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While serving on a jury has been a civic duty, until now, it’s been a duty enjoyed only by citizens. California is poised to change that, recently passing a bill that would allow permanent legal residents to serve on juries. more...

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A striking deviation in U.S. immigration policy occurred recently, creating an interesting debate over the hot-button issue of immigration. President Obama’s Deferred Action program might drastically modify current legislation already in place in some states, effectively pitting federal might against the rights of individual states. more...

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A green card holder can live in the U.S. indefinitely, work, enlist in the armed forces, or start a business. The only things a green card will not provide are the right to vote, receive government benefits, and protection from deportation. However you obtain your green card, it is the first step to becoming an American citizen. more...

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You've scoured the catalogs or gone through an international agency and found your foreign soulmate. A few phone calls, letters, maybe a visit, and she said yes to your marriage proposal. Now what? For your fiancée to come to the States, she must obtain a K-1 visa. The following will help you better understand just what to expect. more...

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Irritated with the federal government's inadequate attempts to curb illegal immigration, citizens in Arizona have formed ad hoc task forces to patrol the U.S./Mexican border. The most notorious of these groups, The Minutemen, claim they have reduced the flow of illegal immigration by up to 75% Supporters have praised these groups as patriotic citizens, while critics have denounced them as racist hate groups. In a climate of increased xenophobia and national unease, are these groups hurting more than they are helping? more...

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It is estimated that between 4 and 10 million U.S. citizens live abroad. And, some of these Americans have children in their current home country. Does being born in a foreign country mean these children can never fully enjoy Fourth of July fireworks, the right to vote, or the chance to become President? Read on to find out more.... more...

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There is no marriage between multiple spouses and U.S. law. But debates over marriage laws are in the air with the attention that is being paid to the possible institutionalization of gay marriage. With a potential Constitutional amendment looming over our heads, who knows what the future holds for marriage in general. more...

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The United States is one hot destination. Whether the lure is Hollywood, the Statue of Liberty or the world's highest standard of living, people pour over American borders every day, searching for a good time or a better life. To do either, every one of these people is legally required to have a visa, issued by the United States Department of State. If someone comes to the United States without a visa, or stays after his or her visa is expired, that person is breaking the law. more...

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If getting to live in the United States is a dream, then getting a green card is like winning the lottery. So, what exactly are the benefits. more...

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Is "get off my property" the same as "get outta my country?" One police chief in New Hampshire sure seems to think so. He has charged an illegal immigrant with criminal trespassing; hoping Washington and Immigration Services will get the message. more...

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