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How Does Immigration Reform Pave a Way for Citizenship?

Dec 3, 2014 8:08:09 AM / by Staff Attorney posted in Citizenship

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President Obama's executive orders on immigration, many are hoping, will help pave a path to U.S. citizenship for 11 million undocumented individuals. According to information posted on Whitehouse.gov, the president talked about laying out the steps for these individuals, which includes passing background checks, paying taxes and learning English. The president also made it clear that those who are here illegally must go to "the back of the line," behind everyone who is trying to come here legally. The goal, he said, is to make this a humane yet fair process for all concerned.

Here are some of the highlights of President Obama's proposal:

  • Undocumented immigrants must register, submit biometric data and pass national security and criminal background checks before they become eligible for provisional legal status.
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How to Become a Naturalized U.S. Citizen

Apr 24, 2014 1:35:42 PM / by Staff Attorney posted in Citizenship

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In order to become a naturalized U.S. citizen, you must fulfill a number of requirements set forth in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Becoming a citizen through naturalization can be a lengthy and complicated process. This is why many applicants find it useful and necessary to receive guidance from a U.S. immigration attorney who has a proven track record of helping people obtain citizenship.

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The first step to becoming a citizen is determining if you are eligible for naturalization. You must be:
  • At least 18 years of age;
  • A permanent resident of the United States for at least five years unless you have been living with your U.S.. citizen spouse for the past 33 months which would mean you are now eligible to file;
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Why Do I Need an Immigration Attorney?

Jun 10, 2013 1:55:36 AM / by Staff Attorney posted in Success Stories, Citizenship

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The immigration process can be extremely complex, and unless you are familiar with the intricacies of immigration law, and you have been able to keep up with all the immigration legal changes that have occurred over the years, you may find yourself unable to obtain the immigration status you longed to achieve. You or your family member could face deportation, permanently separated from your loved ones, and sent back to your country of origin, where you may not have lived for years, and where you may even be in danger. In some instances, something as seemingly inconsequential as an incomplete application, an application for the wrong visa status, failing to renew or update your visa status, or any number of factors could put your immigration status and your future at risk. With 15 years experience defending clients' immigration rights and helping them safeguard their opportunity, family and hope, and with more than 75% of our clients coming from referrals or word-of-mouth, you can be confident The Immigration Law Office of Los Angeles, P.C. will be able to provide you with the professional immigration strategy needed to get results.

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Immigration Reform and the Gang of Eight

Jun 3, 2013 1:55:38 AM / by Staff Attorney posted in Citizenship, Deferred Action

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When President Barack Obama addressed the nation, during his 2013 State of the Union speech, he made it extremely clear the economy, and the more than 11 million illegal immigrants currently living and working in the United States, would greatly benefit from a complete immigration overhaul. In fact, he laid out three vital issues he felt must be resolved before true immigration reform could take place: a) improve border security and crack down on businesses who knowingly hire illegal, undocumented workers, b) create a clear path by which the millions of illegal immigrants, who are presently residing in the states, can become legal U.S. citizens, and c) improve overall efficiency on the entire immigration system. To facilitate the overhaul, the President then asked legislators to immediately join forces and create a comprehensive immigration reform bill which could be signed into law.

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After four years of frustration, we make client Canadian citizen in three months

Feb 23, 2012 5:37:31 AM / by Staff Attorney posted in Citizenship

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One of the most unjust aspects of the immigration process in the United States is how difficult it is for even highly educated immigrants to do the simplest thing on their own. It seems like the system was designed so that immigrants would have to hire immigration attorneys. Accordingly, many of my clients got into serious trouble with the immigration law because of simple – – innocent – – mistakes that they made filling out an application or in not responding to a letter from USCIS or ICE.

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Undocumented Alien Marries a US citizen

Mar 31, 2011 6:15:36 AM / by Staff Attorney posted in Marriage Visas, Citizenship

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I used this case as a teaching lesson recently. It’s worth repeating here because of the amount of people who find themselves in this situation.

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Attn Male Immigrants between 18-25 (undocumented or otherwise)

Feb 13, 2011 4:59:47 AM / by Staff Attorney posted in Citizenship

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Selective Service does not collect any information which would indicate whether or not you are undocumented. You want to protect yourself for future U.S. citizenship and other government benefits and programs by registering with Selective Service. Do it today. If you are a man ages 18 through 25 and living in the U.S., then you must register with Selective Service. It’s the law. According to law, a man must register with Selective Service within 30 days of his 18th birthday. Selective Service will accept late registrations but not after a man has reached age 26. You may be denied benefits or a job if you have not registered. You can register at any U.S. Post Office and do not need a social security number. When you do obtain a social security number, let Selective Service know. Provide a copy of your new social security number card; being sure to include your complete name, date of birth, Selective Service registration number, and current mailing address; and mail to the Selective Service System, P.O. Box 94636, Palatine, IL 60094-4636.

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Top Reasons to Become A Citizen Right NOW

Jan 21, 2011 5:51:18 AM / by Staff Attorney posted in Citizenship

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  1. The current Congressional Republican majority seems to have hatred in their hearts for immigrants. No one knows what rights they will try to take away or how much harder or more expensive they will make naturalizing.
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Naturalize and Become a Citizen

Jan 21, 2011 4:12:20 AM / by Staff Attorney posted in Citizenship

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  • Tip #1: Do it early. You need to be at least 18 and have had your green card for 5 years while residing in the U.S. during those 5 years. If you are married to a U.S. citizen, it is only 3 years for these requirements. You can start the process, however, before you hit these marks. Begin you application process three months before either the 3 or 5 year point. This will also demonstrate to the government your true desire to be an American citizen. The longer you wait, the more questions they will have in their mind.
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