While green card holders are entitled to many of the same benefits as a US citizen, there are a number of key differences which separate the permanent resident status from full citizenship. The Rights of Permanent Citizenship Perhaps the most important advantage of obtaining a green card is that it allows you to work, study, […]
In early October, the Trump administration published the terms of a proposed change to the public charge rule which governs eligibility criteria for legal immigrants seeking to gain permanent residence within the United States. According to a statement from current Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, this revised policy aims to ensure that prospective US residents […]
A merit-based Immigration system proposal follows a holistic assessment of applicants’ kills, education, work experience, ties to the United States, competency of the English language, community service, and country of origin. Its goal is that the beneficiary’s entry will substantially benefit prospectively the United States. Read more
In the State of the Union, President Trump said: “It is time to begin moving towards a merit-based immigration system––one that admits people who are skilled, who want to work, who will contribute to our society.” He, thus, favors immigrants with degrees or capital over low-skilled workers. How do you feel about that?
The term “Dreamers” has come to refer to people who were brought to the United States when they were very young and have lived in this country ever since. They grew up here, had all their friends and education in the United States. They have totally assimilated in the American culture; as far as they […]
It is normally argued that immigration promotes social progress and a culture’s constant growth. Immigrants have shared new kinds of food, music, dance, and other cultural customs that have transformed and enriched the American culture. However, others saw immigration as a threat to the American culture and thus necessitating assimilation. Bobby Jindal once said that […]
The Diversity Visa Lottery Program was created by the immigration act of 1990 and signed by president George H.W Bush. The program gave immigration visas to countries with low admission rates to the United States. On the wake of the recent attack in New York City, president Trump noted in a tweet that this attack […]
The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution, Section 1 Passed by Congress June 13, 1866. Ratified July 9, 1868 states that, All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any […]