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Coronavirus [COVID-19]: qué impacto tendrá en la inmigración y los inmigrantes de EE. UU.

Pareciera que todos los días hay una nueva noticia sobre el COVID-19 y su impacto en la vida de los estadounidenses. La velocidad de las noticias ha dejado aturdidos y confundidos a muchas personas acerca de cómo los impactan las medidas adoptadas por el gobierno. Esta confusión se duplica especialmente para aquellos que aspiran a …

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Coronavirus [COVID-19]: Impacts on US Immigration and Immigrants

It feels like every day there is something new about COVID-19 and its impact on the lives of Americans. For many, the rapid-fire news cycle has left them dazed and confused about how the government’s response to the virus impacts them. This confusion is doubled especially for those who are aspiring Americans, green card holders, …

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Renew Green Card

In order to live and work in the U.S. on a permanent basis, foreign-born nationals must request a permanent resident card (green card or Form I-551) a document that occasionally requires renewal. Green cards require renewal every 10 years. In short, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) accepts renewal applications for those currently holding …

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Proof of U.S. Citizenship

Often necessary in dealings with federal government agencies, proof of U.S. citizenship centers on specific documents showing either naturalized or derived citizenship. Understanding citizenship criteria and obtaining supporting documentation ensures a smooth process when requesting benefits allotted only to U.S. citizens. Documents normally accepted to prove U.S. citizenship include: Birth Certificate U.S. Passport Certificate of …

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Resident Aliens Hold Green Cards

The term “resident alien” applies to immigrants who reside in the United States and includes both Permanent Resident and Conditional Resident statuses. Essentially, a resident alien refers to non-U.S. citizens holding legally recognized permission to live and work in the United States. USCIS information broadly defines the term “alien” as a non-U.S. citizen. In other …

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Dreamer Roadmaps Higher Education with New App

After facing her own difficulties in finding resources to pay for her college education, entrepreneur Sarahi Espinoza Salamanca launched DREAMer’s Roadmap. The mobile app acts as a scholarship network specifically designed for undocumented students. “We believe that all students regardless of legal status should have the same opportunity to pursue the ‘American Dream’ and become …

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California Wildfires Prompt USCIS Unforeseen Circumstances Reminder

As unprecedented wildfires continue to burn in California, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issues a reminder about the agency’s unforeseen circumstances rule. Because of the potential disruption caused by the fires, USCIS offers greater latitude to immigrants requiring services. In an August 15 release, USCIS lays out specific services available with an immigrant’s request …

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Army Re-Opens Immigrant Enlistment

After pausing the special immigrant enlistment program due to the lack of legal and policy clarity, U.S. Army officials re-open opportunities for foreign-born recruits. While military service traditionally offers a path to citizenship for immigrant enlistees, unsettled reform issues, as well as calls by President Donald Trump for increased vetting around all levels of national …

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