Category Archives: Citizenship

Immigrants in California: Republicans Soften Their Views

Immigrants in California: As Republicans Soften Their Views, Will Immigrants Have Brighter Futures? There is no question that the stance that many conservatives in the United States have taken against immigrants has been tough at best. Others would call it calculated, cold, and inhumane. Regardless of how it is labeled, though, a change among the... READ MORE

Declining Numbers of Immigrants from Mexico Entering U.S.

While immigration remains one of the most controversial topics in politics today—and is sure to spur heated debates in the 2016 presidential race—the number of undocumented immigrants from Mexico entering the U.S. has actually declined, not increased, in recent years. Immigration By the Numbers Peak years for immigrants entering the United States from Mexico were... READ MORE

No Immigration Executive Order on the Horizon

Recent delays in immigration law executive orders are putting a large number of undocumented skilled labor workers in danger of being deported to countries where they couldn’t support their children. President Barack Obama had been planning an executive order to change immigration law. This order would have put to rest several arguments against allowing undocumented... READ MORE

Boston Trust Act News

Living and working in the city of Boston has always been an issue for skilled immigrant labor, but with the reforms in immigration law, things are looking up for immigrants. Boston is set to become a part of a growing number of cities that have laws similar to the Trust Act. Under the Boston Trust... READ MORE

Listing trips abroad on your N-400 citizenship application

Citizenship Lawyer Tip: How to handle the N-400 question regarding trips abroad As an immigration lawyer, my job is to deal with immigration problems. Naturalization, the process by which a permanent resident becomes a U.S. citizen, offers the perfect fix. Trade your green card for U.S citizenship and U.S. immigration laws will no longer apply to you. READ MORE

“What is the phone number for Immigration in Boston?” An immigration lawyer answers

Boston Deportation Defense Lawyer As an immigration lawyer in Boston, I'm often asked if I know the phone number for Immigration in Boston, Massachusetts? If you have a pending green card application or citizenship cases and you live in the Boston, Massachusetts-area, surely U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has a local phone number that you could call to inquire as to the status of your immigration case, right? READ MORE

Boston Immigration Lawyer News: immigration applications filing fees are going up

Thinking about filing for a green card, citizenship or other immigration benefits? If so, keep in mind that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is raising filing fees on November 23, 2010. This increase will generally be about 10% on most applications. Interestingly, if you want to gain U.S. citizenship, the price for the application for naturalization, N-400, will remain unchanged. READ MORE

How to get U.S. citizenship after only 3 years of green card status

Boston Citizenship Lawyer Immigration laws permit green card holders to apply for naturalization to gain U.S. citizenship after 5 years for lawful permanent residency status. But if you are married to a U.S. citizen, you may be eligible to apply for naturalization under Section 316 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, after just 3 years. READ MORE