Immigration

Appealing Your Deportation Order

If U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) decides you're in the United States illegally, you'll probably receive a notice of deportation. You might.... Read more

Becoming a Naturalized Citizen

"Naturalization" means that a foreign-born individual has become a U.S. citizen. Although it can be a long, involved process, naturalization gives you all the.... Read more

What is a Permanent Resident Green ...

A green card is the size and shape of an average driver's license. It's your official permission from the United States government to live in the country. Hav.... Read more

U.S. Citizenship

Becoming a Naturalized Citizen

"Naturalization" means that a foreign-born individual has become a U.S. citizen. Although it can be a long, involved process, naturalization gives you all the same rights you'd enjoy if you'd been born in the United States. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) manages the process, and the final decision comes down to a USCIS officer. Certain Requirements Must Be Met ... Read More

Green Cards

What is a Permanent Resident Green Card?

A green card is the size and shape of an average driver's license. It's your official permission from the United States government to live in the country. Having a green card means that you're a "permanent resident" of the United States, although not a citizen. Several Ways to Get a Green Card You must have a qualified reason to request a green card, but the reasons are numer... Read More

Deportation

Top Reasons You May Receive a Deportation Notice

The government can use more than 50 reasons to order you out of the country. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) can deport anyone who is not a U.S. citizen, even those who are legal permanent residents because they have green cards. Most of the grounds fall into three categories. Committing a Crime The most common reason for deportation is a criminal conviction. F... Read More

Visas

Understanding the Various Termporary Visas Available

Visitors and workers from other countries who want to travel to the United States need to obtain a temporary visa to do so lawfully. The type of visa you need will depend on the purpose for your travel. In some cases, you may be able to bring your family with you to the United States. Immigrant Visas Require a Sponsor If you want to move to the United States, you'll need a sp... Read More

Special Immigration Topics

Coming to the United States Under Other Circumstances

Most immigrants come to the United States for employment or family reasons. However, immigration is sometimes based on humanitarian or other special considerations.There are special visas for these purposes. Refugee Status Requires Residence Abroad You may be able to enter the United States as a refugee. To qualify, you must have a reasonable fear of persecution in your home ... Read More

Additional Immigration Topics

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