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Who Can Apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

August 16, 2012 12 comments

To qualify for consideration for deferred action for childhood arrival, one must meet the following criteria:

1. Born after June 15, 1981;
2. Arrived in the United States before the age of 16;
3. Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time;
4. Were present in the United States on June 15, 2012;
5. Entered without inspection before June 15, 2012 or your lawful immigration status expired as of June 15, 2012;
6. Are currently in school, graduated or received a certificate of completion from high school, obtained a general educational development certificate (GED), or that you are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or U.S. Armed Forces; and
7. Are at least 15 years of age at the time of filing, if you have never been in removal proceedings or if your case was terminated before your request.

Why Become A US Citizen?

April 5, 2011 1 comment

Yesterday during a newspaper interview, I was asked the question what is the main reason that an immigrant would want to become an US citizen. I came up with three reasons why a permanent resident would become a citizen (a fourth reason was provided by the interviewer). I am curious as to how accurate these reasons are and whether there are any other reasons why one would choose to become a US citizen. Please vote below:

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