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September 2018 Archives

Does marriage guarantee citizenship in the U.S.?

If you live in Kentucky and want to become a United States citizen, you may think marriage is the best route. Naturalization, or the process of becoming a citizen, can occur through marriage, but you must meet a number of other requirements laid out by the government. Also, there are other factors involved that may lead to deportation even when you follow the guidelines.

Attorneys helping to protect Russian immigrant's rights

There are many immigration detention facilities throughout the nation, including some in Kentucky. If you are an immigrant or have friends or relatives who are, you may be aware that many detention centers are falling short of acceptable safety and health conditions. In fact, news headlines often include stories of filth, negligence, abuse, and illnesses and injuries immigrants have suffered at the hands of immigration agents.  

How is immigration court different?

If you are called into immigration court in Kentucky, you should understand what to expect. Immigration court is much different than other courts. The rules are not the same, and your rights are not the same. This court is much different in many aspects. Understanding this can help you a lot when you are heading to court. You can be better prepared to handle the situation and know what to expect.

Reasons that you may consider getting a work permit

You have been given an opportunity to come to the United States to work, but will need to acquire adequate permission to do so before you are allowed entry. By following outlined procedures and being thorough in your application process, you can work with confidence and broaden your knowledge of a new country. Because this opportunity allows you the chance to discover, strengthen and learn new skills, it is critical that you do what is necessary to enter into the country. At Vickerstaff Law Office, PSC, we have helped many people in Kentucky to understand more about how immigration law works. 

Gathering supporting documents to apply for citizenship

As diversification grows in Kentucky, there are many families with couples who come from significantly different backgrounds. Often, the circumstances under which they met and were wed are unconventional compared with times past. In cases where one of the parties is a U.S. citizen, but the other is not, the process of getting citizenship for the immigrant party can be lengthy and confusing. However, when proactive efforts are made to get the process underway as soon as possible and attention is paid to following the process exactly, naturalization may be more productive and efficient.