Author: Ilona Bray,Loida Nicolas Lewis
Provides information on how individuals that lack employer-sponsors can qualify to obtain permanent U.S. residence.
Author: Ilona Bray
Still a category killer, after all these years. Takes one of the most complex areas of U.S. law and presents it in understandable terms, covering both eligibility and application procedures, for would-be immigrants and those who assist them.
A Couple's Guide to U.S. Immigration
Author: Ilona Bray
The book that’s helped thousands of couples around the world You’re engaged or married to a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and all you want is the right to be together in the United States. Should be simple, right? It’s not. The pile of application forms can be overwhelming, the bureaucracy isn’t helpful, and delays are inevitable. This book will help you succeed. Discover the fastest and best application strategy. Avoid common—and serious—mistakes. Prepare for meetings with officials. Prove your marriage is real—not a fraud. Deal with the two-year testing period for new marriages. The 9th edition covers the expanded provisional waiver opportunity, and changes to application processes. It also provides checklists and sample forms throughout. Use this book if you are living in the United States or overseas and: your fiancé is a U.S. citizen your spouse is a U.S. citizen, or your spouse is a U.S. permanent resident.
Author: Sara Saedi
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
The hilarious, poignant, and true story of one teens's experience growing up in America as an undocumented immigrant from the Middle East, perfect for fans of Mindy Kaling and Lena Dunham's books. At thirteen, bright-eyed, straight-A student Sara Saedi uncovered a terrible family secret: she was breaking the law simply by living in the United States. Only two years old when her parents fled Iran, she didn't learn of her undocumented status until her older sister wanted to apply for an after-school job, but couldn't because she didn't have a Social Security number. Fear of deportation kept Sara up at night, but it didn't keep her from being a teenager. She desperately wanted a green card, along with clear skin, her own car, and a boyfriend. Americanized follows Sara's progress toward getting her green card, but that's only a portion of her experiences as an Iranian-"American" teenager. From discovering that her parents secretly divorced to facilitate her mother's green card application to learning how to tame her unibrow, Sara pivots gracefully from the terrifying prospect that she might be kicked out of the country at any time to the almost-as-terrifying possibility that she might be the only one of her friends without a date to the prom. This moving, often hilarious story is for anyone who has ever shared either fear. “Very funny but never flippant, Saedi mixes ‘90s pop culture references, adolescent angst and Iranian history into an intimate, informative narrative that thoroughly defies current divisive view on immigration.”--The New York Times "With gumption, Saedi draws from her American-ness and Iranian-ness for a successful depiction of immigrant life in the U.S.: a must-read."--Kirkus, starred review "[Saedi's] encouraging advice for undocumented immigrants is invaluable, honest, and heartfelt. This irresistible and timely memoir is hard to put down."--Booklist, starred review "[Saedi's] chatty and comic voice offers surprisingly effective irony in the exploration of her life as an undocumented kid. This is an encounter with a family that many readers will understand and others will long to be a part of, and it may inspire them to reconsider and chronicle their own family tales."--The Bulletin, starred review "Readers will laugh, cry, and empathize with Saedi's adolescent journey as an undocumented Iranian immigrant living in the United States. This book will keep readers fully entertained while pushing them to deeper cultural understandings."--SLJ, starred review
A Guide to the Law, Exam & Interview
Author: Ilona Bray
Everything you need to become a naturalized U.S. citizen For a green card holder, taking the next step to U.S. citizenship offers a host of benefits. But the application process itself can be long and confusing. With Becoming a U.S. Citizen, you can save months, or even years. Best of all, you’ll know that you are taking each needed step in the most efficient way. Learn how to: make sure you are eligible for citizenship understand the risks and rewards of applying fill out application forms study for the citizenship exam interview successfully deal with any setbacks help family members immigrate enjoy your status as a U.S. citizen Becoming a U.S. Citizen also shows how you may be able to take advantage of special benefits and procedures if you have a disability, are in the military, or are the spouse of a U.S. citizen. This new edition reflects current and proposed laws, as well as new fees and procedures.
