Applicants for citizenship must meet several including residency requirements. Applicants usually must live in the US for five continuous years before they can apply for citizenship. Qualified spouses must live in the US for at least three continuous years. Continuous residence means that the applicant stayed in the country. Applicants who leave the country during…

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Applicants for a US immigration visa may be required to attend a formal interview, usually in their homeland at a US Embassy or Consulate. The applicant and the applicant’s lawyer should be sent letters or emails from the National Visa Center (NVC) about the time and place for the interview along the with need to…

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There are many different types of visas that foreigners can seek to enter the United States for a short term or permanently. Each type of visa has its own set of requirements. The main types of immigration visas that Tennessee residents seek for relatives are immediate relative visas and family sponsored visas. Immigrant visas available…

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The fiancé(e) K-1 nonimmigrant visa is an authorized way for a U.S. Citizen to bring a fiancé into the country, so the couple can be married. The marriage must take place within 90 days of the day the fiancé entering the United States. The visa is the legal document necessary to allow the fiancé’s entry…

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The immigration concerns for undocumented immigrants are now extending to sponsors for undocumented children. According to Vice News, Matthew Albence, an official for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), stated recently that there is a new joint memo between ICE and the US Department of Health and Human Services. That memo is an agreement, backed…

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According to the American Immigration Council, non-citizens who are either discovered by, or appear before, a U.S. official “at a port of entry or near the border can be deported quickly in an ‘expedited removal’ process.” The United States is required to comply with domestic and international laws which gives asylum seekers the right to…

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Recently, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the mandatory deportation of immigrants who commit certain “crimes of violence” was unconstitutionally vague, and therefore that provision of the law was invalid. The Court’s 5-4 decision on Sessions v. Dimaya will almost certainly affect how deportation proceedings move forward in certain cases. At least…

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President Trump has substantially expanded the leeway federal immigration officers have to aggressively enforce the country’s immigration laws. The Obama administration deported some 2.7 million people over an eight-year period, but then the focus was on recent immigrants detained at the border and undocumented individuals who were convicted of serious crimes. The previous administration generally…

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Undocumented workers encounter numerous challenges on a day-to-day basis. Many times they face the fear of losing their livelihood and worse – separation from their families. The difficult process of not knowing what to do in the face of potential detection by immigration authorities hangs over their heads. Understand, even if you are not a…

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Now, President Trump appoints the Secretary of Homeland Security, the U.S. government department over Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS), Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP). During the 2016 presidential election campaign, then-candidate Trump uttered harsh words about immigration and immigrants. When he became President, he has followed through on his…

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