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December 2018 Archives

What is birthright citizenship?

For many people in Kentucky, being a U.S. citizen is an important part of who they are. There are also many people who want to become a citizen. For some, the process of reaching that goal may be fairly easy if they can claim birthright citizenship, which the American Immigration Council explains is automatic citizenship for anyone born within the United States regardless of where the parents live or their citizenship status.

Frequently asked questions about asylum

For those seeking asylum in the U.S., the process often seems long and arduous. Having the right knowledge is key in this case, as being prepared will increase your chance of being accepted into this country. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services offers the following information in this case, which can help set you on the right path towards your new life.

How can I adjust to life in the United States?

While immigrants new to Kentucky may be excited for what lies ahead, it can also be difficult adjusting to your new life. Many recent immigrants experience culture shock upon arriving in this country, and it’s important to work through these feelings in a constructive manner to ensure your time here is joyful and fulfilling. In this case, the Refugee Center offers the following tips.

New struggles for immigrant crime victims

Coming to the United States is a dream for many, but it does not always turn out the way they envision it. Those who become victims of crime, spousal abuse or human trafficking may find their opportunities in the U.S. dwindle away. Any of these circumstances may have left you with no chance to seek lawful status or to renew a visa you may have possessed.

What is the L-1B visa?

There are many ways to legally enter the United States and make a home in Kentucky. One of those options is to secure an L-1B visa. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services explains this type of visa can enable you to live in the U.S. as part of a transfer for work.

Can extreme medical hardship stop deportation?

If you are a Kentucky resident who has received deportation orders, you may wonder if there is anything you can do. A Cancellation of Removal stop these proceedings and may occur under several circumstances, one of which is an extreme hardship consideration due to medical issues.