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Jul 24, 2017

Senate Introduces Pathway to Citizenship for Dreamers, Potentially Altering a Generation

This week, the United States Senate introduced the Dream Act of 2017, a bipartisan bill, sponsored by Democrat Dick Durbin of Illinois and Republican Lindsay Graham of South Carolina, to create a pathway to citizenship for young people in America without lawful status.… Read More

Jul 05, 2017

Venezuelan Asylum Applicants in the United States Double Amid Venezuela’s Political and Economic Chaos

Venezuela’s ongoing political turmoil and near economic collapse have caused thousands of Venezuelans to flee to the United States to seek asylum protection.  United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reported that in the first three months of 2017, 8,301 Venezuelans sought asylum protection in the United States, compared to 3,507 asylum applicants in the same three months of 2016.  Based on those numbered, USCIS projects that this year’s applications will surpass last year’s 18,155 requests, when Venezuela surpassed China as the country with the most US asylum applicants.… Read More

Feb 19, 2016

Man Convicted of Illegally Obtaining Citizenship Through Marriage Fraud

A Columbus, Ohio man was recently convicted of unlawful procurement of citizenship or naturalization, a crime that carries a penalty of up to 15 years in prison. The guilty verdict was handed down after a joint investigation by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Homeland Security Investigations, which revealed that the man committed marriage fraud in order to become a naturalized U.S.… Read More

Jan 21, 2012

United States Citizenship & Immigration Service

United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) extends TPS Status for Eligible National of El Salvador

Defense Attorney Raymond Lahoud announced this week that the Department of Homeland Security has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to eligible nationals of El Salvador. Lahoud, an associate at Baurkot & Baurkot’s Pennsylvania Office, stated “that DHS has made a good decision in extending TPS for eligible Salvadorians for an additional eighteen (18) months, beginning March 10, 2012, and ending September 9, 2013.”

Using the powers as the Secretary of Homeland Security, Secretary Janet Napolitano, ordered the extension, but required current Salvadoran TPS beneficiaries seeking to extend their TPS status to re-register during the sixty-day re-registration period that runs through March 12, 2012.… Read More

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