In Louisiana, legislators have sponsored more than a dozen bills this year related to marijuana, with some of them leading toward making it legal for recreational use if the bills pass.
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Imagine you've moved to the United States from another country. After years of building a life here, you've finally obtained your official U.S. citizenship. Now, you'd like to bring your sister or brother here to live with you. You and your brother or sister may be in luck!
A green card is the more common name for a Permanent Resident Card in the United States. This card shows the authorities that you have permission to work in the United States and to live within the country's borders. You have gone through the immigration process and you are here legally.
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is an important agency that operates throughout the country, including in New Orleans, Louisiana. This agency is responsible for monitoring lawful immigration to the country and is part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Let's examine the role of the USCIS.
Obtaining your green card to live legally in the United States is an exciting time for people of any background. You've worked hard to obtain the green card, studied, worked and done everything the laws have asked you to do. Simply obtaining the green card for permanent residency does not mean you will keep it for the rest of your life. You need to maintain your permanent residency status.
Marriage fraud continues to be a problem in the United States even though there are laws in place that make it illegal. Some people will marry simply to obtain a green card so they can either enter the country or remain in the country in New Orleans. Let's take a look at marriage fraud and the law that governs this crime in today's post.
It doesn't matter your race, your religion or your creed – U.S. citizenship is open to anyone who meets the requirements. That said, there are some people who can gain citizenship faster than others based on their education, job history, skills and family relationships.
Lawful permanent residents of the United States are usually allowed to leave the country and come back. However, some limitations may apply. This is why all lawful permanent residents may want to apply for a re-entry permit, as it will ensure that they can come back into the U.S. once they've left.
Your green card makes you a permanent resident. That said, it's not necessarily a permanent status, despite the name. You can lose it, and there are two main ways that people do so: