Green Card & Naturalization. Legal news and articles for September 16 - 30, 2011

The Beginning: We are on our Way to U.S. CitizenshipBloomberg's Immigration Push a Mixed Blessing, Says Local AdvocateThe undocumented immigrants — Their daily challenges, their fears, and their ...New citizens welcomed at Bellevue naturalization ceremonyNew citizens welcomed at Bellevue naturalization ceremonyTBL: Berlin Woman Pays $680 For Free Government FormR & A PublicationsRealizing their American dreams: Thirty-six become naturalized US citizens at ...Michelle MalkinProsecution rare in wedding scamsA marriage of a dream and a schemeMore than 100 become citizens at ceremonyMichelle Malkin: Cash-for-Visas program still coming up shortNewest American citizens to be recognized in HiloThe Cash-for-Visas program

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Press Release 365 (press release)September 1, 2011

Personally dealing with immigration issues is something Bartell has experienced since he went through the process to help his wife obtain citizenship. "I have lived the immigration experience and know what everyone who files for a green card goes ...more »

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The Beginning: We are on our Way to U.S. Citizenship
Patch.comSeptember 30, 2011

We immigrated to the US in the spring of 1997, after we both won the diversity lottery (which is better known as the green card Lottery). Winning this lottery does not mean that the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) will immediately send you ...more »

Bloomberg's Immigration Push a Mixed Blessing, Says Local Advocate
The Epoch TimesSeptember 30, 2011

The United States give out more than 1 million green cards each year, of which 85 percent are given for family reunification and refuge from harm. Family reunification refers to scenarios when an American marries a foreigner or when a green-card holder ...more »

The undocumented immigrants — Their daily challenges, their fears, and their ...
Northwest Asian WeeklySeptember 29, 2011

The Pew Hispanic Center and the Government Accountability Office (GAO) estimates that nearly half of undocumented immigrants have arrived in the country legally and overstayed their visa, about 5.5 million out of 12 million. The number is so staggering ...more »

New citizens welcomed at Bellevue naturalization ceremony
Seattle Post IntelligencerSeptember 24, 2011

She earned her Green Card and began to study for her test, which she said was pretty simple. Sharon Rummery, spokeswoman for Immigration Services, said an individual needs to hold a Green Card for five years before they become eligible for citizenship. ...more »

New citizens welcomed at Bellevue naturalization ceremony
Bellevue ReporterSeptember 23, 2011

She earned her Green Card and began to study for her test, which she said was pretty simple. Sharon Rummery, spokeswoman for Immigration Services, said an individual needs to hold a Green Card for five years before they become eligible for citizenship. ...more »

TBL: Berlin Woman Pays $680 For Free Government Form
Hartford CourantSeptember 23, 2011

The United States Immigration Organization looks like a one-stop governmental website for citizenship applications, renewing a green card, obtaining a visa or passport and replacing lost naturalization documents. It's one-stop, that's for sure, ...more »

R & A Publications
US Immigration SolutionsSeptember 20, 2011

Once in possession of a green card and residing in the US, the actions he takes to reunite his family often make a bad situation worse. Remarriage to the same spouse or misrepresenting marital status on the Naturalization application can result in the ...more »

Realizing their American dreams: Thirty-six become naturalized US citizens at ...
In-ForumSeptember 20, 2011

As a citizen, when Truong turns 21 years old, he'll be able to petition for a green card to bring his mother stateside. “This means a lot to me,” the Moorhead High School graduate said. Pribyshchuk, whose daughter and husband attended the ceremony, ...more »

Michelle Malkin
Marietta Daily JournalSeptember 19, 2011

In 2007, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported that the “program between 1995 and 1998 was frequently abused when would-be immigrants were allowed to pay a small amount in cash for a green card, signing a promissory note for the balance. ...more »

Prosecution rare in wedding scams
MassLive.comSeptember 18, 2011

By The Republican Newsroom It is a felony under federal law. Yet every year thousands of American citizens participate in sham marriages with illegal immigrants in exchange for thousands of dollars, and they do so without fear because there is ...more »

A marriage of a dream and a scheme
Boston GlobeSeptember 18, 2011

A suspicion that a marriage is fraudulent must be vetted at four levels at two agencies dealing with green card issues and immigration fraud - US Citizenship and Immigration Services and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Even then, a US attorney may ...more »

More than 100 become citizens at ceremony
Lincoln Journal StarSeptember 17, 2011

Ashima Choudhary, 31, came for her husband, Rishi Bhakar, who lived here on a green card before being naturalized at a massive ceremony in Los Angeles. "It was a warehouse with over, I think over 2000 people," Bhakar, 39, said. ...more »

Michelle Malkin: Cash-for-Visas program still coming up short
Cherokee TribuneSeptember 17, 2011

In 2007, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported that the “program between 1995 and 1998 was frequently abused when would-be immigrants were allowed to pay a small amount in cash for a green card, signing a promissory note for the balance. ...more »

Newest American citizens to be recognized in Hilo
Big Island Video NewsSeptember 16, 2011

The Immigration Office also encourages those who are Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR's or “green card” holders) who are interested in applying for US citizenship to attend because the office will distribute naturalization application and study ...more »

The Cash-for-Visas program
Human EventsSeptember 16, 2011

In 2007, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported that the "program between 1995 and 1998 was frequently abused when would-be immigrants were allowed to pay a small amount in cash for a green card, signing a promissory note for the balance. ...more »

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