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Green Card Lottery Reminders
Green Card Lottery entrants should remember to check their status online and watch out for scammers.

Using 'Unauthorized' Instead of 'Illegal' Immigrant
Time to dispose of the toxic terms 'illegal immigrant' and 'illegal alien' and use 'unauthorized' or 'undocumented' instead.

Immigrant Entrepreneurs Leading Tech Startups
Immigrant entrepreneurs create most high-tech startup companies and Mark Zuckerberg says visa laws should allow more foreign workers to come here.

Nasim Pedrad, From Iran to SNL to 'Scream Queens'
Iranian comedian Nasim Pedrad was a star on Saturday Night Live for five years.

Keeping Current with Immigration Law and Policy
Keep up-to-date with the new laws and policy changes that affect your immigration journey.

What Is the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)?
The Board of Immigration Appeals reviews decisions by immigration judges.

Some Basics for Understanding U.S. Immigration
Looking for a place to start? Whether you're just beginning your immigration path or already working through the process, this is where you'll find the basics. Here, you will be introduced to common immigration terms, general procedures, frequently asked questions, useful advice and practical information.

How Do I...?
Answers to frequently asked questions about how to navigate the U.S. immigration system. Practical information on immigration, visas, citizenship and naturalization.

How Do I Bring My Fiance?
With a K-1 visa, a U.S. citizen can bring a foreign-national fiancé(e) into the United States to marry.

What Is Humanitarian Parole?
The government uses humanitarian paroles rarely to allow immigrants who are in trouble to enter the country.

Are Puerto Ricans Immigrants in the U.S.?
Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens because of a century-old act of Congress.

How Do I File a 'Follow to Join' Application, Form I-824?
A 'Follow to Join' application, Form I-824, allows spouses and children of green card holders to reunite in the United States.

Obama Courts Immigrants in STEM Fields
The Obama administration hopes to revive economy by easing path for immigrants in math, science, technology and engineering fields to enter U.S.

The Path to Citizenship
The immigration goal for many is to become a U.S. citizen. Explore the naturalization process, including information on forms, testing and dual citizenship.

Famous Americans Who Renounced Their Citizenship
Here is a list of famous Americans who renounced their citizenship, most of them deciding to leave the United States to avoid paying taxes.

Profile of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer
Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, a conservative Republican and favorite of Tea Party groups, is an enthusiastic opponent of illegal immigration and critic of President Obama.

Coming to the U.S. on a Visa
Read up on the types of visas that will allow you to visit, live and work in the U.S. Learn the steps you need to take to file for a visa, get help with the forms and find out what you can expect during the process..

Where Immigrants Can Find English Classes
Community colleges, local school districts, labor resource centers and the Internet are good places to learn English.

Obamacare (ACA) Answers for Immigrants
Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act, allows legal immigrants to buy health insurance on the state-based exchanges. Unauthorized immigrants are excluded.

What Is the United States Refugee Act of 1980?
The United States Refugee Act of 1980 gave the federal government new tools to help ensure that America could remain a safe haven for refugees and asylum-seekers fleeing persecution from around the world.

Immigration Politics
Immigration has always been a contentious political issue in the United States, but never more so than today. It shapes the agendas of Democrats, Republicans and the Tea Party.

The History of Immigration in the United States
Timelines, trends and stories about the history of immigration in the U.S.

Ohio Governor a Moderate Voice on Immigration
Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican presidential hopeful, would consider a path to citizenship for the country's 11 million unauthorized immigrants.

Deportation Decline Continues
A Migration Policy Institute study found that President Obama's changes are decreasing deportations dramatically over levels a decade ago.

Homeland Security's Priorities for Deporting Immigrants
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says officials are targeting unauthorized immigrants with criminal records for apprehension and deportation.

The Five Biggest Myths About Illegal Immigration
Much of what you've heard about illegal immigration just isn't supported by the facts.

Is It an Immigrant or Nonimmigrant Visa? Is It Unauthorized or Undocumented?
The language of immigration can get complicated in the United States. Here are some important distinctions in terminology.

What To Expect From Paralegals
Capable paralegals can play important roles in helping immigration attorneys to resolve immigrants' cases.

Study: Unauthorized Immigrants Pay for Medicare
Researchers find that unauthorized immigrants pay more in taxes into Medicare Trust Fund than they take out in benefits.

Hispanic Millennials Gain Political Clout
A Pew Research Center study has found that young Hispanic and Latino voters could be a powerful influence on the 2016 election and those beyond.

Study Finds Mexican Migration in Sharp Decline
Researchers find that the number of Mexicans coming to the United States -- legally or illegally -- has fallen dramatically in the last decade.

Fiorina Says She's All About the Border
CEO turned politician Carly Fiorina won't talk about comprehensive reform until the U.S.-Mexico border is secured.

Immigrant Voting Eligibility and Requirements
Immigrants who are U.S. citizens are eligible to vote in elections, and here's how to register in time for the November presidential balloting.

Ten Interview Tips for Green Card, Visa Applicants
What to wear. How to prepare. What not to do. Here are 10 tips to help immigrants get through their green card interviews.

About Immigration Issues: Latest News and Information
Find immigration news and policy, updates on immigration reform, and learn how to navigate the process of getting American visas or green cards.

Workplace Enforcement Arguments
Enhancing workplace enforcement through E-Verify, business education and agency site visits is an important part of comprehensive immigration reform.

Federal Crackdown Against Immigration Scams
The United States governmen, during the Obama administration, is working with local authorities to crack down on immigration services scams and cons.

Questions About New Immigration Policy
Frequently asked questions about the Obama administration's new deferred action (DACA) policy toward young undocumented immigrants who entered the country illegally as children.

Arguments for the DREAM Act
Arguments supporting DREAM Act legislation.

Tips for Renewing Your DACA Status
Renewing your DACA status isn't as cumbersome as registering with USCIS the first time around when the deferred action program started.

Yasiel Puig, Dodgers' Outfielder
Cuban defector Yasiel Puig has energized the Los Angeles Dodgers after escaping to freedom but still struggles to find his role.

How Do I Get Green Cards for a Green Card Holder's Relatives?
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services allows green card holders to petition to bring eligible relatives into the United States and permanent residents.