Everything You Need to Know Explained Easily
Author: ATLANTIC PUBLISHING GROUP
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Group (FL)
A permanent resident is someone who has been granted authorization to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis. As proof of that status, a person is granted a permanent resident card, commonly called a "green card." If you or a family member is interested in legally residing in the United States, obtaining a green card is the fastest way to meeting this goal. Immigration lawyers will charge you thousands of dollars to fill out and file forms you can easily access online and submit yourself. With the help of this book, you can learn all the basics and quickly be on your way to becoming the newest resident of the United States without having to pay for a lawyer. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website is the hub for all things related to obtaining a green card. This book will walk you through accessing and navigating this seemingly confusing and overwhelming site. The process for becoming a permanent resident can be complicated and depends on whether you are currently living inside the United States or abroad. How to Get a Simple Green Card Without a Lawyer will discuss the many methods of becoming a permanent resident, including being sponsored by a family member or employer in the United States, filing as a refugee or for asylum, or participating in other humanitarian programs. The book will describe circumstances in which you might be eligible to file for yourself. You will also learn about the fees required for filing, the timeframe for obtaining a green card, short-term alternatives for entering the United States without a green card, and the different reasons you might be denied permanent resident status. This book offers a detailed overview of the forms needed from start to finish - where to obtain them, how to read and fill them out, and how and where to submit them. The Companion CD-ROM provided with this book includes all of the applications you need to apply for you green card. The book provides you with the tools for creating an organized file of important information regarding your application, submitting photographs and fingerprints for identification, and successfully submitting the application packet. Consequences for providing false information are also described. Once you have applied, this book will provide tips for tracking your application and contacting the USCIS for information about your application. After you have been granted permanent resident status, you will learn how to renew or replace your green card and when authorities might revoke your green card. If you plan to apply for U.S. citizenship, this book will provide you with valuable insight. There are many organizations available to people who are looking to obtain a green card, and this book will introduce you to the services available beyond an attorney. We have spent hundreds of hours interviewing immigration lawyers and newly award green card recipients to provide you with tips and advice to successfully navigate the complexities of becoming a permanent resident of the United States. Before you contemplate hiring an attorney, let this book provide you with everything you need to know about obtaining a green card. This book will save you thousands of dollars in the process.
My Quest for Legal Immigration in an Illegals’ System
Author: Nick Adams
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The story of how one man took on the state department—and won. "Green Card Warrior is a must read." - President Donald Trump Nick Adams had it all: charisma, energy, a promising TV career, a new organization and an approved Green Card petition. The world was at his feet. Then came the unexpected sabotage and political persecution from one individual. It began a spiral of destruction – finances, family, health and career. He almost lost it all. Green Card Warrior is an explosive and startling exposé into the world of legal immigration and what many must endure to come to America. Rising conservative star Nick Adams reveals how he was persecuted by the Obama Administration, and offers an incisive critique of the immigration system – both legal and illegal. This eye-opening account shows how the Obama Administration has broken new ground in its intimidation and harassment of political opponents, now using its State Department to screen and select immigrants based on their politics. In Green Card Warrior, Adams recounts his personal tale, setting it against the larger story of the broken legal immigration system, and unfairness of illegal immigration in America today.
Author: Elzbieta (Elizabeth) Baumgartner
"Helps immigrants establish themselves in the U.S. after legalizing their immigration status. The book describes how to lay foundations for success by cleaning up problems caused by having stayed in the U.S. with a lapsed visa, by unauthorized employment, lacking American credit and employment history, falling victim of fraud, or being arrested"--P.  of cover.
Author: Cheri Sicard,Steven Heller
Publisher: For Dummies
Category: Study Aids
The decision to become a United States citizen is one of the most important choices you can ever make. Before you can become a U.S. citizen, however, you first must be a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. For this reason, before you begin the process, you need to know what you want to achieve – legal immigration or naturalization – and if you can expect to qualify for it. U.S. Citizenship For Dummies will help you get through this often confusing process, from determining how best to qualify to live permanently in the United States to gaining a green card and then citizenship. This reference guide is for anyone who Is interested in living permanently in the U.S. Is a friend or relative of someone who wishes to live permanently in the U.S. Wants to become a naturalized citizen Has no legal background or any familiarity with U.S. immigration This book helps you discover the important requirements you need to meet and offers tips and insights into dealing with the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS). You also get to know other government agencies that you’ll work with while attempting to immigrate to the U.S. or become a citizen. U.S. Citizenship For Dummies covers the following topics and more: Clear information on the immigration process Up-to-date information on various application forms The rights of legal aliens Recent changes in immigration laws Review of English and Civics tests Pointers on the interview process Survey of U.S. history, government, and culture Coverage on visas and green cards Troubleshooting immigration problems Becoming a U.S. citizen carries important duties and responsibilities as well as rights, rewards, and privileges. Before you make the decision to pursue U.S. citizenship, you need to be aware of what you stand to lose and what you stand to gain; you also need to be sure you’re ready to fulfill all the obligations of a good citizen. U.S. Citizenship For Dummies will help you understand all that it means to become a citizen of the United States of America.
