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SCOTUS: Citizenship can't be revoked for minor misstatements

After a long and busy term, things are now relatively quiet in the halls of the Supreme Court of the United States and will likely remain this way until the start of the next session. From a legal news perspective, this means the nation's high court won't be making headlines any time soon.

DACA program to remain in effect -- for now

It may seem hard to believe but it's been roughly five years since the Obama Administration implemented the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program -- otherwise known as DACA -- which is designed to provide undocumented young people who have lived in the U.S. since childhood with a reprieve from removal.  

How can I lose my green card? -- Abandonment

Earlier this week, our blog discussed how all the advantages extended to a green card holder -- the right to pursue work, legal protection at all levels, permanent residence, etc. -- are granted on a quid pro quo basis. Specifically, in exchange for these advantages, the green card holder is expected to do things like file income taxes, obey all laws and call the U.S. home, or risk the loss of their permanent resident status.

How can I lose my green card? -- Criminal convictions

When an individual secures permanent residence -- meaning they become a green card holder -- it's an understandably joyous occasion. That's because not only are they granted the right to live permanently in the U.S., but they are also extended the right to pursue any legal work of their choosing, and the protection of all federal, state and local laws.

Are all adjustment of status applicants interviewed by USCIS?

There's no question that those individuals seeking an adjustment of status, meaning a change in their immigration status from nonimmigrant or temporary to immigrant or permanent, will find the process challenging. That's because there are arcane regulations to read, detailed petitions to file and, of course, stressful interviews to attend.

How much is the new partial fee waiver for naturalization?

Ask anyone who has gone through the naturalization process about their experience and there's a very good chance that they will tell you that while the end result was rewarding beyond belief, getting there was not without its challenges. Indeed, there's a very good chance that they'll also share how the application fees associated with the process, set by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, were by no means nominal.

When the stakes are high, legal support can be crucial

The immigration system in this country is complex, overwhelming and also one that is regularly at the center of some contentious political debates. Because of this, the process and laws can change quite frequently, which can significantly impact anyone living in the U.S. and those wishing to come to the U.S.

Why do permanent residents want to become US citizens?

Living in the United States as a lawful permanent resident is something that people all across Florida spend months or even years trying to secure. They go through the extensive paperwork, go to the interviews, comply with eligibility requirements and pay the necessary fees to apply to register as a LPR.

What questions will be asked when I apply for a visa?

If you are coming to the U.S. for work, to visit or in the hopes of reconnecting with your family, you have somewhat of a difficult road ahead of you in terms of meeting immigration requirements. The federal government will ultimately decide whether to grant your request for a visa or not only after first considering several factors.

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