Can You Get a US Visa by Investing in Philadelphia Real Estate?

Becoming a lawful permanent resident of the United States is possible with an EB-5 investment visa. Yet you can’t just buy yourself a house in Philadelphia (or any other city in the United States) and expect to meet the requirements. Your single-family residence wouldn’t count at all. Instead, you must directly or indirectly invest $900,000…

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How Does Aging Out of a Green Card Work?

More than 10,000 people age out of green cards each year. The issue is becoming so major that many tech companies are urging the Department of Homeland Security to revise aging out policies. More than 200,000 children grow up in the United States on parent visas, without having visas of their own.  If your child…

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Will Having an Abortion Stop You from Immigrating to the United States?

Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization recently overturned Roe v. Wade. Thanks to “trigger laws,” abortion became illegal in multiple states. It remains legal here in Pennsylvania, but that status could change.  The abortion issue recently made immigration news when US border officials asked an Australian tourist if she’d ever had an abortion. She was…

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What is the Child Citizenship Act?

The Child Citizenship Act passed in the year 2000. If you have a child or adopted child of a U.S. citizen parent by birth or naturalization the child may be able to automatically acquire citizenship when entering the United States as a lawful permanent resident as long as they meet the following requirements: The child…

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Immigration to the US, for Nurses

The United States has been suffering from a nursing shortage for decades. The shortage certainly hasn’t gotten any better in the wake of the Covid 19 pandemic, which has led to widespread burnout. Many nurses are quitting. In fact, 33% of nurses surveyed in 2022 intend to quit their job by the end of the…

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How Does Naturalization Through Military Service Work?

Hoping to become a United States citizen through military service?  It’s a viable pathway, but it’s not as simple as signing up for your chosen branch of the armed forces. There are still eligibility requirements you’ll have to meet and steps you’ll have to take in order to successfully complete the process.  Here’s what you…

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How to Sponsor a Family from Ukraine

The Uniting for Ukraine program allows Ukrainians to remain in the United States with the help of a sponsor. They will be here under humanitarian parole, which allows them to enter the United States and remain. They can also apply for an Employment Authorization document. Humanitarian parole offers no direct path to a green card,…

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DHS Announces Expansion of Citizenship and Integration Grant Program

Every year, the Citizenship and Integration Grant program provides money to community programs designed to help people prepare for citizenship. In the past, the program has provided $10 million in grants. Recently, DHS announced they would increase the funding to $20 million.  The program offers four types of grants.  Citizenship Instruction and Naturalization Application Services…

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Supreme Court Strikes Down MPP

The MPP, or Migrant Protection Protocols, was a Trump-era policy that required migrants to “wait in Mexico” while applying for asylum in the United States. This forced asylum-seekers to weather violence and privation in dangerous border towns while their immigration cases crawled through the system. When this policy was in effect, Homeland Security claimed they…

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What is a Dual Intent Visa

Life changes. You might well come to the United States on a temporary visa only to decide that you’d like to adjust your status later. Yet coming to the United States with “dual intent” can create legal complications. For the most part, when USCIS issues a temporary visa they do so on the grounds that…

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