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Dispelling Myths About Citizenship

Immigrating to the United States involves different steps, including an entry visa, a work visa, a green card (lawful permanent resident — LPR — status), and ultimately citizenship.

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Understanding Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers

If you’re an immigrant in the United States and you do not qualify for a Social Security number (SSN) but need to pay taxes, you can apply for what is known as an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

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Ineffective Representation Can Have Serious Consequences

The Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees persons being criminally prosecuted to a “speedy and public trial'' and to “the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.” Accordingly, those charged with crimes in the United States are offered representation by a public defender.

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Are There Alternatives to Going to Jail?

If you’ve recently been arrested, you’re probably concerned about what kind of penalties you might be facing. Perhaps the biggest question looming over you is whether you’ll have to go to jail.

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Request for Evidence & Notice of Intent to Deny

Your U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident relative has filed Form I-130 (Petition for Alien Relative) so you can obtain lawful permanent resident (LPR) status. In response, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services issues a Request for Further Evidence (RFE), or more alarmingly, a Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID).

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How a Criminal Record Affects Residency & Citizenship Applications

According to statistics from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), there were about 830,560 citizenship applications in 2019. Becoming a citizen of the United States is an important milestone in the life of any immigrant residing in the country.

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Immigration Arrest: What Should You Do?

As you may or may not know, an undocumented immigrant or a non-U.S citizen suspected of visa violations, illegal entry, or unauthorized arrival into the country may be arrested and detained by the U.S. immigration authorities at any time.

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