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December 2014 Archives

The immigration process for refugees

California residents who are interested in asylum issues may want some more information about the refugee admission process. The U.S. government provides assistance to those who are accepted for admission into the country for asylum.

How to obtain a B-1 visitor visa

All citizens of foreign countries must obtain a visa in order to travel to California or the 49 other states through a national port of entry. If they are not traveling to the United States for pleasure, they will need to get what is called a B-1 visitor visa. These types of visas are to be used for such things as professional conferences, contract negotiations, or educational purposes.

Examining the criteria for citizenship through military service

California residents who are seeking U.S. citizenship may be interested in one way to make it happen more quickly. Under U.S. law, military service often provides a faster track toward naturalization.

The process of applying for asylum

Non-citizens living in California may be interested in some information on how to seek asylum in the United States. These rules may also allow the families of those fleeing persecution to immigrate to the country.

Citizenship and dual nationality

As California residents may know, when an individual owes allegiance to two countries simultaneously, they are considered to be a dual national. Countries have laws that speak to this issue. In the U.S., the law does not deal with dual nationality other than to acknowledge it exists. When a foreign national becomes a U.S. citizen, the U.S. does not force the individual to choose.

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of California | California Board of Legal Specialization
  • Avvo
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Irvine Chamber