U.S. Citizenship

4 Grounds for Denaturalization & Appealing Citizenship Revocation

Causes for Denaturalization: 4 Grounds for Revoking Citizenship Denaturalization refers to the process of revoking a person’s citizenship in the U.S. and, in many cases, deporting that individual. Despite the fact that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) doesn’t commonly take this type of action against people, it is, nevertheless, possible and more likely to [...]

4 Grounds for Denaturalization & Appealing Citizenship Revocation

FAQs About Immigration Scams: How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of an Immigration Scam

Wherever there are people needing help and willing to pay for it, scam artists can lurk in the shadows, waiting to steal money from unsuspecting, vulnerable people. In fact, scams targeting undocumented people in the U.S. are fairly prevalent, as this group of people: Can be especially vulnerable due to a lack of language [...]

FAQs About Immigration Scams: How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of an Immigration Scam

Library of Congress Will No Longer Use Phrase ‘Illegal Alien’

The term “illegal alien” has been a part of the American lexicon for decades. While the phrase was first established by the Library of Congress in 1980 (as“aliens, illegal”), in 1993, it was revised to “illegal aliens” in 1993. Since then, however, political correctness has seemed to trigger a fading reliance on this phrase. [...]

Library of Congress Will No Longer Use Phrase ‘Illegal Alien’

Waiting on a Visa Petition But Not Eligible to Adjust Status? I-601a Available Now!

Finally, more than one year after publishing a proposed rule to expand eligibility for I-601A provisional waivers of inadmissibility due to the “3 and 10-year bar” for accrual of unlawful presence in the US, the DHS has made the rule final.  On August 29, 2016, USCIS will begin accepting I-601A Applications for Provisional Waiver [...]

Waiting on a Visa Petition But Not Eligible to Adjust Status? I-601a Available Now!

Advocates Push to Improve California Detainment Standards for Immigrants

Most Americans think refugees and foreign nationals seeking asylum in America get the red carpet treatment. Well, in a lot of cases, that couldn’t be further than the truth. Because instead of walking on a red carpet a lot of times asylum seekers find themselves staring at red lines on the floor of privately [...]

Advocates Push to Improve California Detainment Standards for Immigrants

Ohio Jury Convicts Man of Running an Immigration Fraud Scam, USCIS Reports

A 41-year-old man from Columbus, Ohio was recently convicted unlawfully procuring citizenship, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Immigration fraud, including illegally trying to secure citizenship or naturalization, is a federal crime punishable by up to 15 years in prison. It remains to be seen whether, during the sentencing phase of this case, [...]

Ohio Jury Convicts Man of Running an Immigration Fraud Scam, USCIS Reports

FAQs about Exceptions & Accommodations for U.S. Citizenship

To obtain U.S. citizenship, non-citizens have to meet a number of specific eligibility requirements and then successfully complete the naturalization process. As with most rules, however, there are some exceptions and accommodations for U.S. citizenship that can come into play when unique or specific circumstances arise. To highlight the nature of these accommodations, below, we [...]

FAQs about Exceptions & Accommodations for U.S. Citizenship

4 Important Facts to Know about USCIS Fee Waivers

Applying for a change to your immigration status in the U.S. typically involves a process of completing applications, submitting them to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and possibly attending interviews. For nearly every immigration status change, applicants will also have to pay the required USCIS application fees, which can range from a few to [...]

4 Important Facts to Know about USCIS Fee Waivers