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Articles Categorized: Naturalization

Morton Promises to Investigate ICE Racial Profiling in Detroit

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Community activist Angela Reyes said ICE Director John Morton promised to do a case-by-case and systemic review of the agency’s enforcement policies. Ruben Torres, 45, a Detroit Public Schools engineer, also told of being stopped by an unmarked ICE vehicle as he attempted to get onto northbound Lodge on March 24. Torres said the agent […]

Motions to Reopen Removal Cases OK Outside the U.S.

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Court Protects Immigrants’ Right To Reopen Cases From Outside the U.S. Washington D.C. – A federal appellate court recently reversed a Board of Immigration Appeals’ (BIA) decision (Reyes-Torres v. Holder) that would have prevented noncitizens from presenting new evidence in their removal cases – evidence that potentially could change the outcome – because they are […]

Passport Day: April 9

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From the U.S. State Department: Passport Day in the USA Offers Appointment-Free Saturday Service APRIL 9 On Saturday, April 9, the Department of State will host its third annual “Passport Day in the USA.”  U.S. citizens throughout the country can apply for a passport book or passport card at any one of the regional passport […]

H-1B Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Cap Season

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The H-1B Program U.S. businesses use the H-1B program to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise in specialized fields, such as scientists, engineers, or computer programmers. For more information about the H-1B program, click here for H-1B Specialty Occupation Visa. How USCIS Determines if an H-1B Petition is Subject […]

The Naturalization Process and Exceptions to the Residency Requirements

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Lawful permanent residents may apply for naturalization provided they meet certain eligibility requirements. Naturalization is the process of becoming a United States citizen. To be eligible for naturalization, the Immigration and Nationality Act provides that applicants must meet certain residency requirements. The Act requires applicants to reside in the United States continuously as lawful permanent […]

Devastation in Japan: Immigration Relief for Japanese Nationals

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By Elizabeth Veit The recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan have devastated the island. While citizens search for their loved ones they must also grapple with the threat of nuclear meltdown, loss of electricity, and shortage of food and water. These are but a few of the immediate concerns the country will struggle with in […]

New MPI Report Proposes Targeted Administrative Actions to Advance Goals of the U.S. Immigration System

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The Migration Policy Institute, 3/15/2011 While sweeping reform to fix a U.S. immigration system widely acknowledged as broken has taken a backseat politically, opportunities exist within the executive branch to improve the ways in which the nation’s existing immigration laws and policies are administered. A new report by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), Executive Action […]

DV-1 Lottery Selection and how Marriage Affects the Winner

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After DV-1 Lottery selection, what happens if the DV Lottery winner marries? 1.) For any changes (i.e. change of address, marriage, or new child) after winning the DV Lottery, the winner will need to update the Consulate detailing the new information. 2.) They will also need to pay additional immigrant visa fees for the new […]