Monthly Archives: July 2012

Demystifying U.S. Immigration: Taxpaying illegals

Many critics of illegal immigrants purport that these aliens are a huge tax burden on Americans. However, the Chamber of Commerce estimates that over half of illegal immigrants use fake Social Security cards and other documentation to pay federal state … Continue reading

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Demystifying U.S. Immigration: Citizenship through children

“Anchor babies” is a term that refers to children born in the U.S. with at least one parent who resides in the U.S. illegally. Federal laws grant citizenship to the child automatically and let the child sponsor his parents for … Continue reading

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Demystifying U.S. Immigration: Citizenship through marriage

Marrying a U.S. citizen is not a guarantee of permanent residency or citizenship. Marriage does not automatically transfer to permission to enter and reside in the U.S. After marriage, the U.S. citizenship spouse must petition for residency on behalf of … Continue reading

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Demystifying U.S. Immigration: Obstacles to the process

Critics reasonably argue that aliens need to apply for permission to enter the U.S. and wait their turn for approval. This argument is good in theory, but it does not point to the limitations imposed on aliens and their dependents … Continue reading

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Demystifying U.S. Immigration

Anyone who has had to deal with the U.S. immigration system understands that it is practically incomprehensible and far from perfect. Because immigration is such a hot topic in social, political and religious debate, it is hard to determine the … Continue reading

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