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How to avoid lengthy delays in the immigration process.

The immigration process is particularly slow and difficult right now for hundreds of thousands of individuals seeking to complete their immigration or naturalization status in the United States. With various refugee situations and an overloaded system, it can take up to four times as long to complete the process.

Texas governor seeks to block Syrian refugees

The horrific terrorist attacks in Paris have resulted in a backlash against Syrian refugees. In the days after the attacks, which killed more than 120 people, state governors in the U.S., including Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, have said that they will not allow Syrian refugees to enter their states.

Why Houston police officers do not check immigration status

A sanctuary city is a city in the United States that has policies in place designed to not prosecute undocumented immigrants, either by law or by habit. As Channel 2 Investigates recently reported as part of its series on illegal immigration and crime, many people believe that Houston is one of the sanctuary cities. However, the investigation revealed that's not so.

Texas denying birth certificates to U.S.-born children

Since President Obama took executive action in 2012 to protect millions of immigrants from deportation, a few states have been doing what they can to rebel.

What is the status of DAPA and expanded DACA?

As you probably already know, President Barack Obama took executive action in November of last year aimed at helping millions of immigrants stay in the United States legally. The Obama Administration did this by taking two steps:

Texas resident might like to know about the J-1 visa program

Some people who want to come to the United States want to come here to learn a trade or get an education. Others might want to come to experience the culture. For these people, they will need to get a visa through the J-1 visa program, which is also known as the Exchange Visitor Program. There are several factors that people who are interested in this program should know before applying. Our Texas readers might be interested in some points related to this visa program.

What is a family-based immigration visa?

People in the United States who have family members overseas might decide that they want to help their loved ones get a family-based immigration visa so they can enjoy the U.S. In that situation, there are a lot of questions that come up about the family-based immigration program that some of our Texas readers might like to know the answer to, especially when it comes to different types of visas.

Family-based immigration visas in the United States

When you or a family member wants to come the United States, it might be possible to get a family-based immigration visa. There are several considerations that you must think about when you are thinking about pursuing one of these visas to come into the U.S. Our readers in Texas might be interested in learning about some of the points of family-based immigration visas.

Key points about green card renewals in the United States

For permanent residents of the United States, knowing that their 10-year green card is going to expire or has expired can be stressful. Those residents need to get started with the processing for getting the card renewed. This process can be started if the green card expires in six months or less or if it has already expired. Our Texas readers might like to know more about the process for renewing a green card.

What is the naturalization process like in the United States?

In one of our posts last week, we discussed some of the criteria to become a naturalized citizen of the United States. This week, we are going to expand some on what the process entails so that our readers in Texas know what to expect during the process.

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