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Immigration

Moving from one country to another involves meeting certain requirements and obtaining the proper permissions. This category is for questions related to these requirements and processes.

Asked in Immigration, Mexico

Why do Mexicans illegally cross the US-Mexican border?

Like most modern Americans (unless you are a Native American), they leave their home country for economic, religious or political reasons. In the case of Mexicans (and nowadays, more and more Central Americans), they are attracted to the "American dream": while, on average, a U.S. worker earns a wage of US$58,714, the average Mexican worker earns only US$14,867. In addition, many of them flee their home countries due to increasing drug violence in Mexico and the Northern Triangle (Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras)....
Asked in History, Politics & Society, History of the United States, Immigration

How did the Nativists feel about immigrants?

In scholarly studies "nativism" is a standard technical term. However, in public political discourse "nativist" is a term of opprobrium usually used by the opposition, and rarely by nativists themselves (they call themselves "patriots."). Anti-immigration is a more neutral term that may be used to characterize opponents of immigration. Other words: They were completely and totally against it. ...
Asked in Job Interviews, Citizenship and Marriage, Immigration, Education

Does anyone have a list of questions asked during the greencard interview for marriage?

Some questions that may be asked are: Name and address. Name and Date of Birth of Spouse. When and where did you meet your spouse? Describe this 1st meeting. Did you make arrangements to meet again? Did you exchange phone numbers? When did you meet next? Where were you living at the time? Where was your spouse living? When did you decide to get married? Where were you at the time? Did you live together before marriage? When and where did you get married? How did you and...
Asked in Immigration, Passport Requirements, Human Rights, Visas - Document

What countries that Angolan passport holder enter visa free?

43 countries... read here.... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angolan_passport ...
Asked in Citizenship and Marriage, Immigration, Canada

Is it difficult for US citizens to relocate and seek employment in Canada?

American Immigrants to Canada This info is from the citizenship and immigration Canada website. If you want to be a permanent resident, there's a point system where you have to score high enough. Having a college education is a lot of points; grad school is more. There are points for speaking English and French. There are also points for having job skills, and a chart tells you what skills are worth how many points. There's also a skilled worker program where you can...
Asked in Citizenship and Marriage, Immigration

How does immigration affect society in the us?

before you get this conclusion, you should know what made the USA, the history of American immigration. ...
Asked in Immigration, Credit Reports, Facebook, English Spelling and Pronunciation

If your name is misspelled on your I-797 form who do you approach to have it fixed?

Simply contact the immigration office where the I-797 come from and they will fix it. ...
Asked in Immigration

How do you find your alien registration number?

Not every non-citizen is issued an A-number, or Alien Registration number. The number issued to international students on Employment Authorization Documents was traditionally an alternate 9 digit number which was reserved just for students who acquired temporary work authorization. Any person who has received an immigrant visa, or been placed into removal proceedings, or more recently has been the beneficiary of an immigrant visa petition or certain specialized work visas get an A-number assigned to them. For Lawful Permanent Residents, the number is clearly...
Asked in Immigration

How can you have an illegal immigrant deported from the US?

No. YOU cannot have anyone deported. Only Immigration and Customs Enforcement can do so. Presently ICE is only focusing on crime-related deportations (since many "illegal" immigrants entered the country legally and were properly inspected but either had visas expire due to a variety of reasons some of which even include errors and oversights at DHS and USCIS (and its predecessor, INS) and is not pursuing otherwise law-abiding (and in most cases tax-paying) immigrants who have fallen out of status. You can, of course, report...
Asked in Divorce and Marriage Law, Emancipation and Ages for Moving Out, Citizenship and Marriage, Immigration

What are the legal requirements to marry a US citizen for a foreign person in the US on a visa permit?

Marriage requirements are the same for all people. Immigration status has no bearing on your right to marry. As long as you are not currently married and are over 18 years old, you should be able to obtain a marriage license. If you are not in the United States and you want to come to marry an American, than you will need to apply for a fiancee visa. Note however, that if you want to apply for a green card through marriage...
Asked in Immigration, Russia, Passport Requirements, Visas - Document

What countries are Russians visa free to?

the countries that are visa free for Russians are belaruse, Thailand, Brazil, Venezuela, and china (but has to be a group of minimum 5 persons) and plus the former USSR countries. hope that helps ...
Asked in Citizenship and Marriage, Immigration, Green Cards

How long does a Chinese citizen with US green card have to be in the US per year?

