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April 2019 Archives

The effect of Trump's newest policies on asylum

Immigration is a complex process that can be altered significantly by the way people go about seeking asylum. For many immigrant families, the overwhelming task of looking for protection from their own country's dangers is complicated by inconsistencies in immigration policies and growing disagreement about how asylum in Kentucky and other parts of the United States should be sought. 

What is culture shock and do I have it?

The process of becoming an American is a dream come true for many immigrants. However, settling into the country is not always easy. Some immigrants experience what is known as culture shock, which can produce a number of physical and psychological problems. It is important for immigrants in Kentucky to realize that culture shock can happen, that it is natural, and that it often passes.

Are you eligible for naturalization?

As a resident of Louisville who is not yet a permanent citizen of the U.S., you may be wondering what your options for citizenship or naturalization might be. Today, we at Vickerstaff Law Office, PSC, will take a look at what qualifications must be met in order for you to be eligible for naturalization.

What you should know about filing an H-1B petition

Whether you are an employer submitting H-1B petitions to employ immigrant workers or you are a non-citizen wanting to work in the United States, there are several things you should know about the petition process. According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, more than 201,000 H-1B petitions were received within a five-day filing period this year. Due to the extensive number of petitions submitted, however, not all cases are selected for processing.

Things to know when renewing your DACA application

When Kentucky residents or others discuss immigration topics, it is often a cause for debate. Ever-changing U.S. immigration laws make it challenging to stay updated on pertinent information. If you or your loved one hopes to renew a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status, you'll want to first research updated information, as this particular program has undergone changes under the current presidential administration.

Can you become a citizen of the U.S. through parents?

Kentucky follows the national laws when it comes to matters of naturalization. Not every child may be eligible to become a naturalized citizen, which is why it's important to understand these laws and what they mean for you.