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November 2016 Archives

Deportation cases: Dreamers have concerns following election

For many people around the world, the United States is a symbol of success and a better life. As such, some come into the country -- sometimes without the proper paperwork -- desperate to create a better life for themselves and their children. Even though they fear becoming subjects of deportation cases, they spend years working in Florida and in areas around the country, creating roots and building a life. Unfortunately, some are worried that the number of deportations will increase once President-elect Donald Trump takes office.

Help for those in Florida seeking citizenship

Many people living in Florida and in areas across the country have a dream of being a United States citizen. Many have lived and worked their whole life in the country or had parents or grandparents who were American citizens but often believe -- sometimes mistakenly -- that there is no path that can lead to citizenship for themselves. Fortunately, the attorneys at Weiss, Alden & Polo, P.A. are dedicated to helping helping people become citizens.

How international athletes enter the U.S.

From boxing and mixed martial arts to soccer and hockey, there's no question that many, if not all, of the sporting events that people across the nation love to watch on television, follow over the internet or attend in person have a decidedly international presence, meaning many of the competitors hail from other countries.

SCOTUS to hear oral arguments in case examining birthright citizenship - II

Now that Election Day has come and gone, pundits and scholars alike are busy interpreting the results, and forecasting what it all means on a state and federal level. As fascinating as this is, it's important not to lose sight of other important matters.

SCOTUS to hear oral arguments in case examining birthright citizenship

In the last two posts, our blog examined the various scenarios through which children born outside of the U.S. can secure citizenship via one or both parents. Specifically, last time, we explored what the Immigration and Nationality Act has to say when the mother is a U.S. citizen, but unmarried at the time of the child's birth, and the father is a U.S. citizen, but unmarried at the time of the child's birth.

How children born overseas acquire U.S. citizenship - II

Last time, our blog discussed how more U.S. citizens than ever are now choosing to establish residences abroad for work, school or even personal reasons. We also discussed how many of these U.S. citizens aren't letting their new living arrangements impede their long-term family plans, as many are having children in their adopted homelands.  

How children born overseas acquire U.S. citizenship

Thanks to educational pursuits, employment opportunities and lifestyle portability, more U.S. citizens than ever are able to not just visit foreign nations for prolonged periods, but actually establish residences there. In fact, this new era of global living is doing little to hinder plans for raising a family, as many of these U.S. citizens are becoming proud parents while living abroad.