Author: Ilona Bray,Loida Nicolas Lewis
Provides information on how individuals that lack employer-sponsors can qualify to obtain permanent U.S. residence.
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.
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.
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 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
Written by an immigration attorney, this bestselling book - now completely revised and updated - covers every possible way to legally enter and live in the United States. Readers find out how the U.S. immigration system really works, and how to qualify for: student visas, work visas, asylum, green cards, citizenship U.S. Immigration Made Easy provides all the necessary form and the step-by-step instructions needed to fill them out. Hopeful immigrants will learn how to fill out and file all the required paperwork, and get the inside scoop on how to approach the enormous INS bureaucracy.
The COMPLETE Do-It-Yourself Guide to the USA Diversity Visa Lottery
Author: J. Stephen Wilson,Marybeth Rael
Publisher: Creative Networks
This is the latest edition of Win the Green Card Lottery! The COMPLETE Do-It-Yourself Guide. Written for both entrants and winners, this is the most successful continually running book devoted to the popular immigration program from the U.S. Department of State. No other publisher even attempts to keep up with the yearly changes to the USA Diversity Visa Program. FOR ENTRANTS. For calendar year 2014 ("DV-2016") green card lottery registrants, we explain personal and residential requirements in much more detail than on the U.S. State Department and USCIS federal government websites. We also include the latest suggestions that can prevent you from being accidentally disqualified; what to do if you are out of status; and other ways to get a green card. Of course, we list qualifying O*Net occupations; complete photo guidelines; additional immigration resources; how and when to use lottery services and immigrant attorneys; and more. PLUS we provide everything you need to know if you win. FOR WINNERS. For calendar year 2013 ("DV-2015") green card lottery winners we clearly explain how to use the monthly visa bulletin; all about your ranking number; choosing between adjusting status and consular processing; your interview with the U.S. consulate; how to handle your USCIS green card interview; what to do if your application is denied, and more. We also provide tips to avoid other lesser-known mistakes in the final stages of getting your immigrant visa. This is our eleventh annual edition. The FREE version (Chapters 1-3 only) is available at: http://www.mygreencard.com/downloads.php. A full Table of Contents is available at: http://www.mygreencard.com/toc.php.
Author: Ilona M. Bray,Carl Falstrom
Fiancé & Marriage Visas has been described as a “lifesaver” and “easy to understand” by its readers. And no wonder, this book makes obtaining a visa and green card as painless as possible. It provides a complete roadmap through the immigration services' rules and regulations and along the way: • Demystifies the immigration process • Offers strategies for speeding up the bureaucracy • Gives tips on preventing charges of marriage fraud • Provides instructions for each step • And much more The 5th edition covers the latest fees, sponsorship requirements and procedural changes to the application process. It also provides sample forms throughout and instructions on how to find the all the current forms online.
Category: Latin America
Clippings of Latin American political, social and economic news from various English language newspapers.
Author: Stanton Braverman,Diana D. Wilkins
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Having a successful career. Being a good spouse. Being a good parent. Can these ever really mix? What will you need to sacrifice? In What Is the Price? first-time author Dr. Diana Wilkins takes a look at the lives of several different women to explore this very question. Challenge and realize your own values through the lives of Monique, Anna, Tony, and several others in scenarios crafted from real-life experiences. Encounter the intimate details of everyday people trying to navigate the roads of life, and discover the freedom of finding peace amidst societal pressures choosing a career over family. What Is the Price? is an informative, easy-to-read tool, perfect for small groups or personal independent reflection.
Author: Ilona M. Bray
Covering the topics that most immigration guides don't, this book is the most complete resource available today.
The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America
Author: Helen Thorpe
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Social Science
A powerful and moving account of four young women from Mexico who have lived most of their lives in the United States and attend the same high school. Two of them have legal documentation and two do not. Just Like Us is their story. A stunning work of in-depth journalism in the tradition of Random Family, Helen Thorpe's Just Like Us takes us deep into an American subculture -- that of Mexican immigrants -- largely hidden from the mainstream. We meet four girls on the eve of their senior prom, in Denver, Colorado. Each is bright and ambitious and an excellent student. Their leader, Marisela, dazzles teachers during the day and spends her evenings checking groceries to help pay the bills. She dreams of college and a professional career -- but she doesn't have a green card or a Social Security number because her parents brought her across the border illegally. Marisela's best friend, Yadira, shares her predicament. But they spend all of their time with two girls who are legal -- Elissa, who was born in the United States, and Clara, who has a green card. Each of the girls views the others as her equals, yet the world does not treat them that way. Their situation becomes increasingly painful and complex as the four young women approach adulthood, and Marisela and Yadira watch their two legal friends gain opportunities that are not available to them. All four hold American aspirations, but only Clara and Elissa have the documents necessary to realize those hopes. Their friendship starts to divide along lines of immigration status. Then a political firestorm begins. An illegal immigrant commits a horrendous crime in Denver, and a local congressman seizes on the act as proof of all that is wrong with American society. Arguments over immigration rage fiercely, and the girls' lives play out against a backdrop of intense debate over whether they have any right to live in the country where they have grown up. This brilliant, fast-paced work of narrative journalism is a vivid coming-of-age story about girlhood, friendship, and, most of all, identity -- what it means to fake an identity, steal an identity, or inherit an identity from one's parents and country. No matter what one's opinions are about immigration, Just Like Us offers fascinating insight into one of our most complicated social issues today. The girls, their families, those who welcome them, and those who object to their presence all must grapple with the same deep dilemma: Who is an American? Who gets to live in America? And what happens when we don't agree?