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December 2017 Archives

Fear may be new reason to seek US citizenship for some immigrants

Wanting to become a United States citizen is the goal of many individuals. However, obtaining citizenship is not an easy process, and many people may find themselves intimidated by just the idea of starting the process. Luckily, obtaining this status is not impossible, and with the right attitude and assistance, many parties living in California could achieve their goals.

Journalist seeks asylum while facing possible deportation

Being in a dangerous situation can often result in individuals wanting to have a safe place to stay. For immigrants, the idea of being deported back to their countries of origin could fill them with fear due to the actions they could face upon their returns. As a result, many people hope to gain asylum in the United States to avoid negative outcomes.

Which temporary employment visa is right for me?

Traveling to another country for work can be a huge commitment. You may be preparing to tackle culture clash, different time zones from loved ones and adjusting to an unfamiliar location. In addition, you will have to navigate the complexities of obtaining a work visa.

What to do when Temporary Protected Status ends

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is granted to undocumented immigrants when war, natural disaster or other “extraordinary” conditions temporarily make return to their native country unsafe. In 2010, TPS was granted to citizens of Haiti after a 7.0 Mw earthquake brought catastrophe to the island.

Interviews now required for employment-based adjustment of status

Many individuals come to the United States in hopes of finding work. It is not unusual for parties to gain entry to the country due to obtaining a work visa or through other employment immigration means. This process can often help individuals improve their lives and opportunities, and they may even wish to seek an adjustment of status in hopes of obtaining a green card.

Trump administration starts evaluating border wall prototypes

The Trump administration is moving forward with its efforts to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. President Donald Trump has long vowed to build a border wall as part of his goal to stop undocumented immigrants from entering the country illegally. Newsweek reports that the next step has been taken as U.S. Customs and Border Protection is testing prototypes of the wall in San Diego.

Government could shut down over U.S. immigration law reform

Immigration can often be considered a touchy subject for many California residents. Some individuals may believe that restrictions should be less strict, and others may think that even more stipulations must be placed on parties coming into the country. Because U.S. immigration law has been a hot topic as of late, many parties may be interested in a potential government shutdown in relation to immigration reform.

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