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What are my obligations as a U.S. citizen?

All citizens of the U.S. are afforded certain rights that can't be taken away. Additionally, citizens, including immigrants, are also obligated to uphold the essential tenets of this country. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services explains these obligations so you and your family can strive to exemplify the values that make America what it is. 

How the 2017 travel ban led to an increase in dual citizenships

In early 2017, immigrants in Kentucky faced a statewide panic due to the travel bans that were implemented at the start of the year. According to CNN, reports from the White House originally said that green card holders would not be affected. However, the statement was allegedly later changed to say green card holders of the banned countries would indeed be affected.

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.

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.

What are the requirements for U.S. citizenship?

As you begin to look into the process of becoming a U.S. citizen in Kentucky, you will find that what is required of you are aspects that will help you to succeed and excel as a citizen of the United States of America. Before you begin the application process, you should be dedicated to accomplishing all of the requirements so you can complete your application with ease and confidence. 

How can I help my child adjust to life in the U.S.?

Immigrant families new to Kentucky have a lot of exciting experiences to look forward to. However, many kids have problems adjusting to life in a new country, and it’s up to parents to make the process as painless as possible. Working Mother offers the following advice on how you can ensure that your children adjust well to their new homeland.

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.

Citizenship question on census could be removed by Democrats

A question regarding citizenship that was introduced to the census form March of this year has come up for debate now that Democrats have control of the House of Representatives after the recent elections. According to U.S. News & World Report, the inclusion of the question was originally thought to stem from an attempt at voter suppression, and as a result many called for it to be investigated before it was included.  

You can obtain a green card through employment

If you are living in Kentucky, there are many ways you can become a permanent United States resident, even if you were not born here. At Vickerstaff Law Office, PSC, our team is experienced working through the immigration system. We help clients understand the complex requirements of getting green cards through employment and family relationships.