Immigrant Driver Licenses
More states are allowing unauthorized immigrants to obtain driver's licenses.

'Self Check' for Immigrant Workers
Government's 'Self Check' Program allows immigrant workers to verify their status and eligibility using the E-Verify federal system.

How Do I Apply for a Green Card Through Business Investment?
The U.S. government wants to promote the immigration of entrepreneurs and business leaders who can create jobs and help the U.S. economy grow through investment.

Report: EB-5 Program Needs Safeguards
An inspector general's report blamed Alejandro Mayorkas of the Department of Homeland Security for showing favoritism in EB-5 visa cases.

Legal Immigrants Eligible for Federal Health Care
The Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, is open to many immigrants with legal status.

Arguments For and Against Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants
Should the United States provide a path to legalization for illegal immigrants? The issue has been at the forefront of American politics for several years but the debate continues. What does a nation do with an estimated 10 to 20 million people residing in its country illegally? Page 2.

Tips on Applying for a Social Security Number
Find out how to apply for a Social Security number. Get some tips on what you can do as a new immigrant to make the Social Security number application process a little smoother.

How To Choose an Immigration Lawyer - 5 Quick Tips
Most people can handle immigration paperwork on their own, but some situations are more complicated and require legal assistance. If your case isn't straightforward or if you just want the comfort of letting a professional handle the process, these 5 tips will help you choose an immigration lawyer that's right for you.

Ways to Check the Status of Your Immigration Case
How to check on the status of your immigration case online, through email, by phone, mail, or in person.

Understanding the K1 Fiance Visa Process
The K1 fiance visa allows U.S. citizens a way to bring their foreign fiances to the United States to marry. After marriage, the foreign spouse applies for permanent residence and will be able to work and live permanently in the United States.

Prepare for the Immigration Medical Exam
Medical exams are required for many immigrant and nonimmigrant visas. Learn what to expect during an immigration medical exam.

Reunification Paroles for Cuban Families
U.S. immigration officials use humanitarian paroles to bring Cuban families together.

TLC Has a TV Show That's Based on the K-1 Visa
TLC has a new reality show that has some of the reality of the K-1 visa.

Court Ruling Shuts Down President's Plan
U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen ruled that a coalition of states should have the opportunity to pursue a lawsuit to stop the president's executive action.

Ron Paul on Immigration
Republican Ron Paul sticks to libertarian beliefs when it comes to immigration.

Blue Cards Proposed for Farmworkers
Congress is considering overhauling the agriculture industry's guest worker program.

Assimilation of New Immigrants
Study shows that new immigrants are assimilating into American society.

Visa Waiver Program
The United States' Visa Waiver Program allows foreign nationals to come here for up to 90 days for business or travel without applying for a visa.

Alabama Immigration Law Cracks Down
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Mexican-American Numbers Soar
A Pew study finds that births, not immigration, is the leading growth factor in the U.S. Hispanic population. Mexican-Americans are leading the surge.

Barack Obama on Immigration - An Overview of Barack Obama's Position on Immigration
An overview of Barack Obama's views on key immigration issues.

Immigrants and Voting - FAQ on Immigrants and Voting
These FAQs are popular questions that immigrants and new citizens have about voting.

Getting Married on a Travel Visa (Green Card Marriage)
Are people who get married while in the United States on travel visas able to stay in the U.S. and successfully adjust their status to gain permanent residence? Yes, they are. But this is not the preferred approach. Find out more about this type of green card marriage.

Should You Use an Immigration Consultant?
There are many reasons for wanting to use an immigration consultant. Some people need a hand filling out the forms while others think a consultant is a cheap alternative to an immigration lawyer. Good immigration consultants provide valuable services, but you should be aware of the services an immigration consultant can and cannot provide.

What to Wear to an Immigration Interview
The immigration interview is nerve-wracking enough without worrying if you're dressed properly. Learn what you should and should not wear to an immigration interview.

Immigration Glossary - Definitions of Immigration Terms
A glossary of immigration terms to help you better understand the immigration process.

Life in the U.S. - Building a Life in the U.S.
Even those who are well prepared with plenty of support go though a period of adjustment settling into a new life in a new country, and it's natural to have a lot of questions. Here you'll find information on ways to build credit as a new immigrant, how to find a job, apply for a Social Security Number and other tips to help you adjust.

Immigration Resources - Get Help With Additional Immigration Resources
Here you'll find immigration resources from various federal and state associations and agencies to help you with your immigration journey, and links to groups dedicated to immigration reform.

Profiles of Successful Immigrants in the U.S.
Immigrants have made a big impact on this nation. Learn the success stories of famous immigrants both past and present.

Immigrants in the Arts
Immigrants have made remarkable contributions to the arts, with their stories and as artists themselves.

U.S. Border Control, Ports of Entry and Customs
Explore the measures taken to secure a nation's borders, including ports of entry and customs, and learn how national security, travel and immigration impact each other.

Immigrants Lift the Economy
Immigrant workers pay their taxes and drive local economies across the country.

In 1985, Rupert Murdoch Became U.S. Citizen To Feed Ambition
Billionaire Rupert Murdoch, a naturalized U.S. citizen, left Australia to become a major player in U.S. media -- and also U.S. politics.

Form I-751 - Petition to Remove Conditions
After marrying a U.S. citizen, learn how to complete each of the seven sections of the I-751 form to remove conditions on your permanent residence.

Profile of Marco Rubio
Sen. Marco Rubio wants his Republican Party to take more moderate positions on immigration.

Anchor babies
The term 'anchor baby' is a disparaging description for children born in the the United States to immigrant parents who came to the United States intending to use birthright citizenship to move their families here.

Comprehensive Immigration Reform Opposition
Opponents of comprehensive immigration reform say that allowing legal residency to the 11 million illegal immigrants in the country amounts to amnesty that will encourage more migrants to cross the U.S. border.

Tips for Filling Out USCIS Forms
Immigrants who are planning to submit forms to the federal government should follow these useful guidelines.

Immigration Reform Act of 1986
The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 sought to end illegal immigration into the United States by granting legal status to undocumented residents.

Immigrants Pay Sizable Tax Bill
A 2016 study shows that unauthorized immigrants pay significant taxes and support the treasuries of states across the country -- even in New England.

