Month: September 2013

U.S. has highest immigrant population in the world

The U.S. sits as the world’s leader in immigrant population, according to USA Today. With an immigration population of 45.8 million, there clearly an appeal to living in the country. The U.S. has a per capita gross domestic product of $50,000, making the country’s GDP one of the highest in the world. It is also the …

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When and how to replace your green card

Accidents happen and things get lost, but when it’s something as important as your green card, you might feel frazzled. Fortunately, you can apply for a replacement and release your anxieties. Reasons to replace If you’re planning on applying for citizenship without a physical copy of your greed card, you’ll need to file Form I-90, Application …

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Gay marriage immigration is moving forward

When Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was overturned by the Supreme Court, same-sex couples could confer immigration benefits. DOMA had formerly prevented same-sex couples from receiving the benefits of marriage under federal law. Now, however, when a citizen marries a legal permanent resident, or noncitizen, marriage benefits apply. In fact, visa …

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Many eligible residents avoid applying for citizenship

Many legal permanent residents of the U.S., also known as green card-holders, are eligible to apply for citizenship. However, only a small percentage actually do so. For many, immigration and naturalization are daunting processes. Some eligible residents are unaware of the benefits of citizenship, USA Today reported. Between learning to speak English, filing paper work, paying …

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The swing vote may help immigration reform

Immigration reform is paused in the House of Representatives, giving many reason to fear that it will not pass. However, there are over 100 potential swing votes in the Republican party that could clinch a win for immigration reform supporters. One of those lawmakers is U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner of Colorado. Favored as a potential successor to …

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