Green Card & Naturalization. Legal news and articles for March 26 - 31, 2013

• In the shadow: A timeline of immigration throughout the yearsImmigration: Striking down DOMA could be boon for same-sex immigrant couplesFergus Cullen: In the courthouse, it's all smiles when citizens get naturalizedLetters to Sonoma County Gazette - April 2013Immigration tops agenda as senators tour borderMark Hayward's City Matters: The story of a true AmericanEmigration Concerns: EU funds new program in Armenia to promote ...Groups urge CNMI officials to support pathway to US citizenship with ...Non-Citizens Serve The US To Become CitizensHigh-Skilled Immigration Reform: What Does The Future Hold?President Obama repeats call for immigration reform at naturalization ceremonyNew Americans'Progress' in proposed status for NMI's long-term workersObama Presses Congress To Act Quickly On Immigration ReformWhy the Fight Over Work Visas Won't Doom the Immigration Bill

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High time expats kicked their stereotyping habit
Thanh Nien DailyMarch 1, 2013

My wife has gotten her “green card” because a US passport makes international travel much easier but we can't figure out how we can spend the time in the States that is necessary for naturalization so she will most likely let it expire. If you plan to ...more »

Some get stalled on the pathway to citizenship
Monterey County HeraldMarch 4, 2013

“I guess I felt I was maintaining more of a connection to my Mexican citizenship by remaining a green card holder than actually becoming a citizen,” said Cohen, 36, a musician who moved to the District of Columbia when he was 9 and became a permanent ...more »

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• In the shadow: A timeline of immigration throughout the years
Steamboat Pilot & TodayMarch 31, 2013

1790: Naturalization Act. Free white persons of good moral character could be citizens after two years . 1798: Alien and Sedition ... Eliminated undocumented immigrants from refiling their status and paying a fine to qualify for a green card. 2001 ...more »

Immigration: Striking down DOMA could be boon for same-sex immigrant couples
New York Daily NewsMarch 29, 2013

Immigration equality is coming. When the U.S. Supreme Court finds that the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, as I believe it will, U.S. citizens and permanent residents will be able to petition for their same-sex spouses. While the case the ...more »

Fergus Cullen: In the courthouse, it's all smiles when citizens get naturalized
The Union LeaderMarch 29, 2013

Olajide Adeoya of Manchester was even luckier: The former Nigerian banker won the green card lottery in 2007. Each year the U.S. awards 50,000 green cards randomly - skills or even age are not factors - in a so-called diversity lottery open to ...more »

Letters to Sonoma County Gazette - April 2013
Sonoma County GazetteMarch 28, 2013

If passed and signed into law, UAFA would permit same-sex couples in a permanent relationship to sponsor a partner for a green card. This legislation would end the current discriminatory policies of the Immigration and Naturalization Service and allow ...more »

Immigration tops agenda as senators tour border
12NewsNow.ComMarch 28, 2013

On the issue of permanent legal status, the source told CNN the senators have essentially agreed to a 13 year path to citizenship. According to the tentative agreement, it would take 10 years for illegal workers to get a green card to work legally in ...more »

Mark Hayward's City Matters: The story of a true American
The Union LeaderMarch 28, 2013

"Everything was easier in those days. People didn't even know what a green card was," said Margarita Montes, a native Columbian who helps run the Latin American Center on Maple Street. She too took advantage of Amnesty, after overstaying a student visa ...more »

Emigration Concerns: EU funds new program in Armenia to promote ...
ArmeniaNow.comMarch 27, 2013

In accordance with a Russian naturalization program, anyone recognized as a 'compatriot' may be entitled to move to Russia. Moreover, such a ... “Almost as many people have left Armenia under the U.S. Government's annual Green Card lottery. What is ...more »

Groups urge CNMI officials to support pathway to US citizenship with ...
Islands BusinessMarch 27, 2013

Eloy S. Inos, Sablan, and other officials urging their support for lawful permanent residency or “green card” for qualified nonresidents. Any improved immigration status proposal, however, would require an additional waiting time from the date the bill ...more »

Non-Citizens Serve The US To Become Citizens
Fronteras: The Changing America DeskMarch 26, 2013

Today, with few exceptions, you have to be a national or have a green card. After the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks then-President George W. Bush gave immigrants an incentive to sign up with Uncle Sam — streamlined citizenship. There are currently 35,000 ...more »

High-Skilled Immigration Reform: What Does The Future Hold?
Metropolitan Corporate CounselMarch 26, 2013

Businesses will continue to struggle with government quotas that haven't changed in decades, and even high-skilled legal immigrants will continue to endure years of backlogs to obtain permanent resident status, commonly known as a “green card.” Should ...more »

President Obama repeats call for immigration reform at naturalization ceremony
Examiner.comMarch 26, 2013

You can download the latest immigration reports read weekly immigration news, and download free USCIS and State Department immigration forms at myGreencard.com, including the latest coverage of the diversity visa (green card) lottery. Advertisement ...more »

New Americans
Albany Times UnionMarch 26, 2013

Torffic Hassan, 26, an immigrant from Ghana, stands for a portrait before being naturalized as an American Citizen on March 22, 2013 in New York City. A Marine reservist, he is a nursing student living in the Bronx borough of New ...Citizenship and ...more »

'Progress' in proposed status for NMI's long-term workers
Saipan TribuneMarch 26, 2013

Eloy S. Inos, Sablan, and other officials urging their support for lawful permanent residency or “green card” for qualified nonresidents. ... I want to sign that bill into law as soon as possible," Obama said at a naturalization ceremony at the White ...more »

Obama Presses Congress To Act Quickly On Immigration Reform
Daily MaverickMarch 26, 2013

The path to citizenship may be called a path to a "green card" to soften opposition among Republicans, although Senate aides have characterized that as a semantic distinction. The so-called green card - which is no longer green - allows a foreigner to ...more »

Why the Fight Over Work Visas Won't Doom the Immigration Bill
National JournalMarch 26, 2013

Updated: March 25, 2013 | 6:56 p.m.. March 25, 2013 | 4:40 p.m.. At a naturalization ceremony at the White House on Monday, President Obama urged Congress to press ahead on immigration reform. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) ... Those visas would come with an ...more »

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