Being the victim of domestic violence is a terrifying experience for anyone, especially immigrants who lack legal status in the U.S. and endure the everyday hardships of living in this country “illegally.”
Over the past few weeks, news sources and political leaders have reacted to political asylum statistics released by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). There has been some misunderstanding as to the number of “defensive” asylum claims, those that are made at the ports of entry into the United States, versus those applying for asylum who are already living in the country without authorization.
A land trust is a trust arrangement for real estate ownership. Land trusts offer real estate holders the advantages of legal ownership while also providing options to safeguard personal assets.
Amidst all the political wrangling within the current immigration reform bills, there is a push by some American companies to recruit foreign workers and assist them in becoming U.S. citizens.
There has been a lot of excitement since it was announced that the F2A category (family petition green cards) for spouses and children (21 and under) of lawful permanent residents will be current in August of 2013. In the excitement, however, it is a good idea to review the requirements for adjustment of status that are applicable to all immigrants, and then remember that some of them are waived in certain cases but not in others.
Immigration Reform is coming – but it is not yet the law. This June, the Senate passed a bill for comprehensive immigration reform, which is now before the House of Representatives. If it passes there, the President will sign it into law.
A study conducted by the Immigration Policy Center over the course of 10 years reveals that U.S. immigration laws and policies create more barriers toward the legalization process for women than men.
Immigrants to the U.S. could outnumber the amount of people born in the U.S. by 2027. That’s one finding the U.S. Census Bureau published last week in its attempt to help policy makers better understand America’s immigration future.
Some members of Congress caused a stir recently when they suggested the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon – allegedly orchestrated by two immigrants from Russia – should cause lawmakers to slow down their approach to reform U.S. immigration laws.…
If you think new immigration laws and talk of immigration reform will not impact you, you may want to reconsider. South Carolina’s now-stricter laws on employers hiring undocumented workers have led to citations on 323 of the state’s businesses for…