Hurry up and waiting should not be a requirement to become a naturalized U.S. citizen. As part of the naturalization process, the LPR has her fingerprints taken. Within the year after applying, the LPR is called to an interview where she passes an English writing and reading exam and a civics exam. In addition, the LPR must succeed at what is known as a security clearance.
April 1st is the magic date for employers wishing to bring a foreigner to work in the United States or wishing to hire one who is already in the country. About 60,000 openings become available for foreigners that day. If approved, they can work temporarily (beginning on October 1st) for a maximum of six years or even longer if certain exceptions apply.
Did you or your family members file applications with Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS, formerly Immigration and Naturalization Service, INS) or labor certification applications with the Department of Labor?
Foreign-born children are able to obtain U.S. citizenship much faster than their parents. This article discusses several laws that expedite that process and concludes that no child’s citizenship opportunity should be overlooked.
Employment is permitted on a limited basis for students (F visa) and exchange visitors (J visa). The article discusses the differences in employment authorization for person who hold each status. On campus employment refers to work conducted in connection with the school, such as working at a library or in research.
Generally, persons who have committed crimes or who have committed fraud in order to obtain an immigration benefit are not allowed to enter the United States. If they are in the country, those persons are not allowed to become legal permanent residents.