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Homeland Security will monitor social media records of immigrants

Starting on October 18, the digital lives of immigrants living in Florida and across the United States will be monitored even more closely through the expansion of a new policy adopted by the Department of Homeland Security. This new policy, which was published on the Federal Register in mid-September, directs immigration agents to collect certain information on foreigners, specifically what DHS describes as "social media handles" and internet search engine results.

Supreme Court ruling brings equality to nationality law

Florida residents who are seeking to become United States citizens by virtue of being the children of naturalized parents may be interested in a recent ruling. The Supreme Court has ruled that a section of the Immigration and Naturalization Act discriminates on the basis of gender between mothers and fathers.

Legal permanent residence first step to U.S. citizenship

Florida attracts people from all over the world, but obtaining authorization to live or work in the country or pursue citizenship can be extremely challenging. The controversy around President Trump's desire to allow the deportation of young people who grew up in the country without proper documentation has highlighted the hurdles that anyone faces when striving to live in the United States legally.

Expired green cards must be renewed before naturalization

Lawful permanent residents in Florida who wish to become naturalized U.S. citizens must apply for naturalization within six months of their green cards' expiration dates. If they don't, they will need to replace their green cards before they will be allowed to apply.

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