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U.S. Citizenship Exams Will Undergo Changes

Since 1986, foreigners who qualify for naturalization, the highest benefit provided by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services agency, have been required to take an examination that gauges their knowledge of American civics as well as their English language ability. This requirement, which is promulgated by Section 312 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, …Read More

How Can a DUI Affect the Chances of Becoming a Permanent Resident?

In May 2019, when members of the United States Congress discussed the legislative proposal known as the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act for the fifth time, the issue of driving under the influence came up. In essence, the DREAM Act would grant legal residency to immigrants who were children when their …Read More

New Social Media Disclosure Requirements for U.S. Visa Applications

According to a new U.S. policy that started in late May, foreigners who wish to obtain visas to enter the United States are expected to disclose information associated with their online social media accounts. The State Department’s visa application website now includes a section with a drop-down menu that lists more than a dozen social …Read More

U.S. Visa Overstays Will Be Targeted for Closer Scrutinization

Immigration policies enacted by the White House under the administration of United States President Donald Trump have been highly criticized not only for being draconian but also for being misguided. In many cases, justification for new measures has been explained with incorrect information. For example, when Trump refers to a security crisis at the southern …Read More

What Are the Basic Facts About Family-Based Immigration?

In most countries around the world, reunification of family members through a legal immigration process is considered to be a recognition of human rights that aims to strike a balance with sovereign laws related to migration controls. In the United States, this process is known as family-based immigration, and it has been an important aspect …Read More

How Do I Apply to Get a Green Card?

In May 2019, United States President Donald Trump announced a high-level proposal for immigration reform, something his predecessor and a bipartisan group of senior senators have been pushing for years. As can be expected, Trump’s proposal is heavy on border security and misguided protectionism. However, an interesting item caught the attention of immigration lawyers in …Read More

Can a U.S. Tourist Visa (B-2) Be Denied? [Infographic]

Whether it’s for pleasure or for medical treatment, people outside the U.S. can obtain a temporary tourist visa, which is in category B-2. However, these visas aren’t always guaranteed. The trusted San Diego immigration attorneys at KS Visa Law have put together the following infographic explaining a few of the most common reasons someone’s U.S. …Read More

Is There a Link between Immigration and Crime?

Immigration will always have socioeconomic impacts because it involves people, communities, and societies. Since immigration has been taking place since before biblical times, the body of research on this topic is extensive and has determined the long-run socioeconomic impacts are generally beneficial for the countries that send and receive migrants. Receiving nations benefit in terms …Read More

Can I Work in the United States While I’m Waiting for My Green Card?

Upon arriving in the United States, foreigners are expected to abide by the conditions stipulated on their visas. In many cases, this means not being allowed to work or generate income while staying in the country, but this prohibition can be lifted under certain circumstances. The first aspect to consider in this regard is whether …Read More

Are Naturalized U.S. Citizens in Danger of Having Their Citizenship Revoked?

The opportunity to become an American citizen is the highest benefit offered by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. For many foreigners, naturalization is their ultimate American dream come true, but for a few others, it can turn into a nightmare. In recent months, immigration enforcement agents and the Justice Department have been empowered …Read More

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