Author: Loida Nicolas Lewis,Ilona M. Bray
With green cards at a premium, it's essential that people know all that's required to get these much sought-after documents. This book presents ways to get a green card through:- parents, siblings and adult children- spouses or fiancées- employers- green card lotteries- political asylum or refugee status.Includes lists of more than 400 groups that help with paperwork and offer counseling and legal referrals.
Author: Saundra Amrhein
Publisher: Umbrage Editions
Offers stories of fifty recent immigrants, each with permanent residence or citizenship, who have come to fulfill their potential and start a new life in the United States.
A Step-By-Step Guide with Templates and Tools to Becoming a Permanent Resident of the United States
Author: Marcus Campana
Get Your Marriage-based Green Card and Live in the U.S. with Your American Spouse. "This book is very detailed and has everything that you need." Timothy W. "The Marriage Green Card Kit is so helpful." Su-Ching L. You want to become a permanent resident of the U.S. but bureaucratic process and paper work feels overwhelming. Your case is simple, so you may not need to spend thousands of dollars on an attorney. What you need is a guide on how to fill out the right documents the right way, how to organize them, and what to expect each step of the way.You will find that and more in a clear and to-the-point presentation including: GUIDEBOOK A complete manual spilling the details of each question and clarifying the purpose of each form in a compact and easy-read-format. You'll find... Step-by-step instructions for completing every form with example entries Time saving tips and common mistakes to avoid How to assemble your application for faster approval Preparing for the interview and Biometrics appointment with sample questions A helpful chart of all required documents and more! CHECKLISTS These checklists demystify the requirements and give you the confidence and peace of mind that you did everything correctly. Complete checklist for your initial application What to bring to the Biometrics appointment What to bring to the interview What to include with your I-751 petition EXAMPLE ENTRIES Your very own cheat sheets that help you navigate the often confusing forms. See EXACTLY what USCIS is asking for and just replace the examples with your information TEMPLATES Time-saving templates that will help you plug-in your information to ensure your success! Translator's Certificate Continuation Sheet Employer Letter Advance Parole Letter Cover Letter
Author: Ilona Bray,Alayna Schroeder,Marcia Stewart
Category: Business & Economics
Get insights from real estate professionals to help you determine when is the best time for you to buy a house. The authors show you how to research the market, decide what you want-- and what you can afford-- and ways to protect yourself with inspections and insurance.
How to Survive, how to Thrive, how to be Fully Alive
Author: Monette Adeva Maglaya
Publisher: Pdi Books
Category: Social Science
For the prospective immigrant whose internal compass points to America as the place to be; for those searching for a road map as a guide in building an exciting and new, meaningful life; and perhaps even for some who sometimes forget what a great gift iti
Author: G. B. Gordon
Publisher: Bluewater Bay Story
Arkady Izmaylov is a family man. He's also gay. In Russia. His sister Natalya has been telling him to get out for years, but it's only after an attack in the street that he finally concedes and says yes to her desperate plan of him marrying a stranger for a green card. Jason Cooley was taught from birth that he's no good to anyone. Then the military taught him he was good enough to save other lives, but that purpose got amputated along with his leg. He's now working security at Wolf's Landing and sending monthly checks to his ex for their daughter's education. When Natalya asks him to marry her brother, Jason knows right away he'll do it more for the mission than the money she's offering. But when he actually meets Arkady, his mission turns complicated. Jason quickly discovers he's not as straight as he thought. He's also the man of Arkady's dreams. Arkady must convince Jason that he's worth loving, and that Arkady won't disappear from his life like everyone else. Because Arkady has always wanted a family of his own, and he's not letting go of this one.
A Biennial Anthology
Author: Sanford Berman,James Philip Danky
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Category: Libraries and society
"Libraries tout themselves as bastions of democracy. They're supposed to be accessible, egalitarian, and neutral-not peddling any one ideology or product, not shill for any particular class or party or world view"-from Sanford Berman's "Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk." This highly acclaimed biennial provides a reminder of the roots of librarianship and a prod to a profession that has sometimes forgotten those principles. Women, Censorship/Human Rights, and Cyberspace are just a few of the topics covered, with writings from Chris Atton, Heather Moorcroft, and others. Articles come from such sources as Multicultural Review and Progressive Librarian. A special feature examines the Hawaiian outsourcing scandal.
Author: Laurence A. Canter,Martha S. Siegel
With all the necessary forms and the step-by-step Instructions to fill them out, this comprehensive book covers every possible way to legally enter and inhabit the United States. The 5th edition has been completely revised and updated.