If he wants to KEEP a green card, he must live in the U.S. 6 months out of every year, although extensions are possible (such extensions are granted at the discretion of USCIS, you do NOT have a right to an extension) Another answer On the USCIS website, under "International Travel as a Permanent Resident," it says essentially: The rule of thumb is that if you are out of the country for over than a year, they may question whether you intended to...
Asked in Citizenship and Marriage, Law & Legal Issues, Immigration

Can non US citizen be buried in the US?

Within limits yes; the body must undergo testing to ensure that it carries no communicable diseases. ...
Asked in Immigration, Switzerland, Passport Requirements, Visas - Document, Zurich

Do you need a visa to visit Zurich?

This depends on what your nationality is. Best thing is to check with the Swiss Embassy in whatever country you live in. ...
Asked in Immigration, Income Taxes, Retirement Planning, Social Security

What is the normal wage for an adult working in a kitchen in a hospital with a social security number?

In the US the federal Minimum Wage FOR 2010 IS 7.25 PER HOUR. SOME states do have different minimum wage amounts above the Federal minimum wage amount of 7.25. Today July 22 2010. Go to the LABORLAWCENTER com website ...
Asked in Immigration, Canada, Portugal, Passport Requirements, Visas - Document

Is Portugal a visa free country for Canadians?

A Canadian Passport is required for Canadians intending to visit Portugal. The passport must be valid for at least three months beyond the date of your expected departure from the country. Tourist Visa: Not required (for stays less than 90 days in the Schengen Area) Business Visa: Not required (for stays less than 90 days in the Schengen Area) Student Visa: Required ...
Asked in Immigration

What does a permanent resident card expiry date mean?

I think you are refering to green card. You need to renew, here's how: The Application Form The only way to renew your expiring Green Card is to file Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card. In the meantime, if you need confirmation of your status so that you can work or travel, you can make an appointment with your local USCIS field office through Infopass to get a temporary I-551 stamp on your passport until your new card arrives. This temporary...
Asked in Divorce and Marriage Law, Citizenship and Marriage, Immigration

Can a US citizen legally marry a person who is in the country with a tourist visa?

Yes, even two non-citizens with visas can get married. Just bring your visa and passport to the county courthouse and register for a lisense. ------ You can get married, but you cant have the status of the non-immigrant adjusted if you get married in the USA without going through the proper K1 Visa process. Here is information on how to obtain a K1 Fiancee Visa http://fianceek1visa.blogspot.com/ www.visajourney.com ...
Asked in Citizenship and Marriage, Immigration, Green Cards

How long can a person with a 'greencard' stay outside the US without risking their legal status?

You can stay out of the US for up to 6 months with no consequence, as long as the person has a vaild green card and passport. Over 6 months contact with the US consulate is needed and the green card holder can stay out of the country for up to a year. Over a year the green card holder will forfeit their green card and not be allowed to re-enter the country. * The US permanent resident CAN stay out...
Asked in Citizenship and Marriage, Immigration, Passport Requirements

You are a Canadian citizen visiting US Do you need to return to Canada to marry a US Citizen?

If you are talking about getting married in Canada, then no paperwork is needed. In the US a fiancee's visa, which takes four months to get, is required. Answer nope.. you can get married but you won't be able to work. I AM LEGALLY married to an American man and i am Canadian. I got married to him on a visit last fall... right now, however we are living apart dealing with some of our own issues as to where to live....
Asked in Immigration, History of the United States, History of US Immigration

What have immigrants done to benefit the US?

America since, as discovered by Christopher Columbus who called it Indies, as revealed in his book A NEW WORLD REVEALED, has been a country of immigrants who brought cultural diversity, new traditions, languages, knowledge experience etc. etc. from their respective countries to develop America into a strong Nation. ...
Asked in Immigration

How do you become a citizen of Australia?

The best thing to do regarding information on citizenship is contact the Australian Department of immigration Go to the Web links below ...