What Is De Facto Amnesty?
Supporters of comprehensive immigration reform often use the term

No Link Between Migration and Terrorism
A 2016 study finds that there is no direct correlation between the migration of immigrants and terrorism.

What Was 'Operation Peter Pan'?
About 14,000 Cuban children were brought to the United States between 1960 and 1962 during Operation Peter Pan to escape Fidel Castro's oppressive regime.

The DREAM Act Explained
A definition of the DREAM Act. Immigration Issues.

Differences and History of INS and USCIS
The names INS and USCIS are often used interchangeably to refer to the agency that administers immigration and naturalization services within the United States, but do they mean the same thing?

Requirements For the DV Green Card Lottery
There are two basic entry requirements for the DV green card lottery.

Joe Biden's Position on Immigration
An overview of Joe Biden's views on key immigration issues.

Immigration Glossary: Beneficiary
A definition of the immigration term, beneficiary.

Immigration Glossary: Sanctuary City
A definition of the immigration term, sanctuary city.

Family-Sponsored Immigration
If you want to come to the U.S. to live and work permanently and you have a relative who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you may be able to obtain permanent residence through family-sponsored immigration.

Family-Sponsored Immigration - Immigration Through a Family Member
If you want to come to the U.S. to live and work permanently and you have a relative who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you may be able to obtain permanent residence through family-sponsored immigration.

Family-Sponsored Immigration - Immigration Through a Family Member
If you want to come to the U.S. to live and work permanently and you have a relative who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you may be able to obtain permanent residence through family-sponsored immigration.

Family-Sponsored Immigration - Immigration Through a Family Member
If you want to come to the U.S. to live and work permanently and you have a relative who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you may be able to obtain permanent residence through family-sponsored immigration.

Family-Sponsored Immigration - Immigration Through a Family Member
If you want to come to the U.S. to live and work permanently and you have a relative who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you may be able to obtain permanent residence through family-sponsored immigration.

Family-Sponsored Immigration - Immigration Through a Family Member
If you want to come to the U.S. to live and work permanently and you have a relative who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you may be able to obtain permanent residence through family-sponsored immigration.

Family-Sponsored Immigration - Immigration Through a Family Member
If you want to come to the U.S. to live and work permanently and you have a relative who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you may be able to obtain permanent residence through family-sponsored immigration.

Government Fights Human Trafficking
Many Americans have a poor understanding of human trafficking, a problem the government is fighting with an initiative called the Blue Campaign.

What Is the Immigration and Nationality Act?
A definition and history of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), which was created in 1952 and is the basic body of immigration law.

How Do I File an Affidavit of Support?
An Affidavit of Support is a document an individual sings to accept the responsibility for another person, usually a relative, who is coming to the United States as an immigrant.

Opposition to the DREAM Act Legislation
No one wants to see children suffer because of the actions of their parents, but there are some who feel that the negative effect of the DREAM Act on the U.S. outweighs the lifelong impact of a

Tax Information for Immigrants
Tax season can be a frustrating time for many people but it can be especially confusing for immigrants to the United States. Do you need to file federal taxes? What do you do if you're not eligible for a SSN? Find the answers to these questions and more, with the following tax information and resources chosen specifically for immigrants.

Illegal Immigrant Population Unchanged
Homeland Security study finds U.S. population of illegal immigrants holding steady at 11.5 million.

Homeland Security Immigration Jobs
Looking for a job that deals with immigration? Three agencies within the Department of Homeland Security fit the bill: USCIS, CBP and ICE.

Information About F-1 and M-1 Student Visas
An overview of F-1 and M-1 visas for foreign students.

Rick Sanchez - Profile of CNN Anchor Rick Sanchez
Cuban-born Rick Sanchez anchors the 3-4 p.m. edition of CNN Newsroom and contributes to CNN en Español.

History of Naturalization Requirements in the U.S.
The history of naturalization requirements can be found in the legislative history of immigration to the United States.

Green Card Definition - Immigration Glossary
A definition of the immigration term, green card.

Republican Candidates' Views on Immigration
There's no shortage of Republican candidates seeking the presidency, and no shortage of ideas about immigration reform.

What Is a Guest-Worker Program?
A guest-worker program allows a foreign worker to enter the country for a specified period of time and fill a specific job.

NAFTA TN Visa - Requirements of the NAFTA TN Visa For Canadian Citizens
Canadian citizens who meet the education and professional requirements may come to the U.S. under the nonimmigrant NAFTA TN visa.

O'Malley's Views on Immigration Reform
Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley supports citizenship for unauthorized immigrants and would expand deferred action if elected.

How Is First-Generation Immigrant Defined?
Defining generations of immigrant families is confusing but the government calls the first family member to acquire citizenship or residency the first.

Wet-Foot, Dry-Foot Policy for Cuban Migrants
The United States gives migrants from Cuba special treatment under the Cuban Adjustment Act, allowing them easy access to refugee status.

Politicians Wrong About Illegal Immigration Increase
Research from the Center for Migration Studies shows that, contrary to Republican complaints about porous borders, illegal immigration is declining.

Top Immigration News Stories of 2015
The top immigration news stories for 2015 included an exodus of refugees from Syria, Donald Trump's controversial proposals and a critical court ruling.

NASA Astronauts Who Are Naturalized U.S. Citizens - Naturalized NASA Astronauts
If you're going to dream, dream big. These immigrants to the U.S. wanted to reach for the stars and become U.S. naturalized citizens to serve their adopted country as NASA astronauts.

- By Category
An index of categories in the

Refugee - Immigration Glossary - Definition of Refugee
A definition of the immigration term, refugee.

ICE - Immigration Glossary - Definition of ICE
A definition of the immigration term, ICE.

Information for Refugees Seeking Asylum in the United States
There are two ways that refugees can obtain asylum in the United States- affirmative and defensive.

Asylum - Immigration Glossary - Definition of Asylum
A definition of the immigration term, asylum.

Rights and Responsibilities as a Permanent Resident - Permanent Resident Rights and Responsibilities
Learn about your rights and responsibilities as a permanent resident.

Naturalization Boosts Cities' Economies
An Urban Institute study has found that promoting naturalization among eligible immigrants stimulates local economies and generates tax revenues.

