Month: January 2015

Attorney General nominee supports Obama’s immigration reform action

In November 2014, President Barack Obama announced his plan to provide protection from deportation to some 5 million Americans. His immigration reform decision garnered support from millions of activists and supporters across the nation, and more people continue to voice their approval of the action. The newest name to take the headlines in support of …

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How to file for permanent residence based on family petition

Among the several varying paths to permanent residence, one of the most common ways to apply for a green card is through a family petition. This involves a family member of the foreign-born individual filing a petition with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services for an adjustment of status for the beneficiary. Who can file a …

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Green card arrival allows couple to breathe sigh of relief

Immigrants living without documentation are generally elated to receive their green cards, as it allows them permanent residency and relief from the constant fear of deportation. But few recognize just how the struggle for a green card affects the lesbian and gay population. The Boston Globe featured a story on Jan. 5, 2015, telling the …

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Ventajas de obtener la ciudadania estadounidense

Obtener la ciudadanía estadounidense es una de las metas de muchos inmigrantes. Si aún no sabes las razones, aquí las enumeramos. 1. Derecho a voto Los residentes permanentes legales no están exentos de las leyes de Estados Unidos, impuestos y otras medidas políticas. Al convertirte en ciudadano estadounidense podrás votar por representantes políticos y apoyar …

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The basics of filing for permanent residence based on employment

One can take several different paths to obtain permanent residence, which allows people without U.S. citizenship to live and work in the country indefinitely. The most common way to apply for a permanent resident card, also known as a green card, is through family, but one may also apply through asylee or refugee status, by serving …

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California awards first driver’s license to undocumented immigrant

At the start of 2015, the state of California made a major step forward in the realm of immigration reform – it began allowing undocumented immigrants to apply for state driver's licenses. The state even went as far as to ensure that these immigrants were able to afford car insurance by authorizing them to purchase coverage …

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