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Proposed Legislation to Speed up Green Card Process

Proposed Legislation to Speed up Green Card Process December 21, 2009. By Gordon Gibb.
McAllen, TXUS immigration law is immensely difficult to navigate. It takes years and reams of paperwork to become a permanent resident or to obtain citizenship, a green card or work visa. It takes even longer for married couples or families to be approved.
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Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation August 5, 2009. By Brenda Craig.
Washington, D.C. To a Spanish speaker, a notorio publico and a notorio may read and sound like the same thing, but in fact there is a world of difference. Desperate for help and short on cash, many immigrants confuse the two terms--they think they are getting a low-cost lawyer when in fact they have found their way into the office of a notary public. Unfortunately, some notorios are often only too willing to take advantage of the confusion and will charge significant amounts of money for filling out a few forms, often incorrectly.
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Immigration Green Card: Money Buys You the Front of the Line

Immigration Green Card: Money Buys You the Front of the Line July 26, 2009. By Gordon Gibb.
Milwaukee, WI There are various ways of securing an immigration green card—a prerequisite to live and work in this country. However the citizenship green card can be expensive to obtain, and the wait for citizenship immigration can be a long one.
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Lacking Immigration Green Card is Not a Crime

Lacking Immigration Green Card is Not a Crime January 28, 2009. By Gordon Gibb.
Ashtabula, OH The world-wide interest with regard to the arrival of Barack Obama as America's 44th President demonstrates a renewed interest globally in the US as the land of opportunity. The economic downturn notwithstanding, snagging a piece of that opportunity and the prerequisite immigration green card, isn't that easy. The fact that a citizenship greencard is so hard to obtain drives the level of illegal immigrants who arrive, and live on US soil without a valid immigration greencard.
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Getting a Green Card Takes Green to Do it Right

Getting a Green Card Takes Green to Do it Right October 30, 2008. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC Getting an immigration green card isn't easy. It can take years. It can be expensive. And the need for a citizenship green card by anyone in the citizenship immigration camp is so great, people are willing to do anything to get one.
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US Immigration: An Example of How NOT to Do It

US Immigration: An Example of How NOT to Do It July 30, 2008. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA An illegal US immigration scam reportedly netted the perpetrators $3 million after allegedly coaching asylum seekers in how to effectively lie to immigration officials in an effort to gain entry into the country.
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Mexican President to Visit United States

Mexican President to Visit United States February 11, 2008. By Ginger Gillenwater.
Mexico City Felipe Calderon, the president of Mexico, was scheduled to arrive for a Sunday visit to the United States amid the debate amongst presidential candidates regarding the illegal immigrant situation within the U.S.
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Immigration Laws: One Big INS Mess

Immigration Laws: One Big INS Mess December 4, 2006. By Jane Mundy.
Westchester, NY After a two-year long distance relationship, Nancy and her fiance were finally reunited in the U.S. Immediately upon entering the U.S., her fiance filed for adjustment of status and his green card application was filed in September, 2002. They did everything by the book, followed all the immigration laws. Trouble was, the government didn't.
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Immigration: The Long Wait

Immigration: The Long Wait November 8, 2006. By Jane Mundy.
York, PA Ken Iman married his wife in July, 2005. Little did he know that they would have to live apart for the next 13 months. "You don't realize how few rights you actually have as a U.S. citizen until you marry a foreigner," says Iman.
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