Green Card & Naturalization. Legal news and articles for October 13 - 31, 2016

Ambassador Marks tells Jamaicans to become US citizensSpike in citizenship requests higher than expectedFor Mexican immigrant, first vote will be 'amazing' - Philly.comImmigration Resource Center Opens | Falmouth Briefs | capenews.netImmigrants Become Citizens at U.S. National ParkElection-year spike in citizenship requests higher than expected ...For Mexican immigrant, first vote will be 'amazing' - Philly.comThe U.S. Just Hiked Immigration Application Fees By 21% (IBM ...Adoptee Adam Crapser Denied Relief, Expected To Be DeportedYes, the election is rigged — against immigrants who should be able to vote but can'tCost of citizenship to rise after the electionNaturalization process backlog frustrates would-be votersHow to Vote as an Immigrant and a CitizenNaturalization – Becoming a United States CitizenThe race for citizenship: Recent surge in naturalization applications won't affect processing time, federal agency says

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Election-year spike in citizenship requests higher than expected ...
Cronkite NewsOctober 29, 2016

Federal officials often see citizenship applications jump in presidential election years, but in this heated election year they might surpass expectations.more »

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Ambassador Marks tells Jamaicans to become US citizens
Jamaica ObserverOctober 31, 2016

In addition to becoming citizens, Marks also challenged Jamaican organisations in the States to unite as mentors and protect “marginalised immigrant Jamaican youths from being recruited into criminal activity”, adding: “You can put a dent in exporting ...more »

Spike in citizenship requests higher than expected
Today's News-HeraldOctober 31, 2016

More than 725,000 naturalization applications were submitted through the first three quarters of fiscal 2016, according to the most recent numbers available from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. That is on pace to surpass the 899,162 ...more »

For Mexican immigrant, first vote will be 'amazing' - Philly.com
Philly.comOctober 30, 2016

Fabiola Castellanos, 26, a native of Mexico, was 6 when her family furtively crossed the Rio Grande. In less than two weeks she will cast her first vote as a ...more »

Immigration Resource Center Opens | Falmouth Briefs | capenews.net
CapeNews.netOctober 30, 2016

The Community Action Committee of Cape Cod & Islands (CACCI) recently celebrated the opening of its Immigration Resource Center in Hyannis, formed to ...more »

Immigrants Become Citizens at U.S. National Park
Voice of AmericaOctober 29, 2016

Theodore Roosevelt Island is small and peaceful. It sits in the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. The island is a tree-filled memorial to America's 26th president. It includes several trails and a huge statue of Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt. The island ...more »

Election-year spike in citizenship requests higher than expected ...
Cronkite NewsOctober 29, 2016

Federal officials often see citizenship applications jump in presidential election years, but in this heated election year they might surpass expectations.more »

For Mexican immigrant, first vote will be 'amazing' - Philly.com
Philly.comOctober 28, 2016

Fabiola Castellanos, 26, a native of Mexico, was 6 when her family furtively crossed the Rio Grande. In less than two weeks she will cast her first vote as a ...more »

The U.S. Just Hiked Immigration Application Fees By 21% (IBM ...
InvestopediaOctober 28, 2016

This week, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it has raised filing fees for most applications and petitions by an average of 21%.more »

Adoptee Adam Crapser Denied Relief, Expected To Be Deported
NBCNews.comOctober 27, 2016

Crapser is one of an estimated 35,000 intercountry adoptees who find themselves in international limbo, sometimes years after their adoptions, because their adoptive parents did not seek U.S. citizenship or green cards for them, advocates say. Crapser ...more »

Yes, the election is rigged — against immigrants who should be able to vote but can't
Washington PostOctober 25, 2016

The Las Vegas resident says he has held a green card for 17 years. But this March, frustrated by Donald Trump's immigration rhetoric, the 40-year-old cook felt inspired to finally become a U.S. ... 30, delays will leave around a half-million applicants ...more »

Cost of citizenship to rise after the election
Washington TimesOctober 24, 2016

Immigrant-rights activists made a push to try to get 1 million green card holders eligible for citizenship to naturalize and then signed up to vote against GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, and Republicans have accused the Obama administration of ...more »

Naturalization process backlog frustrates would-be voters
The Journal News | LoHud.comOctober 21, 2016

Mamaroneck's Astrid Rivera applied to become an American citizen in March, expecting that the naturalization process would take a couple of months, as she ...more »

How to Vote as an Immigrant and a Citizen
New York TimesOctober 20, 2016

In this pursuit, I share a bond with millions of my fellow immigrants — regardless of whether we're naturalized citizens, green-card holders, visa holders or undocumented; regardless of our race, culture or religion. We all arrived here bearing dreams ...more »

Naturalization – Becoming a United States Citizen
Asianjournal.comOctober 14, 2016

If you are a United States legal permanent resident (“LPR” or “green card holder”), you may be eligible to become a United States citizen. United States (“U.S.”) citizenship opens the door to substantial benefits, including having the right to vote ...more »

The race for citizenship: Recent surge in naturalization applications won't affect processing time, federal agency says
Santa Maria SunOctober 13, 2016

Nicholson said a desire to vote wouldn't explain the recent increase in green card applications, for example, because a green card doesn't impact one's right to vote. Still, she acknowledged that the election year might have something to do with the ...more »

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