The immigration process in the U.S. is becoming increasingly complex. The current administration is creating additional hurdles for foreign nationals from certain countries who wish to enter the U.S. However, for citizens and nationals of other countries, the process is comparatively simple.
About 20 miles south of the Canadian border, at a convenience store in Havre, Montana, a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer stopped and detained two local residents who were picking up a few groceries. Their crime? Speaking Spanish.
Yours may be one of thousands of Texas households that include one or more family members who are not U.S. citizens. Immigration law includes processes whereby a U.S. citizen may file a petition to sponsor an immigrant so that he or she may come to live and work in the United States. There's a lot of paperwork involved, as is the case with most immigration applications. It's critical that you understand the requirements and obligations associated with sponsorship, whether you're being sponsored or sponsoring someone.
You’re driving home late at night after a long day at work. Suddenly, you look up and see the lights of a police car flashing in your rear-view mirror. The officer pulls you over and asks whether you’ve been drinking. You haven’t; you’re simply exhausted. The officer, however, doesn’t believe you—and arrests you on the spot.
In our last post, we discussed the overall public approval of highly skilled immigrants in the U.S. Today, we examine some of the common ways that highly educated workers come here.