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President Trump Considers Ending US Birthright Citizenship

By Ella BergquistSeptember 3, 2019
Family Immigration News and Updates

Recently, President Trump announced that his administration was considering ending birthright citizenship. This would be accomplished via an executive order, which if approved by the courts, would mean children born to non-US citizens on US soil would not automatically become US Citizens. What Is Birthright Citizenship? Birthright Citizenship is the concept that if a child […]

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Success Story: Married US Citizen, Sponsors Family

By Ella BergquistApril 29, 2019
Family Immigration News and Updates

When I attended college in the United States, I married a US citizen. With my parents still living in the UK, I found myself missing them very much. After the wedding, money was tight so I didn’t get to travel to see them often. VisaPlace helped guide me in the right direction to be able […]

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Top Questions About Sponsoring a Boyfriend/Girlfriend to the US

By CaseyFebruary 20, 2020
Family Immigration News and Updates

Thousands of people contact VisaPlace each year with a similar question: how can I bring my girlfriend or boyfriend to the US? Although it seems like there could be an easy answer it can be a bit more difficult because there are many different options. Love is a powerful thing that make people do crazy things including […]

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What is Birthright Citizenship in America?

By Ella BergquistSeptember 12, 2018
Family Immigration News and Updates

Birthright citizenship is a term that comes into the media light every year. The term has been on the headlines a lot recently due to the current White House situation. President Donald Trump proposed in his immigration plan to stop automatically giving citizenship to most people born in the US. Although many people agreed with […]

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How To Bring an Adopted Child to the US: Immigration Through Adoption

By Ella BergquistAugust 21, 2018
Family Immigration News and Updates

Thousands of US citizens adopt children from other countries but many people don’t understand the process these people have to do to bring the children into the US. Intercountry adoption is defined as the adoption of a child born in one country by an adoptive parent living in another country. US Immigration plays a key […]

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Top 10 Things To Do Before Applying for US Spousal Sponsorship

By Ella BergquistOctober 23, 2017
Family Immigration News and Updates

Certain rules in the United States allow permanent residents applying for citizenship through marriage to become naturalized in about three years. The majority of permanent residents must live in the United States for a minimum of five years before applying for citizenship. However, the spouse of a United States citizen who resides in the United […]

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The Facts You Need To Know About DACA

By Ella BergquistJune 22, 2020
Family Immigration News and Updates

What is DACA? “On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal. They are also eligible for work authorization. Deferred action is the use […]

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Same Sex Immigration: DOMA Prop 8 Decision Over-Turned

By fadiAugust 10, 2020
Family Immigration News and Updates

The Supreme court has finally deemed DOMA  unconstitutional. For a long time, same sex couples were forced to either choose between their homeland, or their spouses. Same sex couples have faced a long and hard battle to be able to stay together. Same-sex couples will now be eligible to receive all the same benefits any […]

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How to Sponsor a Spouse to the United States

By Michael NirenDecember 19, 2019
Family Immigration News and Updates

One of the most popular ways of immigrating to the United States is through marriage to an American citizen or American permanent resident (green card holder). When you marry a United States citizen or green card holder, they are able to sponsor you to come to the United States as a permanent resident yourself. However, […]

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How To Sponsor Family to the USA

By Michael NirenOctober 14, 2012
Family Immigration News and Updates

Did you know that if you are a United States citizen or green card holder (lawful permanent resident of the United States), they can sponsor you or their other family members to the US? Spousal Sponsorship in the USA In order to sponsor someone to the United States, the sponsor must be either a United […]

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Waiting Period for a US Spousal Visa to Process

By Michael NirenMay 11, 2012
Family Immigration News and Updates

As a United States permanent resident, you can petition your spouse to immigrate to the United States. While your spouse can be eligible for a green card through you, the process will often take time before your immediate family member can actually obtain a U.S. permanent resident visa. A green card holder is the name […]