Green Card & Naturalization. Legal news and articles for October 14 - 31, 2015

USCIS Reaching Out to Green Card HoldersSpecial Benefits for Immigrants Who Enroll in the US MilitarySpecial Benefits for Immigrants Who Enroll in the US MilitaryNaturalization disaster: Misrepresenting absences from the USCharlottesville accepts 241 displaced refugees in 2014-2015Higher education for all: The DREAM Act, DACA, and financial aid for immigrant ...Shared CausesGovernment & Politics Obama's Plan to Flood the Labor Market With IllegalsBecoming a US citizen despite a checkered pastIllinois Now Considers Automatic Voter Registration Amid Praise and ConcernObama's latest plan to rewrite immigration lawHow to become a U.S. citizenAtten-shun! Navy, Air Force and Army seeking 5000 lawful immigrant recruitsEast Bay immigrants invited to Saturday workshops on citizenship, DACA ...Labor Secretary Says Union Fixed Election

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USCIS Reaching Out to Green Card Holders
About - News & IssuesOctober 31, 2015

President Obama has ordered federal immigration officials to find ways to make naturalization more accessible to immigrants who qualify for it. In November 2014, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson directed U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ...more »

Special Benefits for Immigrants Who Enroll in the US Military
Jewish Link of New JerseyOctober 29, 2015

Generally, immigrants must be lawful permanent residents to join the military; once enlisted these green card soldiers can take advantage of expedited citizenship. However, MAVNI allows certain non-citizens in the United States, who are not “green card...more »

Special Benefits for Immigrants Who Enroll in the US Military
Jewish Link of New JerseyOctober 29, 2015

Generally, immigrants must be lawful permanent residents to join the military; once enlisted these green card soldiers can take advantage of expedited citizenship. However, MAVNI allows certain non-citizens in the United States, who are not “green card...more »

Naturalization disaster: Misrepresenting absences from the US
Asianjournal.comOctober 29, 2015

In that case, the person is likely to have his naturalization application denied, and USCIS could possibly put him in removal proceedings for having “abandoned” his residency (or green card) for having stayed outside the US for more than a year ...more »

Charlottesville accepts 241 displaced refugees in 2014-2015
University of Virginia The Cavalier DailyOctober 22, 2015

In the past year, the IRC helped file 299 citizenship, green card and family unification applications. 112 refugees who came to Charlottesville through the IRC were successful in attaining permanent residency, and 76 refugees became naturalized citizens.more »

Higher education for all: The DREAM Act, DACA, and financial aid for immigrant ...
The SignalOctober 21, 2015

The latter requires application for a green card for eventual citizenship, which can take years. But the reason people immigrate in the first place is usually more pressing than simply the desire for citizenship. Sometimes it's to escape violence ...more »

Shared Causes
Cincinnati CityBeatOctober 21, 2015

U.S. authorities have convicted Odeh of failing to disclose on both her 1994 application for a green card and her 2004 application for naturalization that she spent 10 years in an Israeli prison for the bombing of a Jerusalem supermarket and then ...more »

Government & Politics Obama's Plan to Flood the Labor Market With Illegals
Patriot PostOctober 21, 2015

The Cliff's Notes version goes like this: Foreign workers wanting permanent residency in the United States must file an I-140 application, which puts them on the wait list for a green card. When a temporary guest worker gets to the front of the line ...more »

Becoming a US citizen despite a checkered past
Asianjournal.comOctober 21, 2015

Regarding prior criminal acts, a disqualifying criminal conviction in the prescribed period of required good moral character will automatically render an individual ineligible for naturalization. However, a disqualifying criminal ... The answer to this ...more »

Illinois Now Considers Automatic Voter Registration Amid Praise and Concern
IVN NewsOctober 20, 2015

If passed, the bill would automatically register people to vote when they renew or apply for a driver's license or state identification card. In promoting Senate Bill 2134, Sen. Andy Manar, a Democrat from ... He is originally from Bowling Green...more »

Obama's latest plan to rewrite immigration law
The Hill (blog)October 19, 2015

But a secret memo recently leaked on an immigration law blog now reveals that this 'modernization' plan will not only fast-track hundreds of thousands of work permits to employment visa-applicants in violation of longstanding U.S. worker protection ...more »

How to become a U.S. citizen
Yahoo Katie CouricOctober 16, 2015

Permanent residents have the right to live and work in the United States; they can travel to and from the country and can petition for other family members to receive green card status. But only a citizen has the right to vote or run for office, ... U ...more »

Atten-shun! Navy, Air Force and Army seeking 5000 lawful immigrant recruits
New York Daily NewsOctober 16, 2015

These mistakes are common. If you apply for a new green card, include your birth certificate and a note asking that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to change your name on your green card. When you apply to naturalize, you can clarify your ...more »

East Bay immigrants invited to Saturday workshops on citizenship, DACA ...
Contra Costa TimesOctober 14, 2015

Up to 300 people are expected at the citizenship workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, when volunteers will help those who are eligible to apply for citizenship and fill out paperwork. It's open to all East Bay residents who are green card holders ...more »

Labor Secretary Says Union Fixed Election
Courthouse News ServiceOctober 14, 2015

"Trujillo did not have his green card or certificate of naturalization with him at the meeting, and presented his California driver's license as proof of residence, which the election judge initially accepted," the labor secretary says in the complaint ...more »

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