How do you prove to immigrantion and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials that your marriage to a United States citizen is valid and not just for the green card?
The U.S. Diversity Immigrant Visa (DV) lottery grants immigrant visas to 50,000 people from countries with historically low rates of immigrantion to the U.S. This year, two applicants from Iran and two from Yemen were among the randomly selected winners of that lottery, which was supposed to allow them and their families to move to the U.S. and become lawful permanent residents.
Moving to the United States is the dream of millions of people across the globe. They come to the country to find work, safety, and a better life for their family. They do their best to reunite with their family as much as possible, which is where marriage-based visas come into play.
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, often called DACA, started under former President Barack Obama. On Tuesday, Sept. 5, the new administration announced that the program would end.
A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has just been hearing oral arguments regarding the scope and applicability of President Trump's ban on travel to the U.S. from six predominantly Muslim nations. In July, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the ban could not be applied to anyone with "a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States."
The process of entering the United States can be complicated which may lead to many questions and concerns about the process. In general, to enter the United States as a citizen of a foreign country, the noncitizen must either obtain a nonimmigrant visa for a temporary stay in the U.S. or an immigrant visa if the noncitizen is seeking permanent residence in the United States.
It is not unusual for U.S. citizens who reside in San Diego to meet someone from another country, get engaged and decide that they want to live together in the U.S. However, there are frequently questions about how to get a visa for a fiancé(e), especially in today's difficult and fluid political climate. There are certain requirements to bright a fiancé or fiancée into the U.S. legally and it is imperative to adhere to them.
San Diego is a city with a heavy military population and many people who are deployed or stationed overseas for a time. In many instances, people who are deployed overseas will decide to marry a foreign national. A concern for these military members is the ability to get naturalization for their spouse in an expedited manner. Understanding the criteria for this to take place is key.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reported recently on a pair of parallel immigrantion trends on the rise. As more and more immigrant children are arrested at the U.S. border, the number of minors granted legal immigrantion status under the Special Immigrant Juvenile program is also climbing.
She is a grandmother and she is the backbone of the family, her daughter says. She's also a hard worker who loves to sing and dance with her granddaughters. She is also an unauthorized immigrant, according to a recent report by the San Diego Union Tribune.