Ashwanth Paul

Immigrants Celebrate Independence Day with Naturalized Citizenship

More than 14,000 immigrants from around the world celebrate America’s Independence Day by becoming some of the nation’s newest citizens through naturalization ceremonies. The ceremonies, taking place between June 28 and July 10, coincide with the nation’s 242nd anniversary of the Founding Fathers’ signing of the Declaration of Independence. Over the 12-day period, U.S. Citizenship …

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Employment Authorization Cards Q&A

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issues employment authorization documents (EADs), commonly referred to as employment authorization cards or work authorization, to foreign nationals who fall into certain categories or carry certain statuses. The cards, obtained by filing Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, provide the necessary documentation required to work as an employee at …

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Reform on Immigration Proposal

Below is the full text of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act. After careful negotiations, the Gang of 8 created an immigration reform bill that would heighten border security and create a pathway to citizenship for the undocumented as well as create guest worker and skilled immigrant programs. The proposal is 844 …

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USCIS Honoring Presidents’ Day

George Washington’s birthday is celebrated as Presidents’ Day. This day is an opportunity for Americans to honor Washington and appreciate the rich history of American presidency. Presidents’ Day falls on February 20th. To recognize this day, USCIS has developed a page on their website to highlight the educational resources that they have “covering the powers …

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Adoptions from Vietnam Will Not be Processed

USCIS announced recently that it will not approve  petitions filed on behalf of a child to be adopted from Vietnam. The petition that is to be filed is the Form I-800, Petition to Classify Convention Adoptee as an Immediate Relative. The reason given by the Department of State (DOS) for USCIS halting processing of Form …

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