Immigration

Criminal convictions and immigration

If you live in the United States but are not a citizen or permanent resident, criminal convictions could impact your immigration status. In addition, charges may carry driver's license suspension, fines, community service and even prison time. Review the offenses that...

What is a naturalization eligibility worksheet?

The road to becoming a U.S. citizen may provide you with unique learning opportunities. Working through the process efficiently and with maximum success requires you to practice vigilance in completing each step with thorough attention to detail.  The purpose of...

Skilled worker visas in question

Residents in North Carolina and around the country have been highly aware of the changes that have been taking place over the last few years regarding immigration. From the proposed end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act to the push to build a wall...

DACA recipient information not properly protected

The United States is a nation that was essentially built on immigration. It was immigrants first from countries in Western Europe that established the republic in the eighteenth century. Through the first part of the 1900s, the wave of immigration from Italy, Ireland...

Do travel bans help with immigration issues?

President Trump has had a hard stance on immigration reform since beginning his presidency, so it is no surprise that his travel ban is something he maintains and works on continuously. Part of his immigration reform is putting travel bans into place. These bans...

White House proposes collecting DNA from immigrants

A policy change proposed by the Trump administration would allow U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to collect DNA samples from immigrants taken into custody in North Carolina and around the country. The proposed policy change was announced by a White House...

USCIS denying more skilled worker visas

The rate of denials for H1-B visas has been on the rise since the beginning of the Trump administration. The number of denials rose to 32% during the first quarter of the 2019 fiscal year from just 6% during the 2015 fiscal year. North Carolina employers that are...

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