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May 2015 Archives

How criminal convictions affect naturalized citizens

The process for immigrants to become naturalized citizens is long and complex, so it is only natural that they be concerned about whether they could be deported if they are convicted of a crime, whether the conviction occurs in California or any other state. While a conviction is not likely to lead to deportation when the crime was committed after the individual became a naturalized citizen, there are some rare cases in which deportation is possible.

Changes to immigration law regarding family detention

California residents may be interested to learn that on May 13, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced it will be changing one of its policies regarding detention of immigrant families who are crossing the border illegally. It will no longer consider deterrence when making its decision about detention.

EB-5 visa applications for Chinese investors paused

Chinese immigrants and investors looking to travel to California through the EB-5 visa program may be interested to learn that the program was paused on May 8. The report noted that this does not necessarily mean that the program is ending; the State Department and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services are reportedly giving investors from other countries a chance to obtain their green card.

A look at visa requirements for visiting international athletes

California residents may wish to know more about the visa process for bringing international athletes into the U.S. for competitions. Once granted, these visas are available and renewable for the duration of the athletic event.

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