Archive for April, 2011

Immigration INS

Posted on April 15, 2011. Filed under: Immigration | Tags: , , , , |

The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) has not existed in eight years, having been dismantled and its responsibilities reassigned, yet many people still try to search for US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) by searching for “INS.”

The USCIS has posed the question on its official blog of why it may be that the organization received 30,000 searches for a government entity that has not existed since 2003. One theory is that “INS agents” are still an action movie archetype despite the demise of the agency, and another is that the INS was around for so long that people still haven’t gotten used to the change.

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the US federal government first began to address immigration in 1891 by appointing a Commissioner of Immigration within the Treasury Department. Responsibility for immigration matters changed hands several times before ending up in the control of the Department of Justice in 1940 under the INS, which was established in 1933.

After 63 years, responsibility for immigration matters was again reassigned, this time to the newly-formed Department of Homeland Security, and the INS was effectively broken into three organizations – USCIS, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and US Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

http://www.immigrationdirect.com/immigration-news/

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The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) has not existed in eight years, having been dismantled and its responsibilities reassigned, yet many people still try to search for US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) by searching for “INS.”

The USCIS has posed the question on its official blog of why it may be that the organization received 30,000 searches for a government entity that has not existed since 2003. One theory is that “INS agents” are still an action movie archetype despite the demise of the agency, and another is that the INS was around for so long that people still haven’t gotten used to the change.

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the US federal government first began to address immigration in 1891 by appointing a Commissioner of Immigration within the Treasury Department. Responsibility for immigration matters changed hands several times before ending up in the control of the Department of Justice in 1940 under the INS, which was established in 1933.

Read more at www.immigrationdirect.com

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Family Based Green Card

Posted on April 11, 2011. Filed under: Immigration | Tags: , , , , |

Foreign investors to obtain Permanent Resident status in the United States through the EB5 Visa preference category.

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Family Based Green Cards

To get a family-based Green Card, a foreign national must be sponsored by a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident. Only certain family members are eligible.

Getting a family-based Green Card is a two-step process. The first step is the “Immigrant Petition” which establishes that a qualifying relationship exists between the U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident and the Green Card applicant. The second step is the Green Card application. If the sponsor is a U.S. Citizen and the Green Card applicant is a spouse, parent or minor child who is currently in the U.S., then these two steps can usually be combined into one. Otherwise, applicants must wait for the Immigrant Petition to be approved before they can move on to the Green Card application.

Permanent Resident Card

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Form I90

Posted on April 11, 2011. Filed under: Immigration | Tags: , , , , |

Apply for your Green Card Renewal online and complete the required Form I-90. The Green card can be renewed by filing Form I-90 with USCIS. Green Card Renewal/Replacement is required for every permanent resident who has an expired, lost, stolen or mutilated Green Card.

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Prepare Your Green Card Renewal Online

Prepare and complete the Application to Replace or Renew your Green Card (Form I-90) today! You will be able to file your official U.S.Citizenship and Immigration Service (formerly INS) form today.

Green Card Renewal Form I-90

Green Card Renewal is an important process for Lawful Permanent Residents. Once a Green Card has been issued, Lawful Permanent Residents do not need to do anything else to extend or ensure their status in the U.S. However, the current green cards are valid for a period of 10 years only.

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