The Justice Department last month created a new section to enforce President’s policy agenda. The Departments Civil Division will now include a Denaturalization Section specifically set up to remove American citizenship from certain designated individuals – specifically, war criminals, terrorists, sex offenders, and other fraudsters. However, this move by the department indicates that they are…

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The rules on obtaining a visa to stay in America are getting harder, but applicants should not give up hope. You may still get a second chance for your visa, depending on the reasons for the denial. Foreign citizens who wish to obtain an immigration visa to gain entry into the United States must be…

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Generally, people who seek an immigration visa do so to become a permanent resident. They normally are not allowed to enter the US at an approved entry port unless they have applied for a visa, their application has been approved, they have received the appropriate documents, and they have been admitted for entry. Once admitted,…

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US citizens can sponsor certain family members to become lawful permanent residents in America if the relative is: A spouse A child under 21 years of age A parent of a US citizen American citizens can also arrange for a foreign national who wants to marry the American citizen to obtain a fiancé visa. If…

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America is still the promised land for many people throughout the world. There are rules and procedures that must be followed to enter the country, let alone stay or become a permanent resident of the U.S. If your relatives, spouse, or friends want to come to the U.S. to visit, work, or live, they need…

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Are you an investor or treaty trader from a foreign country? If so, you can only come to the United States if you acquire an E-visa. (An E-visa is not short for “electronic visa,” by the way. It’s just the letter the US government uses to categorize these types of nonimmigrant visas.) The E is…

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Representing yourself in a court of law may seem like a great idea at the outset. You may step into the process with confidence, believing you can best represent yourself and your interests before the court and save money on attorney fees at the same time. However, any attempt to navigate the legal corridors of…

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Through much of our nation’s history, the U.S. government has leveraged the criminal justice system to deport immigrants already in the country and prevent other immigrants from entering. Immigrants have traditionally been held to high moral standard through laws that cover certain types of crimes involving “moral turpitude.” This term first appeared in the 1891…

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Many immigrants are concerned about how tighter enforcement of the laws may affect their applications for US citizenship through the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). According to USCIS, there are several ways to apply for a “green card,” more formally called a Permanent Resident Card. Generally, applicants need a sponsor, and they must fill…

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