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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Immigration News: Young Immigrants Feel Safe Because of the Deferred Action Policy

Young Immigrants Achieve Dreams Thanks To Deferred Action Policy

"Nearly 300,000 young adults previously living illegally in the United States have been granted permission to stay and work through the program, one of the most significant shifts in immigration policy in recent decades."

"I think that deferred action gave us the opportunity to not be scared," said Frida Ulloa, a 24-year old student of Florida International University immigrated from Peru as a teenager.

source: HuffingtonPost

image: Latino Fox News

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Immigration News: Comprehensive Immigration Reform for August

Below are the latest news involving Homeland Security Act & Immigration Reform:

Amnesty, Big Business Lobby Plans Aggressive August Push
Pro-amnesty and business lobbies have planned an aggressive campaign during Congress's annual August recess to push House Members into supporting comprehensive immigration reform. (source: Politico, July 18, 2013)

Source: RightSideNews

Immigration Reform Backers Plan August Campaign To Push For Passage

"Business and religious groups and others with ties to the GOP majority are under pressure to win over lawmakers through tailor-made campaigns from within their districts, involving ministers, local executives and other contacts. Immigration activists, labor leaders and others on the left are making plans for larger-scale mobilizations such as rallies and marches to exert pressure from without."

Source: HuffingtonPost

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Washington House of Representatives on Dream Act

Immigration News: Latest on the Dream Act Policy

House OKs 'Washington Dream Act'

“The Washington House of Representatives has approved a measure giving young illegal immigrants eligibility to state college financial aid.

The House approved the so-called "Washington Dream Act" on a bipartisan 77-20 vote. They amended the bill on the floor to open college aid to all young illegal immigrants."

KLPU News for Seattle and the Northwest : House OKs 'Washington Dream Act'

Other References for Dream Act:
The DREAM Act: Important Immigration Legislation

What are the Differences Between the DREAM Act and Deferred Action?

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Dual Citizenship Questions and How to Obtain it

What is Dual Citizenship?

If an individual is a citizen of two different countries, then he is said to hold dual nationality. There are some countries that allow the citizens to be dual nationals and certain countries do not allow dual nationality. The United States is a country which allows its citizens to hold dual citizenship. A foreign national who is a lawful permanent resident of the United States is allowed to become a US citizen, if he satisfies the eligibility requirements for Ciudadania Americana, through naturalization.

How to Obtain Dual Citizenship?

Some people become dual nationals by automatic operation of laws. If a child is born in foreign soil to US citizen parents, the child will be a citizen of the country where it was born and will also be a US citizen. Similarly a child born in the United States, to foreign nationals will automatically become a US citizen, though its parents are not US citizens. Some people become dual nationals by choice as they become US citizens through naturalization though they are citizens of some other country. A person who holds dual citizenship must abide by the laws of both the countries, as both the countries have the right to enforce their laws whenever the individual enters that particular country.  

Though the United States recognizes dual citizenship, there are no specific applications to apply for dual citizenship. If you are a foreign citizen, you may apply for Ciudadania Americana, on satisfying all the eligibility requirements for US citizenship through naturalization. Some foreign nationals are found to become dual nationals through their marriages, as they apply for US citizenship through naturalization after they are granted Green Cards and on meeting the eligibility requirements. The US government does not revoke the nationality of a US citizen who becomes a citizen of some other country. Hence the US law allows its citizens to be dual nationals. If you are a citizen of a foreign country and if you seek to become a US citizen, you may file Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, to become a US citizen. By becoming a naturalized US citizen, you may hold dual citizenship.

Friday, March 1, 2013

The Deferred Action Policy

The Deferred Action policy I-821D, developed by the Dept. of Homeland security was made for certain indivuduals, who do not intentionally violated the immigration law, to be allowed to continue living and working in the United States.

An example is those children who were brought into USA illegally and have grown up living in America. The policy can protect them since they are not responsible for what brought them into the country during that period, and the administration decided that it is unreasonable to punish or deport them. Though there are still some guidelines to meet for this policy.

For a better explanation on this topic, read:
The Deferred Action by Immigration Direct

Thursday, February 28, 2013

EAD Form with Deferred Action

The Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Form is an important document that allows an individual to work in United States.

However, the EAD from Deferred Action is permitting an individual to work for two years - but can be renewed again thru Deferred Action too.

In case you don't know Deferred Action...

The Deferred Action is created under Obama Administration that answers some of the issues regarding "undocumented" youth. This policy grants a two-year free of the threat of deportation.

Immigration Direct - The EAD

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS)

Did you know that?

The Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) is known today as the United States and Citizenship Immigration Service (USCIS).

The INS main task was to protect and enforce naturalization and immigration laws in United States.

To know more about their responsibilities and tasks, check out:
What is INS? by ImmigrationDirect