Month: March 2014

USCIS updates the Application for Naturalization

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 …

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New York Immigrant Family Unity Project provides free public defense

Immigration reform is a major issue in New York, where many documented and undocumented immigrants make their home after entering the country. Undocumented immigrants often have the chance to fight for a green card in immigration court, but their chance of obtaining one is much higher if they have an attorney. That’s why advocacy groups and …

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Democrats in the House push harder for immigration reform

More than a dozen House Democrats joined together this month with actress America Ferrera to commemorate the passing of more than 250 days since the United States Senate passed a bipartisan immigration reform bill. The group that included Senators and other supporters met outside the Capitol in Washington, D.C., to argue their case that immigration …

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Immigration reform could relieve the national deficit

According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), which is a nonpartisan organization, the plan presented by House Democrats for immigration reform can potentially reduce the U.S. budget deficit by $900 billion by 2034. The CBO estimates that the country could save nearly $200 billion in the first decade and about $700 billion in the second. However, that …

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Poll reveals that immigration reform wouldn’t harm GOP

The GOP has long been concerned that passing U.S. immigration reform policies would negatively affect the party by driving away Republican voters. Right-wing politicians have delayed immigration reform for years not because of worries that voters would turn to the other side – rather that they would avoid the polling place altogether come election time. But …

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Advocacy groups work to help young immigrants in NYC

Immigration reform advocates in New York City are working hard to help the population of young immigrants who live there stay in the United States legally. Fliers are being posted around the city in Korean, Spanish, Mandarin, Haitian-Creole and Hindi offering more information on how young immigrants can secure work permits and obtain temporary residency by …

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U.S. businesses to benefit from an EB-5 visa program

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) created a program called EB-5 in 1990 to benefit businesses in the U.S. This program provides visas to immigrant investors in the hopes of stimulating economic growth and creating jobs across the country. The EB-5 visa system is known as the Immigrant Investor Program, and USCIS designates Regional …

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