Green Card & Naturalization. Legal news and articles for October 11 - 29, 2012

Immigration and its Voting ImplicationsNashville's Somalis embrace electionAmerican dreams come trueImmigration advocate, legal citizen gets Scott Gessler's non-citizen letterShe is savoring the voteImmigrant travels long, stressful journey to citizenshipA long and stressful journey to citizenshipFor immigrant, a long and stressful journey to citizenshipHow an accused Guatemalan war criminal won US citizenshipHow an Accused Guatemalan War Criminal Won U.S., Canadian CitizenshipBerwyn citizenship program opens doors for localsCircuit Split Deepens on Sham Marriage RulingsGiving up green card or US citizenship? Here are your tax consequences'News on naturalization of Bedoun armymen baseless'Your Students, Your Schools -- West Des Moines and Waukee

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Immigration and its Voting Implications
The Seattle Times (blog)October 29, 2012

Say you just recently immigrated to the U.S. You have to find a home, a job, and begin the process of getting a green card and eventually become a citizen. Just in time to vote in the next Presidential Election. By the way, the citizenship waiting line ...more »

Nashville's Somalis embrace election
The TennesseanOctober 28, 2012

About 60 percent are citizens either by birth or naturalization, Garba estimates. Refugees jump to the front of the immigration line for citizenship, because they're required to apply for green cards — permanent legal resident status — within a year ...more »

American dreams come true
Blackanthem.comOctober 27, 2012

I got my green card and then I enlisted shortly thereafter. I joined the ... After completing the naturalization ceremony, the final step to gain citizenship, he wants to go back to the classroom and learn to become a Psychological Operations ...more »

Immigration advocate, legal citizen gets Scott Gessler's non-citizen letter
Westword (blog)October 26, 2012

Gessler sent them letters to 300 people asking them to verify their citizenship -- and yesterday, we reached one legal citizen who got the letter and is not happy about it, in part because he himself has done advocacy work around voter participation ...more »

She is savoring the vote
Washington Jewish WeekOctober 24, 2012

"I was a U.S. resident with a green card, so I couldn't vote in Canada either. I was like a lost ... Being married to a U.S.-born husband and becoming a parent to American children finally pushed her to fill out the paperwork to begin the ...more »

Immigrant travels long, stressful journey to citizenship
USA TODAYOctober 22, 2012

In 2002, the couple got their permanent-residency green cards. They waited five years to become eligible to apply for citizenship. Oscar applied right away. He wanted to become a citizen in time to vote for president in 2008. He passed the test and ...more »

A long and stressful journey to citizenship
Arizona RepublicOctober 21, 2012

In 2002, the couple got their permanent-residency green cards. They waited five years to become eligible to apply for citizenship. Oscar applied right away. He wanted to become a citizen in time to vote for president in 2008. He passed the test and ...more »

For immigrant, a long and stressful journey to citizenship
azcentralOctober 21, 2012

In 2002, the couple got their permanent-residency green cards. They waited five years to become eligible to apply for citizenship. Oscar applied right away. He wanted to become a citizen in time to vote for president in 2008. He passed the test and ...more »

How an accused Guatemalan war criminal won US citizenship
TucsonSentinel.comOctober 19, 2012

Last month, Canada extradited him to Los Angeles to face trial on charges related to one of the worst war crimes in the recent history of the Americas. He had fled north after prosecutors charged him with lying on immigration forms to conceal his ...more »

How an Accused Guatemalan War Criminal Won U.S., Canadian Citizenship
ProPublicaOctober 18, 2012

Last month, Canada extradited him to Los Angeles to face trial on charges related to one of the worst war crimes in the recent history of the Americas. He had fled north after prosecutors charged him with lying on immigration forms to conceal his ...more »

Berwyn citizenship program opens doors for locals
Suburban Life PublicationsOctober 17, 2012

Raul Buendia and his son, John, participate in a flash card game with volunteer tutor Phyllis Whistler during a Citizenship Test Study Group at the Berwyn Public Library, 2701 S. Harlem Ave. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. Buendia recently became a US ...more »

Circuit Split Deepens on Sham Marriage Rulings
Courthouse News ServiceOctober 16, 2012

CHICAGO (CN) - A federal judge should review a suspected green card marriage, the 7th Circuit ruled, deepening a circuit split over the extent of judicial review in such cases. Trinidad Kierulf Klene entered the United States in 1994 and married Carl ...more »

Giving up green card or US citizenship? Here are your tax consequences
Times of IndiaOctober 15, 2012

Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin made news when he renounced his US citizenship just before Facebook's high profile IPO. This move, according to news reports, was primarily to save on taxes and many other wealthy Americans have, in the recent ...more »

'News on naturalization of Bedoun armymen baseless'
Arab Times Kuwait English DailyOctober 15, 2012

They mentioned those awarded the green card may as well be considered for naturalization, while the others will be given a chance to amend their status. Sources noted the CSRSIR, with the help of legal experts, is preparing the files of Bedouns, and ...more »

Your Students, Your Schools -- West Des Moines and Waukee
DesMoinesRegister.comOctober 11, 2012

Gosia Wheeler, originally from Poland, spoke about her naturalization process. Wheeler told how her family put her name in the green card lottery program because Poland faced difficult economic and political situations. She was selected in 1992 to come ...more »

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