Immigration Issues Sitemap - Page 2 2016-09-26

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, House Cuban-American
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen fled Castro's Cuba when she was 8 and went on to push for the DREAM Act as a member of the U.S. Congress.

Andrei Kirilenko
Russian immigrant basketball star Andrei Kirilenko of the Utah Jazz became a U.S. citizen in 2011.

Profile of Michael Moritz
Michael Moritz came to the United States from Wales and early on recognized the enormous potential of Silicon Valley.

José Andrés, Renowned Chef
José Andrés immigrated to the United States from Spain and quickly became one of the country's top chefs.

Profile of Lopez Lomong, U.S. Olympic runner
Lopez Lomong, one of Sudan's

Mazie Keiko Hirono
Mazie Keiko Hirono won a U.S. Senate race in Hawaii and became the state's first female senator and the first Japanese immigrant elected to the Senate.

Elon Musk, Entrepreneur and Inventor
South African-born Elon Musk, who from childhood dreamed of becoming a U.S. citizen, is the entrepreneur and inventor who is the driving force behind Tesla Motors and SpaceX.

ICE Scandal
Former Immigration and Customs Enforcement official James M. Woosley received a 20-month prison sentence for defrauding the agency of more than $500,000.

Immigrants Lifting Housing Market
Immigrant homeownership is rising steadily and it helped carry the U.S. economy through the housing crash during the last decade.

What Health Care Ruling Means
Supreme Court ruling means immigrants with legal residency can buy health care insurance but undocumented immigrants are excluded.

Diversity Visas - Number of Diversity Visas Issued Each Year
Up to 55,000 immigrant visas are available each year as part of the diversity visa program, but only 50,000 of these visas are allocated to the green card lottery. Find out where the missing 5,000 visas end up.

Employers Sponsor Immigrant Workers
U.S. employers can sponsor immigrant workers and help them come to the United States with EB visas.

What Is the Border Security Trigger?
The comprehensive immigration reform plan calls for border security triggers to be met before immigrants living in the country illegally can move forward on a pathway toward citizenship.

What Is the Border Commission?
The Senate's comprehensive immigration reform bill calls for the creation of a Border Commission to develop border security if the federal government fails to rein in illegal immigration.

What Is the Path to Citizenship?
Details of the path to citizenship are some of the most contentious issues in the negotiations for a comprehensive immigration reform bill.

What Is the FDNS
The Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate (FDNS) investigates immigrants who are suspected of abusing the benefits system or engaging in terrorist activity.

DV Green Card Lottery - Education or Work Experience Requirements For the DV Green Card Lottery
All green card lottery entrants must meet the education or work experience requirement to be eligible for the DV program.

Employment Second Preference - Immigration Glossary - Employment Second Preference
A definition of the immigration term, employment second preference.

Employment Third Preference - Immigration Glossary - Employment Third Preference
A definition of the immigration term, employment third preference.

K1 Fiance Visa - Immigration Glossary - Definition of K1 Fiance Visa
A definition of the immigration term, K1 fiance visa.

Nonimmigrant Visa - Immigration Glossary - Nonimmigrant Visa
A definition of the immigration term, nonimmigrant visa.

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

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

Permanent Resident - Immigration Glossary - Definition of Permanent Resident
A definition of the immigration term, permanent resident.

Significant Public Benefit Parole - Immigration Glossary - Definition of Significant Public Benefit Parole
A definition of the immigration term, significant public benefit parole.

V1 Visa - Immigration Glossary - Definition of V1 Visa
A definition of the immigration term, V1 visa.

Employment First Preference - Immigration Glossary - Employment First Preference
A definition of the immigration term, employment first preference.

Adjust Status - Immigration Glossary - Definition of Adjust Status
A definition of the immigration term, adjust status.

Alien - Immigration Glossary - Alien
A definition of the immigration term, alien.

Conditional Permanent Resident - Immigration Glossary - Definition of Conditional Permanent Resident
A definition of the immigration term, conditional permanent resident.

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

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

Illegal Alien - Immigration Glossary - Definition of Illegal Alien
A definition of the immigration term, illegal alien.

Immigrant Visa - Immigration Glossary - Immigrant Visa
A definition of the immigration term, immigrant visa.

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

I-9 - Immigration Glossary - Definition of I-9
A definition of the immigration term, I-9.

Natural Born Citizen - Immigration Glossary - Natural Born Citizen
A definition of the immigration term, natural born citizen.

Public Charge - Immigration Glossary - Definition of Public Charge
A definition of the immigration term, public charge.

New Naturalization Test - 10 New Naturalization Test Questions
Do you have what it takes to pass the new naturalization test? Take these 10 questions from the redesigned, new naturalization test and find out.

New Naturalization Test - 10 New Naturalization Test Questions
Do you have what it takes to pass the new naturalization test? Take these 10 questions from the redesigned, new naturalization test and find out. Page 2.

Redesigned Naturalization Test - USCIS Redesigns Naturalization Test
The redesigned naturalization test is effective October 1, 2008. Find out everything you need to know about the new test.