U Visa Limit Reached Again
The U visa allows victims of trafficking and sexual abuse to stay in the United States and help fight smugglers and violent offenders.

San Bernardino Terrorist Had a K-1 Fiancé(e) Visa
San Bernardino terrorist Tashfeen Malik entered the United States on a K-1 fiancée visa and now U.S. officials want to tighten social media checks.

US - Mexico Border Fence Pros and Cons
The purpose of the border fence is to tighten homeland security and prevent illegal immigration using a combination of physical barriers and high-tech. Page 2.

Government Prosecutes Visa Scammers
Immigration and Customs Enforcement has its hands full policing fraud in the H-1B visa program.

New Tools for Naturalization Test-Takers
U.S. immigration officials have new practice tests on the government website that immigrants can take to prepare for naturalization.

Mexican Migration Trend Has Reversed
A new study from the Pew Research Center refutes claims of Republican candidates that waves of Mexican migrants are flooding across the U.S. border. In reality, Mexicans are heading the other way.

Concerns Over Visa Waiver Security
Lawmakers are concerned that ISIS and other terrorist groups could take advantage of the Visa Waiver Program and enter the United States undetected.

U.S. Business Needs Immigrants With Advanced Degrees
U.S. business wants more visas for immigrants skilled in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Temporary Protected Status
The United States grants Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to immigrants from countries ravaged by natural disasters and wars.

Top 10 Friendliest States for Unauthorized Immigrants
California leads the top 10 list of states that are hospitable toward unauthorized immigrants.

10 Questions To Ask When Hiring a Lawyer
These are 10 questions to ask a prospective lawyer.

How Do I Check My Immigration Case Status with USCIS?
USCIS has more ways for applicants to check the status of their immigration cases than ever before, including by e-mail and cell phone text message.

Renunciations of U.S. Citizenship Has Increased
The federal government takes renunciation of U.S. citizenship very seriously and, once granted, it is permanent.

Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill
Senate's Gang of Eight releases details of historic proposal for comprehensive immigration reform bill.

Obama Changes Policy for Young Illegal Immigrants
President Obama announces plan to allow children of illegal immigrants to stay and work in the United States legally.

Irish-American Icon Maureen O'Hara
The Irish actress, who died at 95 in 2015, would not allow U.S. immigration officials to call her a British subject.

Cincinnati Has Plan To Welcome Immigrants
Mayor believes immigrants are good for the city's economy and make great Cincinnatians.

Immigrant Heritages of Republican Candidates
Most of the GOP candidates have immigrants in their families and in their recent histories. Why then do these presidential hopefuls struggle to find support from immigrant communities?

Advance Parole - Immigration Glossary - Advance Parole
A definition of the immigration term, advance parole.

Joint Sponsor - Immigration Glossary - Joint Sponsor
A definition of the immigration term, joint sponsor.

Obama Makes Immigration Rule Change
The Obama administration will change rules to allow some illegal immigrants to remain in the United States with their families while seeking legal status.

4 Reasons to Vote in Elections
Some new citizens register to vote as soon as they become eligible while others fail to register for years. Find out why naturalized citizens should exercise their right to vote.

USCIS Reaching Out to Green Card Holders
The federal government is reaching out to community groups to make U.S. citizenship more accessible for immigrants who qualify for naturalization.

A New Surge of Cuban Migration
Since President Obama's historic move to open relations with Cuba, there has been a sharp increase in Cuban migration.

When Does the Green Card Lottery Random Drawing Take Place?
Once registration is complete, things move quickly. You will know if you're a lottery winner in five to nine months.

Naturalization - Immigration Glossary - Definition of Naturalization
A definition of the immigration term, naturalization.

Cristeta Comerford - Profile of White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford
The White House executive chef is a celebrity among chefs and foodies. The current executive chef has worked in the White House kitchen for over 10 years and is a naturalized citizen.

Study: St. Louis Needs More Immigrants
Researcher finds that St. Louis needs more immigrants to stimulate its stagnant economy.

What Are the Required Vaccines? - Vaccination Requirements for Immigrants
A list of the vaccines required to immigrate to the U.S.

John McCain on Immigration - An Overview of John McCain's Position on Immigration
An overview of John McCain's views on key immigration issues.

Is It Hispanic or Latino
Whether to use Hispanic or Latino is still a complicated matter.

Scammers Targeting Immigrants
Disreputable service providers and scammers look to take advantage of immigrants. Here's how to protect yourself.

Path to Legalization for Illegal Immigrants
Should the United States provide a path to legalization for illegal immigrants? The issue has been at the forefront of American politics for several years but the debate continues. What does a nation do with an estimated 10 to 20 million people residing in its country illegally?

Report Criticizes ICE, Detention Facilities
About 400,000 immigrants are detained in facilities that are run with inadequate oversight.

Immigration Reform Information - News and Information on Immigration Reform
The latest news, information and developments in the immigration reform debate.

The Latest News and Information on Immigration Reform
The latest news, information and developments in the immigration reform debate. Page 2.

Survey Proves Success of Obama's DACA Program
A new national survey has found that President Obama's deferred action plan is a triumph for thousands of young immigrants and their communities.

Study Debunks Conservatives' Claims About Immigrants
National Academy of Sciences' study refutes many stereotypes and mistaken beliefs about today's immigrants.

Tips for Filling Out Visa Applications
Here is some practical advice to follow when filling out applications for visas. Get the right form and watch the typos.

What Is Chain Migration?


What Is the W Visa Program
The proposed W Visa program would create a new class of workers that fills lower skilled jobs for temporary periods.

What Is RPI Status?
Registered Provisional Immigrant (RPI) status allows undocumented immigrants to live and work legally in the country as they pursue a path to a green card and U.S. citizenship.

A Day Without a Mexican
The film A Day Without a Mexican gives a glimpse of what life in the United States would be like if all undocumented immigrants disappeared.

Highly Skilled Immigrants and U.S. Jobs
Highly skilled immigrants create jobs for American workers and promote economic growth.

The 10 Steps to Naturalization
U.S. Immigration and Citizenship Services has laid out a 10-step process to becoming a U.S. citizen through naturalization.

Study: Immigrant Teens Have Lower Crime Rate Than U.S.-Born Peers
University of Texas researchers found that young immigrants have a lower crime rate than American-born teens -- call it an immigrant paradox.

