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Elizabeth Rose Blandon

Elizabeth Blandon’s Legal Guides

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  • Old Applications with Immigration May Save You Today

    Did you or your family members file applications with Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS, formerly Immigration and Naturalization Service, INS) or labor certification applications with the Department of Labor? Those applications may make you a legal permanent resident or...

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  • Foreign Children May Be U.S. Citizens

    Foreign-born children are able to obtain U.S. citizenship much faster than their parents. This article discusses several laws that expedite that process and concludes that no childs citizenship opportunity should be overlooked. Because a child becomes a citizen automatically wh...

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  • Benefits for Asylees

    Asylees can travel internationally with a Refugee Travel Document. They should no longer use their countrys passport. In fact, although widely misunderstood, asylees can even return to their homeland in extreme circumstances. Because such travel affects future residency and citiz...

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  • Work Site Raids

    Work site raids by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have become too frequent. One company alone had its employees records in Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Texas and Utah searched. DHS is targeting employers not just for immigration violations but also for criminal...

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  • Failure is Not an Option

    When U.S. astronauts were stranded during the disastrous Apollo 13 space flight in 1970, the lead flight director announced to his Mission Control staff that failure was not an option. Maneuvering through the immigration field requires the same commitment to succeed against overw...

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  • How soon can I become a United States Citizen?

    Hurry up and waiting should not be a requirement to become a naturalized U.S. citizen. As part of the naturalization process, the LPR has her fingerprints taken. Within the year after applying, the LPR is called to an interview where she passes an English writing and reading exam...

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  • Options For Health Care Professionals

    In January, 2009 U. S Senators explained that there is a substantial and urgent need in our country for more health care professionals trained to care for older Americans. See press release of the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging. Relief may come from foreign worke...

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  • Reopening Court Cases Because Notice Was Not Received at the Last Known Address

    A case for removal or deportation of a foreign national is final unless it can be reopened. The time limit for reopening cases is 180 days after the final order is entered unless an exception applies, such as because the order of removal was sent to the foreign nationals incorrec...

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  • Waivers for Past Fraud and Crimes

    Generally, persons who have committed crimes or who have committed fraud in order to obtain an immigration benefit are not allowed to enter the United States. If they are in the country, those persons are not allowed to become legal permanent residents. To rectify such harsh cons...

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  • Will Immigration Think My Marriage is a Fraud?

    There is no magical formula that indicates to an Immigration Officer or an Immigration Judge that a marriage is valid. Each officer makes a determination from the responses to the questions posed at the interview and the gut instinct she has developed from experience and training...

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