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Why Bother Becoming a Citizen? Or, What’s in it for Me? (Part 1 of 2)

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What’s Status Got to Do with Anything?

It is incumbent on all nonimmigrants to “maintain continuously a lawful status.” There are negative consequences to failure to do so.

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It’s All Relative: Pitfalls of Perm Labor Certifications for Family

It can be difficult for a U.S. Citizen or a Lawful Permanent Resident (“LPR” – commonly known as a “Green Card” Holder) to help a relative immigrate to the United States.

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“Equitable Tolling” Saves Immigrant Worker Petition

Our office last year helped a colleague save an I-140 Immigrant Worker Petition that was rejected by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) because it had been received too late.

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Why Bother Becoming a Citizen? Or, What’s in it for Me? (Part 2 of 2)

In Part 1 of this blog post, we explored 5 reasons why a Green Card holder should seriously consider becoming a U.S. Citizen, in addition to the right to vote in elections (and despite the necessity of having to perform jury duty, which is not required of or possible for Green Card holders).

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Should Your U.S. Citizen Child Get “Certified”? Or, Why Spend the Money for a Certificate of Citizenship?

As many people know, a child who is in the U.S. as a Lawful Permanent Resident (“LPR,” or colloquially “Green Card”), can automatically become a U.S. Citizen, without any further application or action, under the Child Citizenship Act (codified at Sections 320 and 322 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (“INA”)).

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