How Dual Citizenship Works
The United States allows Americans to have dual citizenship and be a citizen of another country.

Visas for Homebuyers
Congress is considering giving residency visas to immigrants who buy homes in the United States and help the housing market recover.

U.S. Permanent Resident / Green Card Holder's Rights
The rights of U.S. Green Card holders include the freedom to work and travel anywhere in the United States.

Pew Study Projects an Immigration Shift
Researchers at the Pew center say Asians -- not Hispanics and Latinos -- will be the fastest-growing immigrant group over the next half-century.

What's the Difference Between a Migrant and a Refugee?
Millions who are running for their lives from wars in Syria and Africa should be called refugees and not migrants.

Tea Party on Immigration
The Tea Party movement wants border fences and mass deportations.

Indra Nooyi profile
As a child in India, PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi thought about coming to America one day.

What Is a Reentry Permit?
A lawful permanent resident, green card holders, who want to make long trips abroad should file Form I-131 and get a reentry permit to avoid problems.

What Riles Conservatives About U.S. Immigration Policy
Conservatives believe the United States has been on the wrong track for decades in dealing with immigrants -- both those here legally and those that broke the law.

Immigration Questions Presidential Candidates Must Answer
Candidates from both parties have difficult questions on immigration to answer if they expect to win the presidency in 2016.

Republican Jindal Wants 'High Walls, Wide Gate'
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a GOP presidential candidate, wants to end birthright citizenship and crack down on sanctuary cities.

How To Bring Immigrant to U.S. for Marriage
Frequently asked questions about how a U.S. citizen can marry an immigrant in the United States and then apply for his or her permanent residency.

Marcelo Claure, Sprint's Bolivian Immigrant Entrepreneur
Bolivian immigrant entrepreneur Marcelo Claure becomes the new CEO at Sprint.

Surge of Migrant Children Hits U.S.-Mexico Border
The number of children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally soared in 2014.

U.S. Soccer Team's Dual Nationals
The United States World Cup soccer team relies on the talent of foreign-born Americans with dual citizenship.

Mexico President Peña Nieto Praises California Reforms
On a visit to Sacramento, Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto said California is on the right track with its progressive immigration policy changes.

Democrat Sanders Reveals Little About Immigration Views
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders hasn't said much about immigration policy in seeking the Democratic presidential nomination.

CNN Poll Shows Wide Support for Legalizing Unauthorized Immigrants
Polls continue to show that most Americans believe unauthorized immigrants should be allowed permanent legal status.

Asylum for Unaccompanied Migrant Children
U.S. immigration officials have special asylum procedures set up to deal with unaccompanied minors apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Rand Paul: No Amnesty, No Open Border
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul enters race for Republican presidential nomination with disdain for amnesty and porous borders.

Christie's Muddled Views on Immigration Reform
New Jersey governor enters the race for the Republican presidential nomination with confusing positions on immigration.

Donald Trump on Immigration
Donald Trump announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination and then enraged Mexican immigrants and Univision with his comments on immigration policy.

Republican Ben Carson on Immigration
Physician and conservative author Ben Carson says true immigration reform means disappointing Hispanic voters.

Poll: Americans Support
Pew poll finds that Americans overwhelmingly believe that unauthorized immigrants should have a path to legal status.

DACA Is More Than Paying Its Way
The federal government has taken in millions from DACA application fees and young unauthorized immigrants are contributing to the U.S. economy and paying taxes.

Immigrant Entrepreneurs Are Boosting the U.S. Economy
Latinos and Hispanics are driving a new wave of growth in business creation across the country.

Hillary Clinton Supports Path to Citizenship for 11 Million
The frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination says she will push immigration reform further than President Obama.

Border Patrol
Those who are chosen to guard U.S. borders and ports of entry must be U.S. citizens who are fluent in Spanish or willing to learn.

Pew: Immigration Spreads Hindu Faith
Increasing numbers of Indian immigrants have made Hindu the fourth-largest religion in the United States.

More Hispanics, Latinos Are Fluent in English
Researchers at the Pew Center found that more Hispanic families are speaking English in their homes.

Nepal Earthquake Victims and Immigration Policy
U.S. immigration officials issue warnings about adopting orphans from Nepal's earthquake.

Study Criticizes Drone Use at Borders
A report from the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general found that the use of drones to patrol illegal immigration at the borders was costly and ineffective.

Cuban Migration Showing Increase
President Obama's efforts to normalize relations with Cuba raising fear on the island that U.S. will end the Wet Foot, Dry Foot policy.

Marlins' Ace Fernandez Becomes U.S. Citizen
Cuban-born pitcher Jose Fernandez took the oath with 140 other immigrants in Miami and then gave them tickets to the ballgame.

Pew Study Finds Record Number of Black Immigrants in U.S.
Fueled by new arrivals from the Caribbean and Africa, the number of black immigrants in the United States is growing more rapidly than other groups.

What Is the 'Priorities Enforcement Program'?
Homeland Security is using different approach to enforcing immigration law and deporting people who are in the country illegally.

Unauthorized Immigrants Pay Their Taxes
A study by the non-partisan Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy found that unauthorized immigrants paid close to $12 billion in taxes during 2012.

What Is the Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966?
Congress passed the Cuban Adjustment Act in 1966, giving special treatment to immigrants from Cuba who fled the Castro regime.

Deportations Continue To Decline
A report by the Associated Press found that deportations are falling to their lowest levels in almost a decade.

Rule Changes in H-2B Visa Program
U.S. immigration officials want to ensure that the H-2B program protects immigrants and also American workers.

Study: Deferred Action Lifts Kids Out of Poverty
A study from the University of Southern California found that thousands of immigrant children would be lifted above the poverty line by the president's deferred action programs.

What Is an L-1 Visa?
The L-1 visas allow employees of multinational companies to transfer into the United States and work here.

South African Trevor Noah Gets 'Daily Show'
South African comedian Trevor Noah will come to the United States to replace Jon Stewart on 'The Daily Show' soon.

A Look at What USCIS Does
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is responsible for implementing immigration laws and policy in the United States.

Unauthorized Immigrant Worker Study
A study by the Pew Research Center found more unauthorized workers have moved to white collar jobs since the Great Recession, but most haven't.

