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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

Fraud cases prompt Canada to revoke citizenship of thousands

Roughly 3,100 people in Canada will lose their citizenship in the coming weeks after it was discovered that they had obtained their status under fraudulent circumstances. In Canada, someone applying for citizenship must live there for three out of four consecutive years -- and once citizenship is granted, they must live in the country for [...]

By |2018-03-19T20:50:04+00:00September 19th, 2012|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, U.S. Citizenship|Tags: , |Comments Off on Fraud cases prompt Canada to revoke citizenship of thousands

Clerical error makes woman incorrectly think she is US citizen

A woman who was brought to the country by her parents at a very young age was adopted by a couple at age 8 because her biological parents were abusing her. When she was legally adopted, a case worker informed the family that their newly-adopted daughter automatically earned U.S. citizenship. When she became a teenager, [...]

By |2018-03-09T18:46:47+00:00August 20th, 2012|Categories: U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Clerical error makes woman incorrectly think she is US citizen

DHS sued for barring access to fingerprint-sharing system

One of the great privileges of being a U.S. citizen is the ability to vote in elections, may they be at the state or federal level. Protecting this special privilege means that election officials and the Department of Homeland Security need to verify the citizenship status of potential voters. With ties to the controversial Secure [...]

By |2018-04-23T17:04:36+00:00June 19th, 2012|Categories: Employment Eligibility, U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , |Comments Off on DHS sued for barring access to fingerprint-sharing system

Brutal police treatment induced woman to deny her US citizenship

It doesn't matter if you are talking about criminal defense, immigration or a car accident -- in any potentially criminal situation, the expectation is that police officers will act in a dignified and respectful manner so that the case can be properly and efficiently handled. A lack of this conduct can lead to a violation [...]

By |2018-03-28T16:37:46+00:00June 8th, 2012|Categories: Border Security, Immigration News, U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Brutal police treatment induced woman to deny her US citizenship

Adoption can sometimes present tricky deportation scenarios

Few Los Angeles residents would consider adoption as a major sticking point when it comes to deportation cases. After all, under the Child Citizenship Act of 2000, children from outside the U.S. who become adopted are, more or less, granted automatic citizenship (there are varying circumstances that can complicate the process). However, that law does [...]

By |2018-04-25T16:34:34+00:00May 29th, 2012|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Family Immigration|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Adoption can sometimes present tricky deportation scenarios

Saverin accused of tax-dodging, renounces US citizenship

Facebook may be the crown jewel of Mark Zuckerberg's career, but it certainly wouldn't have happened without co-founder Eduardo Saverin. Born in Brazil, Saverin attended Harvard with Zuckerberg where they became friends and created the popular social networking website. Of course, it has been chronicled in the movie "Social Network" that Saverin and Zuckerberg had [...]

By |2018-04-04T15:03:43+00:00May 17th, 2012|Categories: Immigration News, U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Saverin accused of tax-dodging, renounces US citizenship

Law student may not be admitted to Bar exam due to illegal status

No matter what laws are passed, the matter of illegal immigrants holding jobs in the U.S. will always spark controversy. The fact is, illegal immigrants who are employed work hard to provide for themselves and their families, despite usually being mistreated in their workspace and even though they risk revealing their lack of citizenship. So [...]

By |2018-04-20T16:52:17+00:00April 20th, 2012|Categories: Employment-Based Immigration, U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Law student may not be admitted to Bar exam due to illegal status