Month: August 2013

How to Protect Your Social Security Number From Scammers?

Identity theft is a crime and it has always been a problem. Earlier, people disclosed their Social Security numbers (SSN) to anyone who asked for it, without a second thought. Scammers took advantage of that and many were victimized. Due to this problem, the government of the United States established the Identity Theft Task Force …

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Activists Urge Lawmakers to Alter Their Stance on Immigration

The House will decide on the fate of immigration, after the US Congress returns from the August recess. The most contentious part of immigration reform is the path to US citizenship for the country’s undocumented immigrants. Several activists met in California and urged the Republican Congressman Kevin McCarthy to change his position on immigration reform. …

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US Citizenship and Immigration Services: Overview

US Citizenship and Immigration services a component of the US Department of Homeland Security deals with services related to immigration and is responsible for overseeing lawful immigration into the country. This agency offers immigration and citizenship benefits to its customers. The goal of the USCIS is to strengthen the security of the country’s immigration system. Flexible immigration policies are …

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Parents of US Citizen Children will not be Deported

President Obama has now issued a new policy and has instructed the law enforcement authorities not to deport the undocumented parents of minor children. A nine-page memorandum was issued in the last week and it requires the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to avoid deporting parents of minor children and to use prosecutorial discretion. Even if …

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Green Card Holders do not Want to Naturalize

Many Green Card holders in America choose to remain in the country as permanent residents though they are eligible for US citizenship. Many say that they are not interested in becoming US citizens. At the same time, there are several undocumented immigrants living in the country who now want the country to grant them US citizenship. …

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Secret Program Prevents Muslims from Gaining US Citizenship

A secret program of the US government that prevents Muslims from obtaining US citizenship, was discovered by the ACLU. Applications for citizenship filed by Muslims are put on hold for several years by a national security program known as Controlled Application Review and Resolution Program [CARRP]. The aim of CAARP is to prevent people who pose …

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Immigration Bill Would Create Almost 6 Million Jobs

Immigration reform is now the hot topic at town hall meetings. Immigration activists are trying to convince their lawmakers and urging them to pass immigration reform. They say that this reform will benefit the whole country and not only the undocumented immigrants. According to the American Action Network, the immigration bill of the Gang of …

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K-1 Fiancé(e) Visas for the Fiancé(e)s of US Citizens

Same sex spouses of US citizens and Green Card holders are now eligible for immigration benefits. US citizens can get their spouses and fiancé(e)s visas and bring them to the United States. Similar to the other US citizens who bring their heterosexual fiancé(e)s to the United States and get married to them here, US citizens can …

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DREAMers Push for Immigration Reform in America

Young undocumented immigrants, the DREAMers, are now urging the US Congress to pass immigration reform. The young undocumented immigrants in the United States who were brought to the country as children are known as DREAMers. United States is home for most of them. They now want the country to pass immigration reform and grant them …

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Reasons Why US Citizens Abroad Renounce Citizenship

According to the Internal Revenue Service, around 1,800 people have given up US citizenship during the fist half of this year. This is more than the number of people who renounced US citizenship, in the year 2012. In 2012, 1,000 people gave up citizenship. Many give up their citizenship to avoid paying taxes. Wealthy Americans and US …

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