When the effects of the coronavirus pandemic hit, millions of people suddenly found themselves without jobs. While unemployment benefits are available for most, many immigrants wonder whether their status will be affected by applying.
Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court published an opinion on an interesting criminal case against a former business owner who provided immigration consulting services. This case offers some important lessons to immigrants when selecting a professional to help them with immigration-related applications.
The U.S. grants green cards to over one million immigrants each year. Immigration officials choose who will become permanent residents based on a number of factors, including: the applicant’s health, criminal background and whether they may be a security risk.
Obtaining a green card for a spouse who is not a U.S. citizen can be a challenging endeavor. But it can become even more complicated if you are part of a same-sex couple. While laws for same-sex couples and heterosexual couples regarding marriage are the same across the nation, there are still certain factors that can make the process harder for same-sex couples.
Beginning in October 2020, a new homeland security change will go into effect. Any adult in the United States who wants to board a flight or enter a government building will have to present either their passport or a REAL ID driver's license. A regular driver's license will no longer be accepted.
Those who come to the United States seeking permanent legal residency generally have two options:
Colleges and universities in the United States host numerous students from other countries every year. Sometimes, studying in the U.S. also leads to finding love. For those who decide to get married and stay here after their student visa expires, the process of becoming a legal permanent resident is essential – and complicated.
If you are an immigrant, deportation is always a potential risk until you receive full citizenship. While a green card offers you a certain amount of security and stability to establish a life in the United States, many crimes can still be punishable by deportation—even after you become a lawful permanent resident.
The midterm elections are just around the corner. The Get Out the Vote efforts in your community may have you excited to participate in the democratic process. But if you’re a permanent resident, it’s important to understand that you are not allowed to vote.
If you want to work in the U.S., there are two ways you can apply for permanent resident status (to get your green card): adjustment of status and consular processing. In this post, we examine the core differences between these two application methods.