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Deportable Crimes for Non-Citizens
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Deportable Crimes for Non-Citizens

Deportable Crimes for Non-Citizens When you are a US citizen, then being found guilty of violating the penal code will result in criminal penalties. However, no one would kick you out of the country. This is not true for immigrants. If immigrants commit certain crimes, they can face possible removal…

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Immigration Detention Process
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Immigration Detention Process

Immigration Detention Process In the US, non-citizens can be arrested for various reasons and placed in detention. The detention of immigrants in the US is different from being arrested and simply going to any holding facility. The process prior to and after detention is different as well. Many people who…

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Naturalization Test
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Naturalization Test

Naturalization Test The process of becoming a US citizen can be arduous for many. Among the requirements is passing a naturalization test. The test contains two parts – one for assessing the applicant’s English competency and another for their knowledge of the US government and history. This article will provide…

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What is a Points-Based Immigration System?
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What is a Points-Based Immigration System?

What is a Points-Based Immigration System? Among the discussions regarding immigration systems in the US, President Trump has often spoken of the benefits of a points-based system. While the entirety of the US immigration system has not been overhauled in favor of a points-based one, it is helpful to understand…

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Immigrants Must Have Proof of Health Insurance
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Immigrants Must Have Proof of Health Insurance

Immigrants Must Have Proof of Health Insurance In line with President Trump’s restrictive stance on immigration, the federal administration issued a new presidential proclamation. This new rule would ban the entry of new immigrant applicants if they do not have proof of health insurance in the US. Issued only a…

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Child Status Protection Act
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Child Status Protection Act

Child Status Protection Act In the US immigration system, unmarried children who are under 21 years old can apply for permanent residence. While there are other eligibility criteria, the age component is an important aspect. However, due to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services’ backlog, many applicants would no longer…

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What is Expedited Removal
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What is Expedited Removal

What is Expedited Removal In the US, those who are not citizens can be deported if the situation legally warrants it, and cases require court hearings. However, another process allows for the immigrant to be removed quickly without a hearing. This process is called expedited removal and has been in…

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Court Action Against Trump Administration Rules
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Court Action Against Trump Administration Rules

Court Action Against Trump Administration Rules Over the past couple of months, President Trump’s administration has introduced several new rules regarding immigration, with most of them proving controversial. The administration’s measures addressed the detention, adjustment of status, and expedited removal of undocumented immigrants. Once the rules were announced, many states filed…

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Board of Immigration Appeals
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Board of Immigration Appeals

Board of Immigration Appeals In the US, not all matters related to immigration require court time. In most cases, you have to fill out forms and file the correct documentation, which can itself be a lengthy task. However, if the decision for an application comes back negative and the applicant…

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Appealing an Immigration Decision
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Appealing an Immigration Decision

Appealing an Immigration Decision The decision to immigrate or change residency status are lifechanging choices and, for some, these choices can result in improved living conditions, if not a safer life. On the other hand, facing possible removal from a country can be just momentous, as removals can result in…

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What is an Immigration Detainer?
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What is an Immigration Detainer?

What is an Immigration Detainer? In many circumstances, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) does not know the location of a migrant they are looking to place into the deportation system. However, if a person who can be deported from US soil enters the jail or prison system, their name…

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Right to Counsel? Not in Immigration Court
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Right to Counsel? Not in Immigration Court

Right to Counsel? Not in Immigration Court You do not have to be immersed in the legal profession to know that legal representation is a right in US criminal courts. Simply watching a courtroom drama on TV will expose you to the concept of right to counsel: everyone has the…

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