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The percentage of immigrants has almost never been higher

There are more immigrants living in the United States right now than at any other time in the country's history. Reports show that the record was reached back in 2016, when there were about 43.7 million foreign-born individuals living in the country.

How to acquire dual citizenship in the United States

It is possible for you or a family member to become a dual citizen of the United States and the country in which you were either born or reside. This is a process that occurs all the time and is best done with the help of an immigration attorney so you know it is being done correctly. Let's take a look at how you can acquire dual citizenship in the United States in today's post.

All about United States student visas

If you are interested in obtaining a student visa to study in the United States, you need to know as much about the process as possible. Learning ahead of time what is required of you and what the visa allows you to do while you are in New Orleans will be helpful in the application process. Let's take a look at the student visa process in today's post.

How to seek asylum in the United States

Thousands of people come to the country each year seeking protection from discrimination in their country of residence. This discrimination can be religious, sexual, related to race, nationality, political affiliation and belonging to a particular social group. Seeking asylum in the United States can lead to you being allowed to remain in the country permanently. You need to follow the rules outlined in this post in order to legally seek asylum.

Push for immigration law changes put on temporary hold

We've heard a lot of talk about proposed changes to immigration laws in recent years -- and especially over the last few days. It appeared that certain politicians in Congress were going to push forward with their agenda to make immigration rules stricter. However, last Thursday lawmakers left Washington to have a week-long recess and the push for immigration reform was put on a temporary hold.

Immigration does not hurt the American poor

There's a long-standing misconception that has existed for hundreds of years, and probably much longer. It's the idea that immigrants, when they enter the United States and other countries, hurt the poor in that country by driving down wages and making jobs more scarce. However, there is an enormous amount of evidence to prove the opposite is true. In fact, the presence of immigrants invariably boosts the economy and job creation.

Will the Supreme Court support the White House's travel ban?

The Supreme Court appears to have a favorable view of the travel ban instituted by the White House. The ban, which targets individuals from Muslim countries in an attempt to not let them enter the United States, has had a very controversial reception. Some are in favor and some are not -- and both sides are adamant about their positions.

For how long can green card holders leave the United States?

After acquiring your green card and the permanent residency and right to work in the United States that comes with it, you'll have a very valuable commodity on your hands that probably took a mix of luck and patience in order to achieve. As such, you'll want to follow all the rules that apply to your green card closely so you don't risk losing it.

5 benefits to becoming a United States citizen

If the countries of the world were competing for people to come and live inside them, the United States is doing very well in this competition. The "American Dream" has inspired countless people to come and live in the United States, and many more are trying to apply for residency, citizenship or just the right to come for a temporary visit.

Which country has the most powerful passport?

If you've applied for U.S. citizenship and you're currently going through the naturalization process, one of the most important benefits you'll receive as a citizen is the benefit of holding one of the most powerful passports in the world. The power of the U.S. passport allows you to gain access to numerous countries easily, without a visa or by way of a streamlined visa application process.

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