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Woman looks forward to becoming U.S. citizen

It is often said that love knows no borders. Many U.S. citizens find this to be true when they travel outside of the country and meet and fall in love with someone. The trouble happens when they wish to bring that person back to live with them in the Los Angeles area. In order to [...]

By |2018-04-20T16:37:26+00:00November 14th, 2013|Categories: Family Immigration, U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Woman looks forward to becoming U.S. citizen

Immigrant waits 11 years before U.S. citizenship granted

To a large degree, America was built on immigration and it continues to be an integral component in our society. There are clear processes for naturalization and how a foreign citizen may obtain citizenship in the United States. Typically, an immigrant can obtain citizenship within one year from applying after being here three years if married to [...]

By |2018-03-23T18:05:20+00:00October 29th, 2013|Categories: Immigration News, U.S. Citizenship|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Immigrant waits 11 years before U.S. citizenship granted

99-year-old woman becomes U.S. citizen in Los Angeles

When we think of immigrants in the Los Angeles area, we tend to think of young people from Mexico. Yet there is also a large population of people who have come from other countries such as China and the Philippines. Many of them are young, working-age adults, but there are also those who come to [...]

By |2018-03-30T16:24:52+00:00August 5th, 2013|Categories: Immigration News, U.S. Citizenship|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on 99-year-old woman becomes U.S. citizen in Los Angeles

Deployed Marine Corporal granted US citizenship

For many immigrants living in the Los Angeles area, becoming a U.S. citizen is on the top of their list of things to do in their lifetimes. In order to become a citizen, it is usually necessary to be a permanent resident of the United States for at least three to five years. The immigrant [...]

By |2018-03-28T14:25:12+00:00June 12th, 2013|Categories: U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Deployed Marine Corporal granted US citizenship

New study says more naturalized immigrants could boost economy

As many Los Angeles residents are aware, we are living in uncertain economic times. While the bricks are being laid to a better financial future, nothing is a guarantee. This is especially important for immigrants who are awaiting naturalization or are here illegally, as they face unique difficulties in earning decent wages. Well a new [...]

By |2018-04-04T18:09:05+00:00December 20th, 2012|Categories: U.S. Citizenship, Uncategorized|Tags: , |Comments Off on New study says more naturalized immigrants could boost economy

Workshops, legal consultation can help citizenship applicants

Applying for U.S. citizenship is not as simple as filing out a few documents and getting your approval through the mail. This is not meant to discourage people who qualify for citizenship from applying -- it is merely something to realize going into the process. Obtaining U.S. citizenship can be complicated, and it that can [...]

By |2018-03-28T17:00:05+00:00December 4th, 2012|Categories: H-1B Visas, Immigration News, U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Workshops, legal consultation can help citizenship applicants

Deck can be stacked against immigrants who want to be naturalized

One of the most important traits an immigrant must have if they are considering applying for citizenship is a favorable disposition towards the U.S. But even if the applicant has this trait -- in addition to many other things, such as no criminal record and an uninterrupted period of residence in the country -- the [...]

By |2018-04-02T19:06:38+00:00October 15th, 2012|Categories: U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , |Comments Off on Deck can be stacked against immigrants who want to be naturalized

Pending litigation cited as state’s pass fewer immigration laws

In the first six months of 2012, 41 states enacted 114 bills related to immigration, including another 92 amendments or resolutions to current policies on the matter. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, those figures represent a declining interest in passing or enacting immigration laws at the state level; the same period in [...]

By |2018-03-29T20:37:02+00:00August 7th, 2012|Categories: Immigration News, U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , |Comments Off on Pending litigation cited as state’s pass fewer immigration laws

New legislation could bolster work visa program

Work visa applications are usually complicated documents that require a lot of work and review. There are many different identification processes and procedures that must be passed and in some cases, like with an H-1B visa application, the applicant must be sponsored by a U.S. company to obtain the work visa. Once the visa has [...]

By |2018-04-25T16:12:42+00:00July 31st, 2012|Categories: Employment-Based Immigration, H-1B Visas|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on New legislation could bolster work visa program

Massive naturalization ceremony sees 8,000 become US citizens

It was an emotional day for some 8,000 California residents, as they officially became citizens of the United States earlier this week. The Los Angeles Convention Center hosted the ceremony, which included a congratulatory message from President Barack Obama and, ultimately, their naturalization certificates. The large crowd may be an indication of a presidential election [...]

By |2018-03-16T15:46:23+00:00March 23rd, 2012|Categories: U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Massive naturalization ceremony sees 8,000 become US citizens