Immigration

How U.S. citizenship guarantees basic rights

Although the ultimate dream of millions of immigrants coming to the United States is citizenship, many fall short of the goal as they encounter obstacles that are part of the complex web of procedures in immigration law. It is also possible for undocumented workers...

Preparing to obtain a student visa

Many students citizens of other countries choose to come to North Carolina's world-renowned educational institutions for their studies. In some ways, their experiences are very much like those of any U.S. citizen at these schools. In others, they are very different....

What is happening with DACA?

There is a lot of false and misleading information on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program right now, especially after a U.S. District Court in Texas found that DACA was illegal. However, recently, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security released...

Are green cards and work permits the same?

If you are an immigrant temporarily living in North Carolina and you want to permanently stay in the United States, you will have to get your green card. A work permit is also important if you plan on getting a job. However, you might wonder if green cards and work...

Understanding the affirmative asylum process

Affirmative asylum is a process that is available to people who are physically present in the U.S. and would like to legally remain in the country. People who apply for asylum are often asking to remain in the U.S. for protection against persecution in their native...

Pursuing a green card in North Carolina

Dealing with a temporary visa can be such a hassle when living in the United States. For one, you limited privileges, and when they expire, you are left with undocumented status and can be deported anytime. Therefore, let us look at how you can easily get a green card...

What is the state of marriage-based visas?

With the popularity of reality television shows based on marriage-based visas and the recent administration change, our readers are likely curious about the current state of marriage-based visas. And, like so many legal issues in life, the answer is, it depends. The...