Immigration, immigration, immigration…you’d think the human species, with over 7 billion souls, would be accustomed to folks moving around! It’s only been happening for hundreds of generations and helped shape our global society! Yet here we are and immigration is…
In June of 2012, USCIS announced the new law for deferring action for certain childhood arrivals and issuing them work permits for a period of two years. Learn more about DACA renewals here.
The Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) amended the Immigration Nationality Act (INA) by changing who qualifies as a child for purposes of immigrant. This allows certain beneficiaries to retain classification as a “child,” even if he or she has reached the age of 21.
U.S. employers use the H-1B classification to obtain authorization to employ foreign professional workers. The position offered must be in a specialty occupation. The H-1B visa is also used by aliens who are coming to the U.S. to perform services as a fashion model.
The Debate on Immigration Reform: Legal Status Verses Path to Citizenship
If you have been keeping up with the news on immigration reform, you must have heard the terms “legal status” and “path to citizenship.” You may have wondered what the fundamental differences between the two are and how these will affect immigrants. Below are some explanations that may bring some clarity upon the differences.
Immigration reform will continue to be debated in 2014 as it was last year. Here are three reasons why some of these bills could actually become law.
In spring of 2013, a group of senators drafted Senate Immigration Bill S.744. This important bill addresses all aspects of the immigration process from border and enforcement issues to legal immigration reforms. A Guide to S.744: Understanding the 2013 Senate Immigration Bill, Immigration Policy Center (July 10, 2013).
The Definition of the Institution of Marriage has officially been changed. In June of 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to strike down a provision of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional which stated the definition of marriage is between a man and a woman for the purpose of receiving federal benefits.
Issues of inadmissibility can render a foreign national ineligible for a visa or a green card or even make him/her ineligible to become a Naturalized U.S. citizen.