More Than a Dozen States Support Obama's Programs
A group of 14 states and the District of Columbia is suing in support of President Obama's executive action immigration reforms.

States That Allow Unauthorized Immigrants Driver's Licenses
Ten states and the District of Columbia allow unauthorized immigrants to have some degree of legal driving privileges.

Research Finds Support for Obama's Plan
A Public Religion Research Institute study found surprising support for President Obama's executive action on immigration.

The Fallout From Obama's Executive Action
The president's executive action plan that could affect 5 million unauthorized immigrants is on hold while the courts try to decide if it's legal.

Deferred Action Could Boost U.S. Economy
The average cost of deporting an unauthorized immigrant is about $10,000, but the loss in contributions to the U.S. economy is much greater.

Jeh Johnson Asks Congress To Approve DHS Budget
Border security isn't free, says Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, who has pleaded for budget help from Congress.

Study: Immigrants Are Moderate Politically
Contrary to popular perceptions, immigrants tend to assimilate politically and become about as moderate as native-born Americans.

President Offers Some Enticements for the GOP
President Obama's executive action has some provisions for immigration reform that some Republicans will like.

H-4 Dependent Spouses Can Get Employment Approval
As part of President Obama's executive action, spouses of H-1B visa holders can work in U.S. legally.

Attorney General Nominee Lynch Backs Obama's Actions
As attorney general, Loretta Lynch will implement President Obama's immigration policies.

President Obama Rebuilds His Immigration Team
The White House has new leadership in the key federal agencies that oversee immigration policy and enforcement.

Eric Holder
Eric Holder's first three years as U.S. attorney general have included legal fights with Congress and the states over restrictive immigration laws.

Carolina Herrera, Venezuelan-American Fashion Designer
Carolina Herrera became an American citizen in 2009 after decades of dressing Hollywood stars and first ladies.

States Suing Over Obama's Executive Action
The president's plans for unauthorized immigrants have drawn legal challenges.

CBP Reports Decline in
Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske said his agency increased manpower along the U.S.-Mexico border to stem the flow of migrant children.

Polls
Americans worry about immigration levels and political paralysis in Washington.

Obama Administration Wins Ruling vs. Arizona
Federal judge orders Arizona to allow driver's licenses for immigrants with deferred action status.

UCLA Study Tracks Unauthorized Immigrant Students
Researchers at UCLA offer a rare look into the lives of students with undocumented status.

It Was an Immigrant Who Invented Basketball, America's Game
James Naismith was born in Canada and became a naturalized U.S. citizen decades after giving basketball to the world.

Scams and Frauds for Immigrants to Avoid
Immigrants are often targeted by scammers who collect fees for promises and deliver little or nothing.

Facts and Figures on the Cuban-American Community
A statistical look at the third-largest Hispanic group in the United States.

Getting a Driver's License in the U.S.
This state-issued piece of identification allows you to operate a motor vehicle and acts as a common form of ID. Find out how to get licensed.

Immigrants and Public Benefits
Many immigrants believe that they are ineligible for any type of public benefits and assistance. In fact, new immigrants and permanent residents can take advantage of a number of federal, state and local assistance programs. Learn which benefits you may be eligible for and how to avoid becoming a public charge.

Immigration Issues - How to Avoid a Public Charge
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Immigrants and Public Benefits - Questions & Answers
Page 3. Many immigrants believe that they are ineligible for any type of public benefits and assistance. In fact, new immigrants and permanent residents can take advantage of a number of federal, state and local assistance programs. Learn which benefits you may be eligible for and how to avoid becoming a public charge.

Your Rights and Responsibilities as a New U.S. Citizen
Learn about your rights and responsibilities as a new U.S. citizen.

How Long Will It Take to Get My Visa?
If you want to know how long it will take to get your visa, the U.S. Department of State provides an online tool showing visa wait times in all Consular locations.

How Long Does It Take To Get a Visa?
The wait time for a visa can vary greatly but following the government's instructions can get you to the United States faster.

What Are My Chances of Winning the Green Card Lottery?
Millions of green card lottery entries are made every year, but what are your actual chances of winning?

What to Do When Your Green Card Is Lost in the Mail
Your permanent residence was approved but your green card never showed up in the mail. What do you do? Find out here.

Which Type of US Visa Is Right for You
Get a quick overview of the types of US visas available and determine which one is right for you.

E-DV Entry Status Confirmation Message
Find out what the E-DV entry status confirmation message says if you were or were not selected in the DV green card lottery.

Employer-Sponsored Green Card Requirements
U.S. employers may sponsor eligible foreign nationals for a green card. Find out what is required for immigration through employment.

Alien Registration Number - Definition
A definition of the term, alien registration number, as it applies to immigration.

Immigration: Getting Your Immigrant Visa Number
In most cases, an immigrant visa number is required to become a lawful permanent resident of the United States. Here's an overview of the process to obtain an immigrant visa number.

Military Renews MAVNI Program - Immigration Issues
U.S. military wants to recruit immigrants with special language skills to fill medical and cultural positions.

Form I-751: Removing Conditions on Permanent Residence
If you have conditional permanent residence, at some point you will need to petition the USCIS to remove the conditions before your green card expires. This step-by-step guide will give you the information you need to ready the packet for filing.

5 Ways to Avoid DV Green Card Lottery Scams
The diversity visa green card lottery is a popular immigration program known around the world. And where there are a lot of people, there are bound to be scam artists ready to take advantage of the opportunity. Learn 5 ways that you can avoid green card lottery scams.

Obama Takes Executive Action on Immigration
A closer look at President Obama's plan to use the power of his office to change U.S. immigration rules.

Traveling Internationally as a Permanent Resident
Permanent residents may travel freely outside the United States but there are some conditions that must be followed to maintain your permanent resident status.

Can I Vote? - Immigrant Voting Eligibility
Naturalized citizens and permanent residents do not have the same privileges when it comes to registering and voting in elections.

Difference Between an Immigrant Visa and Nonimmigrant Visa
Explanation of immigrant and nonimmigrant visas as defined by the U.S. Department of State.

Obama's Executive Action Affects Millions of Immigrants
President Obama used executive action to allow millions of unauthorized immigrants to remain in the country without fear of deportation.

