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Georgia Naturalization News

By Shirazi Immigration Law, Inc. |

September 13, 2022 was a great day for some Atlanta immigrants as they attended a ceremony where they took the new citizenship oath. Coincidentally, Citizenship Day and Constitution Week began four days later on September 17, 2022.  Almost 100,000 Naturalized Citizens Georgia has approximately 97,000 naturalized citizens in residence in 2022, with most living… Read More »

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4 Most Common Visas Issued By The United States

By Shirazi Immigration Law, Inc. |

The United States Department of State’s statistics of Immigrant visas issued in the fiscal year 2021 indicated that the total number of visas was well over 280,000. That year, because of the pandemic, the number of visas issued in the country was dramatically impacted. It was advised that only mission critical and emergency services… Read More »

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Can A Green Card Holder Be Deported From The United States?

By Shirazi Immigration Law, Inc. |

When an immigrant or a non-citizen is inside of the country, they have to walk a thin line between following specific laws and working not to do anything that would get them tangled up with the law. Failure to do so would often mean deportation. However, even green card holders are not immune from… Read More »

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The Current State Of DACA

By Shirazi Immigration Law, Inc. |

DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals instituted under the Obama administration in 2012 was recently deemed to be in violation of U.S immigration law. This is a huge deal for the program which was set up to allow as many as 600,000 immigrants who do not have legal status, safeguards against deportation, and… Read More »

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When Is The Right Time To Request Voluntary Departure From The United States?

By Shirazi Immigration Law, Inc. |

For immigrants that are looking at being deported from the United States, voluntary departure may be a preferred method for leaving the country. Voluntary departure means that the immigrant is going to willingly leave. While having to depart from the United States may be distressing for an immigrant to have to consider, voluntary departure… Read More »

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The EB-5 Visa Program – What Are The Basic Requirements?

By Shirazi Immigration Law, Inc. |

In 1990, the United States Congress created the EB-5 Program, also known as the Immigrant Investor Program. If a potential immigrant can qualify under the program, they can legally enter and reside in the United States. Basic Requirements The U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website states, “To qualify for the EB-5 program, a… Read More »

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Is Everyone Born In The United States Entitled To Citizenship?

By Shirazi Immigration Law, Inc. |

If you were born in the United States, then in most cases, you will become a United States citizen. This includes the continental United States, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Though, there are some instances where birth in the country does not equate with citizenship. If you… Read More »

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13 Factors That Can Bar You From Getting Asylum In The United States

By Shirazi Immigration Law, Inc. |

In 2021, there were 11,454 people that were given protection and shelter as refugees in the United States according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Suppose you are seeking asylum in the United States. In that case, some important things can help you better understand if you will qualify and be successful or… Read More »

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How Crimmigation Lawyers Help Non-Citizens

By Shirazi Immigration Law, Inc. |

Non-US citizens have a lot to think about with respect to their actions while in the United States. If the ultimate goal is to stay permanently, these individuals have a very high bar to meet to remain in good standing in the country. This means that any action which could potentially be unlawful must… Read More »

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The Benefits Of Building Positive Financials As A Non-Citizen In The United States

By Shirazi Immigration Law, Inc. |

Everyone living in the United States has one thing in common, and that is how to manage their specific and unique financial situation. After all, it takes money to function in life, buy food, have shelter, pay taxes, and address all other aspects of life. For individuals that are non-citizens, it is not just… Read More »

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