New Bill lures High-Tech Entrepreneurs to the U.S.

Immigration helps many sectors of the economy, including the high-tech sector. The US high-tech sector routinely relies on foreign investment and foreign workers with specialized skills. As a result, that segment of the economy has been one of the loudest to advocate for streamlining and simplifying the immigration process to allow more skilled workers into …

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New Voter Identification Law for Kansans

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach recently stopped in  Pittsburg, Kanass, to explain the controversial new voter ID law in that state. Under the law, the Secure and Fair Elections Act, there are three requirements for voters to cast their ballots. First, voters will need to present government-issued photo ID in order to voter. Secondly, …

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Undocumented Workers Terminated

Undocumented immigration is a hot-button topic today and immigration authorities have been cracking down on undocumented workers, most recently resulting in the dismissal of 41 employees at Apalachicola’s Leavins Seafood. According to the owners of Leavins Seafood, the employers were not able to comply with requirements to provide valid documentation for the 41 Hispanic workers …

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Report of Birth Abroad

When a child is born to US citizens, that child is automatically a US citizen, even if the child is born outside the country and remains outside the US. However, in order to adopt all the rights of US citizenship – such as a passport – a family must claim the US citizenship. The child …

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Myths About Adjustment of Status Process

Adjustment of Status allows a qualified applicant who is in the US on a visa to apply for a green card without leaving the US. The process is different from consular processing, which requires the applicant to be outside the US while waiting for a green card. Adjustment of Status is seen as a preferable …

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Should You Renounce Your US Citizenship?

For many people, US citizenship is a great privilege and one that they value for their entire lives. After all, US citizenship allows a person to travel with a US passport, live and work in the US, vote in US elections, and run for office in the US. However, a small number of people give …

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Repairs For a Broken Immigration System

Many Americans and legislators are aware that the US immigration system has many problems. President Obama as well as many other lawmakers have called the system broken, while issues such as undocumented immigration, immigrant criminals, delayed immigration processes and all manner of immigration-related injustices make the headlines almost daily. One problem is that there is …

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Voter ID Laws

There is currently a huge controversy concerning voter ID laws. Advocates of the laws say they are needed to prevent voter fraud while opponents claim that the laws exist to disenfranchise eligible voters. Many experts have compared the voter ID laws to Jim Crow Laws and poll taxes in terms of the law’s ability to …

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Puerto Rico Aiming to Become Fully Bilingual

Puerto Rico’s Governor Luis Fortuno is trying to make Puerto Rico fully bilingual. Currently, the unincorporated territory of the US is home to many Spanish and English speakers, but there are no rules which ensure that both languages have equal legal status. The Governor has introduced a plan which would require all public schools in …

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Foreigners on Florida Voting Rolls

With 2012 being an election year, election laws and election rules are in the news again as the country gears up to elect its leaders. One of the most basic rules of voting in US elections is that only US citizens have the right to vote. Indeed, the right to vote is considered to be …

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