US Citizenship and Residency Requirements

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services can grant citizenship to the applicants who have a Green Card and have completed residency requirements. Although residency requirement is not the only condition to Citizenship, its one of the most important ones. The minimum age to apply individually for citizenship is 18 years old. In each residencyContinue reading “US Citizenship and Residency Requirements”

Why Is It highly Recommended for You to Have Legal Representation?

There have always been obvious legal reasons where one needs to hire an attorney. But these reasons in some legal matters were not as compelling as we have seen it in the most recent years. For example, After September 11, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services changed policies so some applications will beContinue reading “Why Is It highly Recommended for You to Have Legal Representation?”

Obtaining U.S. Citizenship Through Parents

When it comes to obtaining U.S. citizenship through legal family relationships, there are generally two ways: at birth and after birth (but before the age of 18). In order to help those interested in this process, Congress has enacted laws that help clarify the prerequisites to establish birthright citizenship. Laws on birthright citizenship has changedContinue reading “Obtaining U.S. Citizenship Through Parents”

What Happens When You Abandon Your Green Card?

When people become a lawful permanent resident (LPR) or green card holder, these residents will maintain their current status unless they apply for naturalization or they lose/abandon the status. For individuals found guilty of intentionally abandoning their green card status, USCIS warns that the green card status may be taken away. There are several factorsContinue reading “What Happens When You Abandon Your Green Card?”

What is Asylum?

Asylum is a special status often granted to refugees avoiding persecution for various reasons. Beyond politics, governments, and countries, leaders from around the world have established humans’ fundamental right to a life free from persecution. Respecting this human right, countries such as the United States have upheld the practice of granting asylum (or a placeContinue reading “What is Asylum?”

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Ramona Kennedy (Attorney) received her Jurisprudence Doctorate(Doctorate in law) in America. Ramona Kennedy is a licensed Attorney in California (USA) and a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Ms. Kennedy's areas of practice are US Immigration law, US federal Laws and California State Laws. This is an immigration law blog. It is not intended to be used as legal advise. For further information please contact the law offices of Attorney Ramona Kennedy.