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EB-5 program drawing new interest

Wed, Jul 22 10:36 AM by Romona Paden

Under the EB-5 immigrant investor program, someone who wants to become a U.S. permanent resident can do so if he or she invests $500,000 in a project in an area with high unemployment and creates at least 10 jobs in doing so. This benefit also extends to the investor's family. This is a popular avenue to Read more….

Recommendations to update immigration process revealed

Thu, Jul 16 11:35 AM by Romona Paden

As part of his efforts toward immigration reform, President Barack Obama called for federal agencies to begin to make the process of applying for a visa more modern and digitized. Currently, applying for a green card, visa or other necessary immigration document involves many steps and a lot of paper. A task force convened on this Read more….

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Sat, Jul 11 4:17 PM by Romona Paden

Las mujeres que sufren violencia por parte de sus padres o esposo pueden aplicar para obtener la tarjeta verde mediante la VAWA o Acta de Violencia Contra las Mujeres. Esta Acta aplica para mujeres que sufren abandono, negación de ayuda o violencia que debe ser demostrada con documentación. Debido a que se trata de un Read more….


EB-5 program drawing new interest

Wed, Jul 22 10:36 AM by Romona Paden

Under the EB-5 immigrant investor program, someone who wants to become a U.S. permanent resident can do so if he or she invests $500,000 in a project in an area with high unemployment and creates at least 10 jobs in doing so. This benefit also extends to the investor's family. This is a popular avenue to Read more….

Crime and immigration

Wed, Jul 15 12:29 PM by Romona Paden

News of immigration reform efforts has been accompanied recently by speculation about immigration and crime. A tragic shooting in California gave rise to many pundits making comments about whether there are connections between crime and immigration, and whether undocumented immigrants are high-risk for committing crimes. The Washington Post pointed out that Mexican-born immigrant males between Read more….

California considering work permits for undocumented farmworkers

Mon, Jul 13 2:39 PM by Romona Paden

As immigration reform on the national level continues, California lawmakers are beginning to take certain matters into their own hands, according to The Los Angeles Times. The state is considering a law that would allow undocumented farmworkers to obtain work permits. This is the second time such a measure has been under consideration in California. Read more….


Texas allegedly denies birth certificates to U.S.-born children

Mon, Jul 20 1:44 PM by Romona Paden

Children born in the United States are by law entitled to U.S. citizenship, regardless of whether their parents are citizens. However, Texas is allegedly erecting very high barriers to undocumented immigrants looking to get birth certificates for their children. There is a lawsuit in Texas, filed in the U.S. District Court in Austin, addressing this Read more….

Sat, Jul 11 4:43 PM by Romona Paden

Si has estado esperando el momento perfecto para cambiar tu nombre, tu apellido o ambos, al aplicar para la naturalización estadounidense puede ser tu oportunidad perfecta. Esto implicará algunos ajustes administrativos pero es sencillo de lograr. Puedes cambiar tu nombre sin procedimientos extra ya que basta con llenar el formato N-400 en la parte I, Read more….

Requisitos basicos para obtener la naturalizacion Americana

Sun, Apr 19 11:13 PM by Romona Paden

Si planeas aplicar para obtener la naturalización americana debes prepararte para un proceso largo y riguroso. Muchas personas se quejan de que es un proceso muy demandante pero debes tomar en cuenta que cada año miles de personas aplican para lo mismo. Para garantizar que lograrás tu objetivo debes tener claros los requisitos y seguir Read more….


Benefits of gaining U.S. citizenship

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….

What to do if you lose your passport

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….

Get a quick passport for summer travel

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….


What you need to know about student visas

Tue, Jul 21 10:16 AM by Romona Paden

If you're looking to come to the United States to study, congratulations! It is an exciting time in your educational career. To take this step, however, you will require a student visa. These visas give you the right to reside in the U.S. temporarily during your course of study, and the kind of degree or Read more….

Recommendations to update immigration process revealed

Thu, Jul 16 11:35 AM by Romona Paden

As part of his efforts toward immigration reform, President Barack Obama called for federal agencies to begin to make the process of applying for a visa more modern and digitized. Currently, applying for a green card, visa or other necessary immigration document involves many steps and a lot of paper. A task force convened on this Read more….

Your guide to same-sex spousal visas

Thu, Jul 9 1:58 PM by Romona Paden

The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding same-sex marriage was a landmark. It changed the lives of millions of Americans and has been heralded by many as a step in the right direction in the fight for equality. However, not as many news outlets have pointed out that it is a serious advance in immigration Read more….


Recommendations to update immigration process revealed

Thu, Jul 16 11:35 AM by Romona Paden

As part of his efforts toward immigration reform, President Barack Obama called for federal agencies to begin to make the process of applying for a visa more modern and digitized. Currently, applying for a green card, visa or other necessary immigration document involves many steps and a lot of paper. A task force convened on this Read more….

Your guide to same-sex spousal visas

Thu, Jul 9 1:58 PM by Romona Paden

The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding same-sex marriage was a landmark. It changed the lives of millions of Americans and has been heralded by many as a step in the right direction in the fight for equality. However, not as many news outlets have pointed out that it is a serious advance in immigration Read more….

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Sat, Jun 27 4:59 PM by Romona Paden

Existen diversos caminos para conseguir la residencia permanente en Estados Unidos y no es raro que muchos busquen la más fácil: a través de familiares que ya viven en el país. Sin embargo, quienes no cuentan con esta facilidad pueden optar por otras alternativas: servir en la milicia de los Estados Unidos y obtener el Read more….


New CA law allows broader access to professional licenses

Wed, Jul 29 1:31 PM by Romona Paden

A new law, introduced in California as SB 1159, will require the 39 licensing boards of the California Department of Consumer Affairs to accept federal taxpayer ID numbers instead of Social Security numbers as proof of identification by 2016. This means undocumented immigrants, who do not have access to Social Security numbers, will be able Read more….

ICE to limit use of family detention centers

Tue, Jul 28 11:28 AM by Romona Paden

U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee in California ruled the U.S. Department of Justice is violating a court settlement from 18 years ago prohibiting the detention of children. This ruling upholds one U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee made in April, and follows Gee asking the two sides for a settlement, which they failed to give, according to Read more….

Most undocumented immigrants not the target of enforcement

Mon, Jul 27 1:46 PM by Romona Paden

A report from the Migration Policy Institute, a nonpartisan research group, found up to 87 percent of undocumented immigrants would likely be able to stay in the U.S. under new immigration enforcement programs. Immigration reform has been a hot topic, and many aspects of the Obama administration's plans in this area have been contested. However, the Read more….

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