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Birthright Citizenship Explained

Days before Election Day 2020 in the United States, former President Donald Trump was grasping at straws as he faced a likely defeat at the polls. With little else to lose, Trump tried to revive a contentious political matter he believed would appeal to undecided voters, thus bolstering his chances of serving a second term. …Read More

How Difficult Is It for U.S. Immigrants to Find Employment?

The United States is home to one of the most robust and dynamic job marketplaces in the world, and this is an economic reality that attracts many immigrants. Despite the existence of a highly competitive job market, the sheer size of economic activity in the U.S. makes it possible for millions of immigrants to participate. …Read More

Can I Avoid Deportation by Marrying an American Citizen?

One of the “easiest” ways to become a legal resident of the United States is through lawful marriage to an American citizen. By “easiest,” we mean to say the process of obtaining a K-1 fiancé or fiancée visa, which falls under the non-immigrant visa category, isn’t as convoluted when compared to other immigrant petitions. The …Read More

Immigration Issues the U.S. President Will Face in the Near Future

Violent extremism, a divided constituency, a national economy in tatters, and a pandemic that seems to keep getting worse are just some of the problems President Joe Biden faces in his first days and months in office. Many of the issues his administration faces will require a certain level of undoing. For example, executive orders …Read More

Common Reasons Green Card Applications Are Denied

In a constitutional representative republic such as the United States, individuals have rights, responsibilities, and privileges. Freedom of speech is an example of a civil right. Compliance with tax laws is a responsibility. Getting a driver’s license is a privilege. Foreigners who wish to reside and work in the U.S. hope that one day they’ll …Read More

Most Recent Updates: Coronavirus & Immigration

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States has been strongly felt by many federal agencies, particularly those that deal with immigration, travel, and border security. Even before the pandemic was declared by the World Health Organization in March 2020, immigration was already on the verge of collapse because of the policies of …Read More

Sponsoring Immigrants Who Aren’t Relatives

  Traditionally, family-based immigration has been the most common method for a foreigner to start a new life in the United States. The concept of allowing legal residents and American citizens to sponsor foreign relatives to join them in the U.S. makes perfect sense. It not only reunites families but also increases the likelihood of …Read More

Is Getting My Green Card Like Visiting the DMV?

The United States used to be considered a global leader in terms of general efficiency. This is the image that comes to mind because of the military victories of World War II, the rebuilding of European alliances after the war, the Apollo space program, the establishment of Detroit as the automaking capital of the world, …Read More

How Long Does It Take to Get a Marriage Green Card?

Obtaining a green card by means of marrying a citizen of the United States is usually thought of as the fastest path toward legal residency. The only other path that would be faster involves joining the military during wartime. According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a foreign spouse living in the U.S. could …Read More

Immigrants & Their Effect on the U.S. Workforce

A couple of months into the coronavirus pandemic of 2020, United States President Donald Trump stated he had a plan to ensure Americans who lost their jobs would be first in line when trying to get them back. The plan involved closing down the borders and limiting immigration as much as possible. As can be …Read More

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