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August 2014 Archives

Many immigrants are deported more than once

Many immigrants leave their native country to find work in Pennsylvania and other areas in the U.S. but are quickly deported. According to a recent report, if those individuals return to the country illegally, they can be charged with a felony.

Learning about dual citizenship

Certain immigrants to Pennsylvania may wish to acquire the benefits of American citizenship but may still wish to keep their citizenship to their homeland. For these individuals, they may approach the citizenship process with the goal of becoming a dual citizen. If granted dual citizenship, these individuals will have the legal rights and responsibilities associated with being a citizen of both countries.

Immigrating and starting a business with the E-2 visa

It may be possible for individuals interested in immigrating to the United States to do so by opening a business in Pennsylvania. The E-2 visa allows entrepreneurs to move to the U.S. with their families, and individuals who have run a successful business elsewhere and have sufficient investment funds may be good candidates for this visa. If the business is particularly innovative, creates a number of new jobs and is big enough, the chances for approval increase.

Visa program may benefit Pennsylvania immigrants

A visa program established in 1990 has helped bring about economic improvement in many troubled areas. Investor-based visa applications are on the rise. However, many Americans are still somewhat unaware of this option that provides a means for permanent residency. Before this legislation was passed, employment-based visa categories were limited to certain types of exceptionally skilled people, such as artists, scientists with advanced degrees and migrant workers. The most recent category is designed with investors in mind.

Extreme workload for non-profits assisting minor immigrants

Those who work with Pennsylvania non-profit agencies may understand the stresses facing organizations in Miami as they attempt to reunite young immigrants with their families. The flow of children from Central American countries into the United States has consistently increased in the last two years, resulting in heavy workloads for relevant non-profits. Organizations now often lack the funding to pay the workers needed to handle the increasing demand for their services. Layoffs have affected some of these organizations, and in many cases, workers put in a significant amount of unpaid hours.