Families and Immigration
U.S. immigration officials have tools and programs available that will help immigrant families stay together.

Government Begins Haitian Family Reunification Program
New federal program will try to help Haitian families and reduce illegal migration from the island.

USCIS Updates Case Status Online
During President Obama's first immigration reform meeting back in June, we were told that the USCIS.gov website would undergo a facelift to make the site more

DV-2011 Green Card Lottery Online Status Check is Now Open
DV-2011 green card lottery status check is now available online at the E-DV website. From now until June 30, 2011, DV-2011 green card lottery applicants

Migrant Interdiction Numbers Soaring Off Florida Coast
Dismal economies in Cuba and Haiti mean more migrants trying to come to the United States by sea.

Mariel Boatlift, a Cuban Exodus in 1980
Fidel Castro sent 125,000 Cuban refugees to Florida's shores in 1980. The refugees came in boats, large and small, that Miami's Cuban exiles provided.

Zygi Wilf, NFL Vikings Immigrant Owner
Zygi Wilf, whose family escaped the Holocaust, is the principal owner of the Minnesota Vikings and a self-made real-estate magnate.

Home Security Investigations (HSI) Tracks Down Criminals
HSI agents are responsible for investigating criminals who prey on the immigration system.

Six Hollywood Immigrant Stars
Here are immigrant stars who are at the top of their game in 2014.

How U.S. Immigration Officials Are Fighting Fraud
U.S. immigration officials fighting fraud and scams through multiple initiatives.

Comedian Craig Ferguson Scored 100% on Naturalization Test
Comedian and TV talk show host Craig Ferguson left Scotland for America and scored a perfect 100 on his U.S. naturalization test.

The Top Immigration Studies of 2013
The top immigration studies of 2013 gave insight into policies that boost the U.S. economy and how immigrants are assimilating in the United States.

Top Immigrant Baseball Players for 2014
Close to 30% of the players in Major League Baseball are foreign-born, and immigrants will play a big role in the 2014 season.

Demián Bichir, Mexican-American Actor
Demián Bichir, star of 'The Bridge,' once was an unauthorized immigrant from Mexico and now he's a voice for immigration reform in Hollywood.

Frequently Asked Questions About U.S. Naturalization
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about naturalization -- the process of becoming a U.S. citizen.

Frequently Asked Questions About Green Cards
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about getting green cards and permanent residency in the United States.

How Do I Replace a Lost, Stolen or Damaged Green Card?
The government has procedures for replacing lost or stolen green cards and immigrants must take care to follow instructions carefully.

Liam Neeson - Profile of Actor Liam Neeson
Irish-American actor Liam Neeson was bit by the acting bug as a young lad in Northern Ireland, but it took 35 years and a trip to Hollywood to make him a leading man.

Rick Santorum on Immigration
Rick Santorum believes undocumented immigrants are criminals.

Catherine Bell - Profile of Actress Catherine Bell
Actress and naturalized citizen Catherine Bell is best-known for her roles in the popular military TV dramas, Jag and Army Wives.

How Do I Get Green Cards for My Family?
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services tries to promote family unity and will allow the immediate relatives of U.S. citizens and green card holders to get green cards for their next-of-kin and spouses.

Obama's Immigration Record
President Obama couldn't deliver on comprehensive immigration reform during his first term but says he's determined to do it in his second.

Sergey Brin - Profile of Sergey Brin Google Co-Founder
Google co-founder and president of technology, Sergey Brin is an immigrant success story. Brin emigrated from Russia at the age of six and at the age of 34, made #5 on Forbes 2007 list of richest Americans with a net worth of $18.5 billion.

Henry Kissinger, Nobel Prize Winner
Henry Kissinger left Germany before the start of World War II and came to the United States, where he became one of the most influential architects of U.S. foreign policy as secretary of state and national security adviser in the Nixon administration.

Anna Kournikova - Profile of Tennis Star Anna Kournikova
Tennis star Anna Kournikova may be semi-retired from her sport but she hasn't slowed down. The Russian beauty is an active supporter of several charitable organizations and works as the brand ambassador for K-Swiss.

Profile of Rupert Murdoch
Publishing magnate Rupert Murdoch had to become a U.S. citizen to move his empire into the United States.

Eva Longoria
Eva Longoria addresses immigration issues at Democratic National Convention.

Immigrant English Fluency Study
Purdue study finds that immigrants learn English faster when they aren't part of 'ethnic enclave' communities.

2010 Census FAQs For Immigrants
All residents of the United States, regardless of citizenship or immigration status, will be counted in the 2010 census. Read some census FAQs of special interest to immigrants.

Rick Perry on Immigration
Texas Gov. Rick Perry irked conservatives when he signed a version of the DREAM Act.

Midwest Needs Immigrant Workers
A study by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs concludes that immigrant workers are essential to the Midwest's economy, and the region needs comprehensive immigration reform from Washington.

Neil Gaiman - Profile of Literary Rock Star Neil Gaiman
Writer Neil Gaiman is commonly referred to as the rock star of the literary world. He wrote one of the most successful comic-book series in the United States and is the author of Coraline, a fantasy/horror novella recently adapted into a stop-action movie. Find out what the British-born Gaiman feels only America can provide and why he refuses to become a citizen.

Historic U.S. Population Shift
A Census Bureau study shows minorities make up more than half the country's new babies, an historic shift in the U.S. population.

Pope Francis, Advocate for Immigrants
Pope Francis has spoken out in support of immigrants and has called for the fair treatment of migrants and refugees.

Paul Ryan on Immigration
Republican vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan of Wisconsin opposes the DREAM Act and legal residency for the country's 11 million illegal immigrants.

What Occupations Qualify For the DV Green Card Lottery?
Learn how to find what occupations qualify for the DV green card lottery work experience requirement.

USCIS - Immigration Glossary
A definition of the immigration term, USCIS.

Where Do I Find an Immigration Form?
Where do you go if you need an immigration form? The most current version of every public use immigration form is available for download at www.uscis.gov/forms.

Notario Publico - Legal Terms for Immigration
A definition of the term, Notario Publico, as it applies to immigration.

Oath of Allegiance for Naturalized Citizens
The final step to becoming a U.S. citizen is taking the Oath of Allegiance. Find out what you are pledging when you declare your attachment to the United States and its Constitution.

