island that has more than 80 beaches, is a place to surf and windsurf. This island is famous for its airy resorts and pristine beaches. Kiteboarding, snorkelling and windsurfing are the most popular water activities of Maui. Maui remains a top destination for visitors and, as many locals […]

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 […]


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

Green Cards Must be Renewed Before Applying for US Citizenship

August 13th, 2014 @ 0:32

Legal permanent residents of the U.S. are citizens of other countries. They will be granted a number of rights in the U.S. but not the right to vote. To exercise their votes and to enjoy citizenship rights, they will need to become U.S. citizens by going through the legal process called naturalization. There are few […]

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 […]

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

Step by Step Guide to Getting a B-2 U.S. Visa

August 5th, 2014 @ 3:28

To visit the U.S., a foreign national must obtain a visa. B-2 visa is a tourist visa to U.S. and it is a non-immigrant visa. People traveling to the U.S. temporarily for pleasure, tourism, or medical treatment can get these visas. Following are the steps involved in the process of getting a B-2 visa. Determine […]

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 […]


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 […]