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August 2015 Archives

North Carolina debates immigrant identification issue

A heated debate has arisen among both political parties and the general public in North Carolina concerning an immigration-related issue. Whether an undocumented immigrant should be allowed to obtain and carry a municipal identification card is the matter being discussed. While some have voiced their staunch support of the proposed idea, others have contested it, saying it would be a danger to society.

North Carolina immigrants might need paper forms

Recent notices have been published that announce upcoming changes for those in North Carolina and elsewhere with regard to the electronic system that has previously been available to those filing certain immigration forms. The changes involve a discontinuation of the electronic system, necessitating the use of paper forms. Several types of forms commonly used by immigrants are to be included in the dissolution of the digital filing system.

Krasinski and McConaughey celebrate U.S. citizenship of wives

Fans in North Carolina and across the nation shared in the recent joy of two television and movie stars whose wives took legal oaths in a United States courthouse. Both women obtained U.S. citizenship as their families gathered round in support of their achievements. Online social networks were abuzz with congratulatory messages in honor of the occasion.

Some say immigrants are underserved economically

In North Carolina and throughout the United States, many have emigrated from foreign lands in order to seek what they believe will be more opportunity for success and a better future for themselves and their families. It is no secret that the issues of immigration policy and reform are controversial and ongoing in both political and private sectors across the nation. Aside from matters of legitimization of status, however, some say that immigrants should be given full economic citizenship, regardless of their legal statuses.

Facing a removal notice in North Carolina?

Undocumented immigrants in the United States often face situations that make them feel vulnerable and helpless. Being served with a removal notice is one such circumstance that can be very stressful for you as you have been threatened with deportation and could face being separated from your family. It might be of comfort to know that there is help available from those who can guide you through the process of determining what options might exist in order for you to avoid removal from North Carolina and the United States.

Studies suggest work-related injuries have recently decreased

In North Carolina and throughout the United States, some workers suffer injury or illness in the workplace that results in claims for compensation benefits. In the aftermath of some work-related injuries, an employee sometimes deems it necessary to pursue legal action in a civil court due to what he or she believes to be extenuating circumstances in his or her case. Workers in North Carolina might be interested in a recent article that discussed these issues and suggested that, in recent years, accidents in the workplace have decreased.

Family immigration may lead to better life in North Carolina

It is not uncommon for people to come to the United States from foreign lands, seeking a better life. Many times, those emigrating are fleeing immediate dangers, extreme poverty or political or personal persecution that has led them to leave their native land and seek respite within the borders of the United States. Often, family immigration is undertaken, with parents attempting to bring infants, toddlers and/or teens with them as they make the sometimes dangerous journey to what they believe will be a better way of life. Some of those families might come to reside in North Carolina and might find themselves in need of professional legal advice when attempting to attain residency in the United States.

Job-related accident takes life of North Carolina lineman

Certain jobs in North Carolina pose a higher personal risk to workers than others. It would be logical to assume that those who work with electricity are among those who face potential hazards daily on the job. It is always tragic when a job-related accident results in the loss of life, as in the recent tragedy involving an electrical lineman.

North Carolina immigrants might have temporary protected status

In North Carolina and elsewhere, some have arrived in the state from countries that have been issued a special designated status. The Secretary of Homeland Security (SHS) sometimes lists certain countries under a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation. This is typically done when it is thought that reasons or conditions exist whereby immigrants residing in the United States would be unable to return safely to their homelands.

Recall could affect immigrant standing in North Carolina

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services agency (USCIS) recently announced a recall of a three-year work permit. Any immigrant in North Carolina who possesses this type of permit might wish to take note of a recent publication discussing the recall. His or her Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status could be affected by a failure to comply.