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July 2017 Archives

Immigration law: Obtaining green card a complex process

Living in New York as an immigrant while lacking the proper paperwork can understandably be unsettling. This is especially true in the current political environment, where there is a push for restrictive enforcement of immigration law. However, it is possible for immigrants to obtain legal permanent resident status, otherwise known as a green card.

Immigration law enforcement may threaten drivers without papers

In New York today, moving cars have become easy targets for immigration officials. With the current presidential administration, efforts are being made to aggressively enforce immigration law. As a result, broken headlights or failure to wear seatbelts -- minor traffic violations -- may have life-changing consequences for immigrants without the proper paperwork.

Research shows immigration law offers benefits in United States

Whether immigration hurts or helps the United States remains a touchy topic in New York and other parts of the country. This question yields different answers according to American citizens' various political positions and attitudes toward immigration law. However, research shows that the overall benefits of immigration mostly outweigh its costs.

Thousands become U.S. citizens under immigration law this July 4

The Fourth of July is a day when many foreigners declare their allegiance to the United States in an effort to become U.S. citizens. In fact, about 15,000 people were expected to be sworn in as citizens this past Independence Day. However, what has changed over the years is where immigrants come from, the roles they play in the United States, including in New York, and how they are treated under the country's immigration law.

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