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Bars to Naturalization

Naturalization and immigration issues are complicated and different rules and processes apply to different people. Becoming a United States citizen is a dream for almost every person present in this country who is not already a United States citizen. For many immigrants, naturalization becomes a reality and they go on to enjoy the benefits of [...]

By |2016-11-14T23:35:08-05:00February 2nd, 2011|Immigration Blog|0 Comments

Waiver of Citizenship Test

Waiver of U.S. Citizenship Test Waiver of the U.S. Citizenship Test and How to Qualify: Section 312 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) requires that naturalization applicants must demonstrate an ability to read, write, and speak words in ordinary usage in the English language, and have a knowledge and understanding of U.S. history and government. [...]

By |2016-11-14T23:35:09-05:00August 26th, 2010|Immigration Blog|0 Comments

Renunciation of Indian Citizenship

Renunciation (Surrender) of Indian Citizenship Indian Citizenship Indian nationality law follows the jus sanguinis (citizenship by right of blood) as opposed to the jus soli (citizenship by right of birth within the territory). Renunciation is covered in Section 8 of the Citizenship Act 1955. If an adult makes a declaration of renunciation of Indian citizenship, he [...]

By |2016-11-14T23:35:09-05:00August 14th, 2010|Immigration Blog|0 Comments

Change of Filing Location for Form I-140 (Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced revised filing instructions for petitioners filing an Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker. The new form, dated 6/14/10, reflects an overall effort to transition the filing of benefit forms from USCIS Service Centers to USCIS Lockbox facilities. Centralizing form and fee filing to a Lockbox environment allows USCIS to [...]

By |2010-08-07T16:01:40-05:00August 7th, 2010|Immigration Blog|0 Comments

Lawful Prospective Immigrant (Reid-Schumer-Menendez Proposed Immigration Bill)

Lawful Prospective Immigrant (LPI): Alternative to Lawful Permanent Residence (LPR- Green Card) In response to Arizona’s strict anti-immigrant law, Senators Reid, Schumer, and Menendez introduced draft legislation which calls for illegal immigrants to receive interim “Lawful Prospective Immigrant” (LPI) status. The Department of Homeland Security estimates that there are approximately 10.8 million people currently in [...]

By |2016-11-14T23:35:10-05:00July 21st, 2010|Immigration Blog|0 Comments

Grounds for Inadmissible Aliens

The IIRIRA revised INA § 101(a)(13) by repealing the old definition of “entry” and replacing it with the new definition of “admission.” Entry refers to physically crossing into the U.S., free from restraint. Due to this language, Congress revised it by changing the meaning from entry to admission, but it retained distinct grounds for exclusion [...]

By |2010-07-20T11:50:28-05:00July 20th, 2010|Immigration Blog|0 Comments