U.S. Citizenship

5 Responsibilities that Come with Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) Status

Becoming a lawful permanent resident (LPR) of the U.S. can be an exciting privilege. It also, however, does come with some responsibilities. And understanding just what these responsibilities are is critical to maintaining this status, continuing to work and live in the U.S. and having the opportunity to become a citizen in the future (if [...]

5 Responsibilities that Come with Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) Status

General Overview of Common USCIS Filing Fees

When applying for an immigration status change with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), applicants will generally have to pay a filing fee in order for their application to be reviewed and process. With USCIS filing fees: The amounts of the fees vary according to the specific status change being requested. If the filing fees [...]

General Overview of Common USCIS Filing Fees

6 Questions to Ask an Immigration Lawyer during an Initial Consult

When preparing to resolve your important immigration issues, meeting with a lawyer to discuss your options for proceeding can be the best way to figure out how to move forward. While you may have a lot of questions specific to your situation, making a point to ask the following questions as well can shed [...]

6 Questions to Ask an Immigration Lawyer during an Initial Consult

One Path to a Green Card: The 6 Steps of Consular Processing

Consular processing is one pathway to obtaining permanent resident status in the U.S. Generally available to those who have an approved immigration petition and an available immigrant visa number, consular processing is an alternative to the adjustment of status process for individuals who are not already in the U.S. Below is a simplified overview [...]

One Path to a Green Card: The 6 Steps of Consular Processing

What Are the Steps to Becoming a U.S. Citizen?

For those who were not born U.S. citizens, becoming an American citizen will involve an intensive process, including interviews and testing, all of which can take some time (potentially years) to complete. To shed some light on this process, below are the 10 steps U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has identified in the [...]

What Are the Steps to Becoming a U.S. Citizen?

TX Federal Judge Denies DOJ Request to Lift Block on the Immigration Executive Action

Days ago, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen denied a request made by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to lift his injunction, which placed a block on the immigration executive action (IEA). This means that, currently, the promised deportation relief offered by the IEA will remain unavailable until the courts resolve the issues regarding [...]

TX Federal Judge Denies DOJ Request to Lift Block on the Immigration Executive Action

Veterans Will Be Honored in USCIS Veterans’ Day Naturalization Ceremonies

This week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be sponsoring nearly 40 naturalization ceremonies nationwide, and people with a history of serving in the military (as well as their spouses) will be honored during these Veterans’ Day naturalization ceremonies. According to the USCIS press release regarding these ongoing naturalization ceremonies, more than 3,000 people [...]

Veterans Will Be Honored in USCIS Veterans’ Day Naturalization Ceremonies

Largest LA Immigration Fraud Scheme in Recent Yrs Brought Down by USCIS

The perpetrators of one of the largest immigration fraud schemes being run out of the Los Angeles area in recent years have been sentenced to prison, reports the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). According to the USCIS press release, the San Gabriel consulting firm operating this massive, ongoing immigration fraud operation was known as [...]

Largest LA Immigration Fraud Scheme in Recent Yrs Brought Down by USCIS

Immigration and Visa Fraud Scheme Leads to Prison, USCIS Reports

Four Kenyan nationals who were convicted of committing immigration fraud, marriage fraud and visa fraud in November 2013 have recently been sentenced to prison for their role in trying to fraudulently obtain rights to legally be in the U.S. Four Kenyan nationals have been sentenced to prison for orchestrating an immigration fraud and visa [...]

Immigration and Visa Fraud Scheme Leads to Prison, USCIS Reports

Fourteenth Amendment Under Attack

As the immigration debate begins to heat up once again in the US Congress, some Republicans are taking a scrutinizing look at the Fourteenth Amendment. As the immigration debate begins to heat up once again in the US Congress, some Republicans are taking a scrutinizing look at the Fourteenth Amendment. CBS reports [...]

Fourteenth Amendment Under Attack
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