People who come to Miami, anywhere throughout Florida or the entire U.S. and are seeking naturalization might be intimidated by all the various rules that have to be followed in completing the task. While these rules are in place to provide a level playing field for those who choose to apply for naturalization, there are also exceptions and accommodations that are available to certain people. If an applicant meets the criteria, it is possible to receive these.
There are a lot of good reasons for an immigrant to become a U.S. citizen. These include the ability to sponsor family members for permanent residency, the ability to travel outside the U.S. for longer periods of time and the ability to receive federal financial aid for college. Today, for many immigrants in Miami, these reasons take second place to more urgent need -- the right to vote.
For immigrants in the Miami area who are embarking on the road to citizenship, the application process can seem complex and intimidating. There are some issues that can jeopardize one's chances of attaining citizenship. It is useful to know what these potential obstacles are, so that one can develop a legal strategy to overcome them if necessary.
Over the recent Presidents' Day weekend, more than 150 people became American citizens at a ceremony in a Miami auditorium. The new citizens had come to the U.S. from 27 different nations -- the largest group was from Cuba. The ceremony was one of many throughout the U.S. conducted to mark the holiday.
One of the most important steps in the naturalization process is the interview with a representative of the Bureau of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. It is critical to be as prepared as possible for this meeting. In this post we'll run through a few things an applicant should and shouldn't do during the interview.
Immigrating to the United States is a lifelong dream for many people from countries without the opportunities available in our nation. Other times, visitors become so taken with the allure of life in America that they simply decide to stay, if possible. Our country is built upon a strong foundation of immigration; it is how so many of our families came to be here in the first place. While America still remains open to immigrants, the process is often quite a bit more difficult than people interested in relocating expect.
"A Guide to Naturalization" needs to be read before anyone starts the naturalization process. It answers a lot of the common questions that people have about the process.
Immigration is one of the more contentious and political subjects in the U.S. People form hard and fast opinions about this issue based on their own experiences and changing minds can be an extraordinarily difficult task. Changing the laws is even more difficult.
The topic of immigration has long been a contentious one in the U.S. Despite the fact that this country was built on the idea that it should be a place for "huddled masses yearning to breathe free," immigration continues to be a thorny, complicated issue. Too many people see the issue as a black-and-white one: people are either citizens or living here unlawfully.
A foreign-born individual who would like to come to Florida in order to marry a U.S. citizen may be able to qualify for a fiancé visa. Before a fiancé visa can be issued, the foreign person's fiancé must file Form I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiancé. Once the petition is approved, the foreign fiancé will receive a K-1 nonimmigrant visa so that they can enter the United States.