Expedited Citzenship for Military Personnel
The Immigration and Naturalization Act allows expedited citizenship processing for certain members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their spouses stationed with them overseas.

Visa Waiver Program - Definition and Eligibility
Definition of the program and a list of participating countries.

Who Determines the Required Vaccinations? - Vaccination Requirements for Immigrants
Find out who determines what vaccines are required for new immigrants.

What Can I Bring to Show Proof of Immunizations? - Vaccination Requirements for Immigrants
If you've already been immunized against certain diseases, you can avoid being re-vaccinated if you can show evidence of the vaccinations.

Why Are Vaccinations Necessary? - Vaccination Requirements for Immigrants
Find out why vaccinations are a necessary component of the immigration medical exam.

DV Green Card Lottery - How to Enter the DV Green Card Lottery
Your one-stop shop for information about the diversity visa (DV) or

Green Card Lottery Excluded Countries - DV-2010 List of Ineligible Countries
Anyone who wants to take part in the Green Card Lottery must be a native of an eligible country. Find out if what countries are on the DV-2010 ineligible list.

Avoid Losing Your Green Card - Keep Your Green Card in Good Standing
Make sure you know how to maintain your permanent resident status to avoid losing your green card.

What Is Family-Based Immigration?
An explanation of a popular immigrant visa category.

Do I Need to Hire a Lawyer to Register in the Green Card Lottery?
Green card lottery applications are straight-forward and can be easily completed without obtaining legal advice. However, errors made on the application could make you ineligible for selection, so weigh the pros and cons carefully before making a decision.

Green Card Lottery - Can I Confirm Whether or Not I Was Selected in the Green Card Lottery?
Millions apply for a diversity visa, hoping to be selected as a winner in the green card lottery. Find out how you can confirm if you're a green card lottery winner.

Will I Receive Notification if I'm Not a Lottery Winner?
With millions of people registering for the diversity visa each year, it would be difficult to provide notification to all applicants.

How Will I Know if I'm a Green Card Lottery Winner?
Millions apply for a diversity visa, but only those selected will receive notification.

What is the Diversity Visa Program?
The Diversity Visa Program, better known as the green card lottery, provides individuals from countries with low immigration to the U.S., an opportunity to live and work permanently in the United States.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County has earned the reputation of being

What are the Penalties for Registering/Voting Before I'm Eligible?
There are serious consequences for registering to vote or voting in an election when you do not meet the citizenship requirements.

How Do I Register to Vote? - Voting for New U.S. Citizens
An overview of the voting registration process for new U.S. citizens.

How Can a Permanent Resident Support a Political Campaign? - Green Card Holders and the Campaign
Permanent residents cannot vote in a federal election, but there are other ways to get involved in the campaigns.

Citizenship Day - What is Citizenship Day
A day for all American citizens, whether natural born or naturalized, to celebrate and take pride in their U.S. citizenship.

Arizona Senate Bill 1070
On April 23, 2010 Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed Senate Bill 1070 into law. The controversial bill gives Arizona law enforcement the authority to stop people whom officers have

Citizenship and the U.S. Military - 10 Facts About Citizenship and the U.S. Military
U.S. military members who have served honorably on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces have an expedited path to citizenship. Learn about the 10 facts about citizenship and the U.S. military.

Citizenship FAQ - What Are the General Naturalization Requirements
Learn what is required to become a U.S. citizen.

U.S. Citizenship - The Path to U.S. Citizenship
The immigration goal for many is to become a U.S. citizen. Learn about the path to citizenship, which includes becoming a permanent resident with a green card and ends with the naturalization process to become a U.S. citizen.

Visas - Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visas
Learn about the different types of U.S. visas available for both immigrants and nonimmigrants.

Affidavit of Support - Immigration Glossary - Affidavit of Support
A definition of the immigration term, affidavit of support.

Department of Homeland Security - Immigration Glossary - Definition of Department of Homeland Security
A definition of the immigration term, Department of Homeland Security.

Levi Strauss - Profile of Levi Strauss
Learn about Levi Strauss, founder of Levi Strauss & Company; the first company to manufacture blue jeans.

Michael J. Fox - Profile of Successful Immigrant Michael J. Fox
This dual Canadian-U.S. citizen is an actor and founder of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

Green Cards - Become a Permanent Resident With a Green Card
Want to become a permanent resident? Whether you're looking for information on applying for a green card, an adjustment of status or how to take part in the green card lottery, you'll find the information here.

Green Card Lottery - FAQ on Green Card Lottery
This FAQ provides detailed information about the green card lottery.

Withholding of Removal - Immigration Glossary - Definition of Withholding of Removal
A definition of the immigration term, withholding of removal.

Employment Fourth Preference - Immigration Glossary - Employment Fourth Preference
A definition of the immigration term, employment fourth preference.

Immigrant Life - Immigrant Life in the US
Discover the information and tools needed to successfully transition to life as an immigrant in the United States.

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

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