Why apply for U.S. citizenship?

Gaining U.S. citizenship and the ability to remain in the U.S. is a very present and real concern for foreign nationals.  What is the difference between “naturalization” and “permanent residence”?  Most U.S. born nationals confuse naturalization with U.S. permanent residence.  Naturalization is the pro...

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USCIS Issues Policy Guidance for Clarification Regarding Violations of Federal Controlled Substance Law Apr19

USCIS Issues Policy Guidance for Clarification Regarding Violations of Federal Controlled Substance Law

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued providing clarification that violations of federal controlled substance law are generally a bar to establishing good moral character for naturalization, regardless of whether or not it would not be an offense under state laws. As an example, the policy guidanc...

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Filing Subsequent L-1 Petitions for Canadian Applicants at Ports of Entry Apr26

Filing Subsequent L-1 Petitions for Canadian Applicants at Ports of Entry

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is reporting that there may be adjudication policy changes related to L-1 petitions at several ports of entry (POEs) along the international border between the U.S. and Canada. According to AILA, there are reports that United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers ar...

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Customs and Border Protection Expands Restriction of L-1 Renewals for Canadians at Border May03

Customs and Border Protection Expands Restriction of L-1 Renewals for Canadians at Border

The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has reportedly expanded its restriction of L-1 renewal applications for Canadian nationals at the border. This new policy is now being implemented at nearly all U.S.-Canada ports of entry (POEs) and Canadian airport pre-flight inspection sites. Prior regulations and practice ha...

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