Fri, Sep 5 2:57 PM by Romona Paden
Each year, the U.S. government holds a green card lottery. It's also known as the Diversity Visa Program and awards 50,000 individuals a green card. U.S. green cards have another name: permanent resident cards. These documents are issued by the government and give immigrants the right to live, work and study in the U.S. When the Immigration Act was established Read more….
Thu, Aug 28 4:05 PM by Romona Paden
Some Republicans in Congress have warned the White House that they will work to shut down the government if President Barack Obama chooses to use executive action to address the country's immigration crisis. According to The Hill, the White House issued a statement that threats of a shutdown won't stop the president and his administration from Read more….
Mon, Aug 25 1:25 AM by Romona Paden
When immigrants to the U.S. are granted permanent citizenship, they become green card holders. Individuals who are granted green cards are permitted to live and work in the U.S. permanently. However, you are required to renew your green card every 10 years. Immigrants can be issued a green card through family, a job, or refugee or Read more….
Tue, Sep 30 11:55 AM by Romona Paden
After thousands of immigrant families were caught trying to cross into the U.S. from Mexico, the Department of Homeland Security said many of them failed to report to Immigrations and Customs Enforcement like they were told to do. According to the Associated Press, these undocumented immigrants were told to report to federal immigration agents within Read more….
Mon, Sep 29 12:06 PM by Romona Paden
House Speaker John Boehner said he believes he can convince the Republican Party to pass an immigration overhaul bill in 2015. However, according to Roll Call, he did not make clear exactly when he plans to schedule a vote because he first wants the country to establish stricter border security. Boehner said one of the reasons Read more….
Mon, Sep 29 1:49 AM by Romona Paden
After approximately 60,000 unaccompanied minors were apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border after fleeing their home countries in Central America, many of them are due to appear in front of immigration judges to determine whether they can remain in the U.S. Although the children are granted the right to an attorney before going to court, there Read more….
Tue, Sep 30 11:42 AM by Romona Paden
Anne Zajac of Liverpool, New York, has lived in the U.S. since she came to the country with her parents from Poland in 1928. That was 86 years ago, when she was 3 years old. According to the Associated Press, Zajac, now age 90, thought she was a U.S. citizen for decades. However, what Zajac Read more….
Mon, Sep 29 1:37 AM by Romona Paden
A new policy that was announced by the Department of Defense on Sept. 29 stated that undocumented immigrants will be permitted to join the U.S. military. According to USA Today, this will be the first time in decades that undocumented immigrants will have the chance to join the ranks of the military due to an Read more….
Thu, Sep 18 4:40 PM by Romona Paden
Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City are banding together in an attempt to get legal immigrants U.S. citizenship. According to the Chicago Tribune, the initiative is called Cities for Citizenship and will allow the cities to expand their naturalization programs and give U.S. citizenship through a $1.1 million contribution from Citigroup. The Center for Read more….
Tue, Oct 22 1:25 PM by Romona Paden
Permanent residents of the U.S., or those with a green card, have many of the same rights as U.S. citizens. However, if you get your U.S. citizenship, you will gain a few key privileges and responsibilities. Voting One of the most well-known privileges of being a U.S. citizen is the ability to vote. You will have Read more….
Fri, Jun 14 11:11 AM by Romona Paden
If you lose your passport on vacation, don't panic. There are ways to remedy the horrible situation of losing your identification overseas and enjoy the rest of your trip. While it is scary to be without your most important documents, don't waste time wondering what to do. Here is a list of important steps to ensure that your trip goes Read more….
Wed, May 29 12:17 PM by Romona Paden
The U.S. Department of State is making it easier to get a passport for quick summer travel. The services are being sped up to allow students and families to go abroad. Passports are delivered within a four to six week time period, which can help travelers get to their destinations in a timely manner. However, the Read more….
Thu, Sep 11 12:43 AM by Romona Paden
There are a number of different visas available in the U.S., and knowing which one is right for you can be difficult to determine. Between work and study visas, immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, the process of applying for one can become complex. What is a US visa? The U.S. government awards visas to those entering Read more….
Fri, Aug 22 1:10 PM by Romona Paden
While in the midst of considering executive action to address the U.S. immigration crisis, President Barack Obama is also weighing the possibility of increasing the number of green cards and H-1B visas issued to immigrants by as much as 800,000 annually. According to Fox News Latino, technology businesses' request to expand the number of H-1B Read more….
Tue, Jun 10 10:48 AM by Romona Paden
The Supreme Court, in a closely divided vote, ruled on Monday that there would be no exception given to children of immigrants who turned 21 prior to receiving their immigrant visa. Those not in favor of the decision argue that these children, who effectively "age out" of eligibility for citizenship, are being cheated by the slow-moving Read more….
Mon, Sep 22 4:31 PM by Romona Paden
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was established in 2010. This policy was designed to allow individuals who unintentionally violated immigration laws to continue living their lives in the U.S. Parents often bring their children into the U.S. with them from another country, and as a result, the whole family becomes undocumented immigrants when they don't Read more….
Tue, Apr 1 3:55 PM by Romona Paden
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) provides many different types of visas to immigrants who want to enter the U.S. under various specific circumstances. The visas that are available through an application process can be for vacations, permanent relocation or employment purposes. One of the forms USCIS offers regarding employment is the I-129 Petition, which is Read more….
Mon, Mar 31 1:56 PM by Romona Paden
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is implementing an initiative to make their forms easier to use for immigrant applicants. It is releasing an updated version of the Application for Naturalization form, known as Form N-400. The revisions to the application were brought about by USCIS's initiative to make their forms more understandable for immigrant Read more….
Thu, Sep 25 4:47 PM by Romona Paden
A crowd of Hispanics gathered outside of the Federal Building in Cleveland, Ohio, on Sept. 23 and held a rally for immigration reform. According to the Plain Dealer, chants could be heard as more than 100 Hispanics shouted "Si, se puede" (Yes, it can be done). The group was made up of mostly working class Hispanics Read more….
Tue, Sep 23 5:25 PM by Romona Paden
Vice President Joe Biden assured Hispanic leaders that President Barack Obama will take action on immigration. According to the Associated Press, Biden added that the president is committed to establishing a solution for immigration reform. Biden made the statement at a Hispanic Heritage Month reception that he hosted with his wife, Jill. During the event, Read more….
Fri, Sep 19 2:59 PM by Romona Paden
Following a speech at the American Enterprise Institute, House Speaker John Boehner said that reforming the nation's immigration system will boost the economy. According to The Hill, Boehner made the statement after a question was asked from an audience member, and wasn't something that he planned to discuss during his speech. "Immigration reform will help Read more….