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2016 Presidential Candidates

Donald Trump – Republican Candidate

February 12th, 2016 @ 3:16

Here’s what Donald Trump, American business magnate, investor, socialite, and television personality, is saying about immigration: ARRARAS: Mr. Trump, you have been very vocal about securing the Mexican border, but ISIS has called upon its supporters to conduct attacks on our neighbor to the North, Canada. As a matter of fact, U.S. officials have warned […]

Marco Rubio – Republican Candidate

February 12th, 2016 @ 3:05

Here’s what Marco Rubio, U.S. Senator from Florida, is saying about immigration: If Donald Trump builds his wall the way he built Trump tower, he’ll be using illegal immigrant labor to do it. #GOPDebate – Via Twitter ~~ Feb 25, 2016 When I am president, we are going to secure the border. #GOPDebate – Via Twitter ~~ […]


How Long is a Work Permit Usually Valid?

September 27th, 2016 @ 20:51

The validity of a U.S. work permit, also referred to as an Employment Authorization Document (EAD), will vary. The time-frame is dependent on the applicant’s current legal status in the U.S., whether this is the applicant’s first time applying, or if it is being renewed. If a person obtained his or her work permit while […]

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 […]


Sus derechos como ciudadano estadounidense

March 9th, 2015 @ 16:48

En el caso de muchas personas que llegan a EE. UU. y desean vivir en el país, la ciudadanía es el objetivo principal. Esto se debe en parte a que la ciudadanía estadounidense, ya sea obtenida por nacimiento o por naturalización, trae consigo muchos derechos y beneficios. Entre los beneficios se encuentran los siguientes: 1) El derecho a votar. […]

Tarjeta verde por empleo

March 6th, 2015 @ 16:47

Existen muchas maneras de obtener una tarjeta verde. Una de las formas más populares de obtener una tarjeta verde es a través de una oferta de trabajo por parte de un empleador de EE. UU. que esté dispuesto a patrocinarle a usted para que obtenga una tarjeta verde de modo que pueda trabajar legalmente en EE. UU. Para ser elegible, […]


How to Tell the USCIS About Change of Address?

October 25th, 2016 @ 23:14

Green card holders and other non-U.S. citizens in the U.S. will have to notify U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) of their change of address. They will need to do so within 10 days of moving to a new address. Certain categories of immigrants who do not have to report change of address include diplomats […]

American Immigration Weekly Recap – October 17th to 21st

October 24th, 2016 @ 3:31

Omar Abdullah faces immigration check at U.S. airport Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah, was recently subject to a secondary immigration check upon landing in the U.S. He tweeted that this happened to him every time he has visited the country and that he has grown tiresome of these security checks. Abdullah had gone […]

Green Card

Can Someone Still Continue To Work If the Green Card Expires?

October 3rd, 2016 @ 21:05

A green card, often referred to as a permanent resident card or Form I-551, is issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS). USCIS issues a green card to all individuals who file the proper paperwork, and meet the requirements to become a legal permanent resident. These individuals are allowed to work and live […]

Green Card Lottery 2017 – Registration Period

October 1st, 2015 @ 3:40

This year’s Green Card Lottery program is called DV-2017. Applications for the year’s lottery program will be accepted between October 1, 2015 12:00 noon, EST and November 3, 2015 12:00 noon, EST. Those interested in taking part in this program will need to file their entries before November 3, 2015. Those who file their entries […]

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 […]


Hispanic Recipe of the Month – April 2016

April 29th, 2016 @ 3:14

Breakfast Quesadillas that are made with tortillas, cheese, egg and bacon are super easy to make and are healthy. These quesadillas are freezer friendly and can be made in advance. Our recipe features eggs, tortillas and cheese but it can be also made with cheese, white beans, spinach and garlic. All these ingredients are rich […]

Hispanic Recipe of the Month – March 2016

March 17th, 2016 @ 1:32

Here’s the recipe for “Mexican Baked Tilapia and Tomatoes” which will help spice up the coming Spring months. This dish is made with Tilapia, a sweet-tasting fish, that is affordable and always available. Ingredients: 4 to 5 Tilapia fillets 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced 2 to 3 garlic cloves […]


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 […]


American Immigration Weekly Recap – September 19th to 23rd

September 26th, 2016 @ 0:33

Trump claims that Clinton wants open borders Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump says that his rival Hillary Clinton is the first U.S. Presidential candidate who wants open borders and who is in favor of abolishing the country’s borders. He said that Clinton’s plan would create a “grave peril” and that the country will be put […]

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 […]

US Citizenship

Green Card Renewal or U.S. Citizenship?

September 20th, 2016 @ 23:30

A green card holder will have to renew his/her green card every ten years, to maintain his or her legal permanent resident status. Currently, they will have to pay $365 as application filing fee and $85 as biometrics fee to the USCIS to get a green card renewed. Assuming a green card holder is of age 25, […]

How Much Does it Cost to Apply for US Citizenship?

November 17th, 2015 @ 23:06

$680 is the price for applying for U.S. citizenship through a legal process called naturalization, a process that turns legal permanent residents into U.S. citizens. This includes the $595 citizenship application fees and the $85 background check cost, also known as the biometric fee. Applicants 75 years of age or older need not pay the […]

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

7 Immigration Mistakes People Didn’t Know They were Making

December 4th, 2015 @ 4:03

Here are some common mistakes people make, while applying for immigration benefits, but are not aware of: Applying for an immigration benefit for which they are not eligible. Applying for something just because their friends or relatives were successful: Some people don’t realize that they don’t meet the requirements for the immigration benefit or they […]

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 […]

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 […]


USCIS Allow Additional Applicants to Apply for Provisional Waiver

August 19th, 2016 @ 3:17

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has expanded the existing provisional waiver process. The program will now allow certain family members of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents (green card holders) and who are eligible for immigrant visas, to easily navigate the U.S. immigration process. This provisional unlawful presence waiver is meant for those in […]

What Does the USICS Do on an Average Day?

May 13th, 2016 @ 4:09

USCIS that stands for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, is the immigration agency of the U.S. that handles all matters related to immigration and naturalization. Here are the things this agency does on an average day: As many as 325,000 individuals seeking information on immigration and naturalization visit the website of the agency USCIS conducts […]

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