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Birthright Citizenship

Not long ago, President Trump announced his desire to end birthright citizenship for “anchor babies” born on United States soil to foreign-born parents. This principle, established in the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution, is one that many consider to be fundamental to the American ideals of equality and freedom. With the future of […]

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Appeals Court Rules Against Trump on DACA

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) protects undocumented individuals who entered the United States as children. Those who met the application requirements were protected from deportation and given a two-year, renewable work visa. However, DACA does not provide legal status or offer a pathway to citizenship. In 2017, Department of Homeland Security ruled to […]

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Investor Visas

For foreigners in a position to come to the United States with a significant sum of money, investor visas are one option for entry into the country. However, the EB-5 investor visa can be costly. Those able to invest at least $500,000 in rural areas, or upwards of $1 million in a business opportunity likely […]

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Foreign Adoption

Over the years, celebrities like Madonna and Angelina Jolie have raised awareness about international adoption. Foreign adoption allows parents to build the families they have longed for while providing children the priceless gift of a loving home. However, international adoption is also a complex process involving state laws, federal laws, and immigration laws. Agents at […]

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Overstaying Your Visa Can Have Serious Consequences

Foreign travelers who enter the United States lawfully but go on to overstay their visas face steep penalties. Remaining in the U.S. past your expected departure date can cause your visa to be immediately voided. Overstaying your visa can also prevent you from applying for a new visa at a consulate outside your country of […]

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New Regulations Could Deny Green Cards to Immigrants on Public Aid

In September, Trump administration officials announced new regulations that would potentially make it more difficult for immigrants on public aid to obtain green cards. The new rule, titled, “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds,” would impact an estimated 382,000 people utilizing food assistance, Section 8 housing, and Medicare Part D benefits. The changes are part of […]

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Immigrant Roundups Target Non-Criminals

Under new immigration policies, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents have begun to apprehend undocumented individuals with no criminal records who reside in the country. In 2018, ICE’s arrest of immigrants without criminal records increased 66 percent. For the same period, the number of arrests of immigrants with criminal records increased a mere 2 […]

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New Green Card Policy Leaves Little Room for Error

Recently, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a new policy that will impact immigrants with applications in the system. The new rule gives immigration officials greater leeway to reject any applications, petitions, or requests that have mistakes or are missing paperwork. USCIS officials can now deny these applications without giving the applicants the […]

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ICE and USCIS Entrapment

For many immigrants seeking to become U.S. citizens, attending a visa interview at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) can mark the beginning of their journey to obtaining a green card. Until recently, USCIS visa interviews were routine procedures that provided immigrants seeking citizenship the opportunity to present documentation and personal testimony to […]

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Move to Detain Immigrant Families

Earlier this year, the Trump administration announced plans to keep undocumented immigrant children in detention longer than currently allowed, a decision that will undoubtedly have serious implications for families across the country. The move comes after the administration rolled out a plan to separate families at the border as part of their zero tolerance policy […]

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