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Application for Residence
Immigrant investors can receive permanent residency through the EB-5 immigrant investor visa.

What Is a Taxpayer Identification Number?
Find out who needs an ITIN and how to apply for one.

Petitioner - Definition in Immigration
A definition of the immigration term, petitioner.

Filling Out Form I-751 to Remove Conditions
Learn how to complete each of the 7 sections of the I-751 form to remove conditions on your permanent residence.

TN Visa for Citizens of Mexico and Canada
Mexican and Canadian citizens who meet the education and professional requirements may come to the U.S. under the nonimmigrant NAFTA professional worker TN visa.

International Adoption - Bringing a Child to the U.S.
An overview of how to bring a child into the United States through international adoption.

Register Permanent Resident Status or Adjust Status
The application to register as a United States permanent resident is achieved by filing form I-485. Anyone adjusting from a nonimmigrant visa to permanent resident status, including some other categories, must file form I-485 to receive a green card.

Immigration: What Is the MAVNI Program?
Gives legal aliens with skills vital to national interest the opportunity to expedite the naturalization process by serving in the U.S. military.

Processing Times for Immigration Applications
If you want to know how long it will take to process your immigration application or petition, USCIS lists the processing times of specific forms at each of its field offices and service centers online.

When Will USCIS Waive Application Fees?
USCIS charges filing fees for an application, petition, motion or request. But what happens if you are unable to pay the required fees? Is there any way to have these fees waived?

How Do I Verify an Employee's Legal Status With Form I-9?
Employers can establish the legal immigration status and identity of prospective employers by using Form I-9.

Immigration Issues FAQ - What Is Dual Citizenship?
Explanation of dual citizenship.

What Is the Zadvydas Ruling?
The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in the Zadvydas v. Davis case set a precedent against unlimited detention of immigrants awaiting deportation.

What's the History of Comprehensive Immigration Reform?
The comprehensive immigration reform legislation in Congress includes provisions to increase border security and create a path to citizenship for the nation's 11 million illegal immigrants.

What Is the EOIR?
The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) runs the Justice Departments immigration court system.

Toll-Free Military Help Line from USCIS - USCIS Offers Toll-Free Help Line for U.S. Military Personnel
USCIS offers a toll-free help line exclusively for U.S. Military personnel and their families.

Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 - SCHIP
In January 2009, Congress agreed that immigrant children should not have to wait five years for health coverage, and voted in favor of passing the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009.

Haiti Earthquake and Its Effect on Immigration Policy
After the January 12, 2010 earthquake that devastated Haiti, the United States government altered certain immigration policies as part of its support of international recovery efforts.

Health Care Standards at ICE Detention Facilities
ICE is responsible for providing safe and humane conditions to the detainees under its custody. Health care is one element of the agency's responsibility. All detention facilities must comply with national standards.

What Countries Are Included in the Hague Adoption Convention
A list of the Hague Adoption Convention countries.

When is the Next Green Card Lottery?
The green card lottery corresponds to the government's fiscal year, which runs from October to September.

When Can I Apply For the Green Card Lottery?
Registration in the DV green card lottery coincides with the beginning of the government's fiscal year.

Gang of Eight
'Gang of Eight' in Senate negotiates a compromise plan for comprehensive immigration reform.

Profile of Grey's Anatomy Immigrant Actors
ABC's popular hospital drama, Grey's Anatomy, boasts four successful immigrants among its cast of main characters.

Immigration News - Immigration in the News
Read about the latest immigration developments being discussed in the news.

World Series Immigrants 2013
Immigrants and foreign-born baseball players have starred in the 2013 World Series.

U.S. Olympic Team Immigrants
Dozens of foreign-born athletes will represent Team USA in the 2012 Olympics.

Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill 2013
In June 2013, the U.S. Senate passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill that was the most sweeping overhaul of the U.S. system in 27 years.

Immigrants in Politics
They might have been born in a different country, but these immigrants in politics embraced the United States as their adopted home. Through their leadership, the following immigrants in politics have helped shape the country.

Immigration News - Immigration in the News
Read about the latest immigration developments being discussed in the news.

Immigration News - Immigration in the News
Read about the latest immigration developments being discussed in the news.

Jose Fernandez, Miami Marlins' Pitcher
Miami Marlins' pitcher Jose Fernandez, a Cuban defector, made three unsuccessful attempts to get to the United States until finally making it on a boat to Cancun, Mexico.

How Do I Find a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Office?
How do I find a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Office?

How Do I Renew My Green Card?
Immigrants who want to renew their green cards must use Form I-90.

How Do I Get a Green Card?
Here's a road map that will get you started on your quest for a green card and permanent residency.

How Do I Become a Naturalized U.S. Citizen?
How do I go through the naturalization process to become an American citizen? Here's a 10-point plan for you.

How Do I Find an Immigration Lawyer?
Finding an immigration lawyer can be critically important for an immigrant who wants to gain legal status in the United States.

How Do I Apply for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD)?
The Employment Authorization Document, or EAD card, allows foreign workers -- immigrants -- to work in the country legally for a specific period of time.

U.S. Citizens Fail Test
One-third of American citizens are unable to pass the civics portion of the immigrant naturalization test given by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

John Morton, Immigration and Customs Enforcement director
President Obama selected John Morton to become director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in 2009 and he has tried to reform the agency.

Citizenship Test Questions
Immigrants who want to become U.S. citizens will have to pass an oral test on civics administered by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Laurene Powell Jobs, Immigrant Activist
Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of Apple's Steve Jobs, has become an advocate for young immigrants, the DREAM Act and comprehensive immigration reform.

Preet Bharara
Preet Bharara, U.S. attorney in Manhattan, is the top enforcer on Wall Street.

Luis Leon, Cuban-American Pastor
Luis Leon, the Cuban-American Pastor at Washington's historic St. John's Episcopal Church, delivered the benediction and President Obama's second inauguration.

Richard Blanco, Cuban-American poet
Cuban-American Richard Blanco was the first openly gay poet to read his work at an inauguration.

Alfred Molina, Actor
British actor Alfred Molina, the son of an Italian mother and Spanish father, knew a lot about the challenges facing immigrants when he became a U.S. citizen.