What are the differences between naturalization and citizenship? The main difference between citizenship and naturalization is where your parents live. A citizen certificate is given to someone whose parents live in the United States, whereas a naturalization certificate is given to a person who undergoes the naturalization process. The naturalization process involves having a green card, going […]
On Tuesday, August 24, 2021, Congress passed a budget resolution. This includes several potential pathways to legal permanent residency for eligible immigrants. It will go to committees, the final state of the process.
KEY NOTES ON BIDEN’S IMMIGRATION POLICIES President-elect Joe Biden began his first term with a purpose to mark new changes to immigration policy. As of January 21, 2021, a new administration entered the White House with changes in mind. Although these changes will not transform the immigration system overnight, they are steps in a positive […]
Family unification is an important principle governing immigration policy. First, the family-based immigration category allows U.S. citizens and (LPRs) to bring certain family members to the United States. LPR means Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs). Family-based immigrants are admitted either as immediate relatives of U.S. citizens or through the family preference system. Prospective immigrants under the immediate relatives’ […]
U.S. President Biden and Changes to Immigration Laws. First, congratulations to the United States’ newly elected 46th president, Joseph ‘Joe’ R. Biden! On his first day in office, President Biden announced his plans to send a bold immigration bill to Congress in few weeks. This is exciting because the new administration is open to welcoming […]
Does My Immigration Status Matter in Child Support Case? A parent is obligated to financially support his or her child. Whether the parents of a child are married or not, they must support the child. Therefore, your immigration status does not bar (stop) the collection of child support. Undocumented Parent (Status) If the parents of […]
Strict Quotas now to be enforced on Immigration courts, less independence. The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), a part of the Department of Justice (DOJ), has instituted strict quotas as part of immigration judges’ individual performance evaluations. This is a shift that strips away the independence held by judges who are making high stakes […]