law office of Troy J. Mattes, p.c.
Local: 717-208-2481
Toll Free: 800-574-5563
Responsive & Efficient Immigration Legal Services

March 2015 Archives

Removing conditions from a green card based on marriage

Foreigners in Pennsylvania who have conditions on their permanent residence status based on marriage may have those conditions removed after two years. A person who marries a U.S. citizen and becomes a permanent resident must wait two years to have conditions removed so that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services can be sure that the marriage was not fraudulent.

Criminal cases and immigration consequences

If you are facing criminal charges in Pennsylvania, you should be aware that certain pleas or convictions in criminal cases may expose you to deportation and removal proceedings. Even if you are a lawful permanent resident, conviction for some crimes may result in the government's taking action to rescind your green card.

Understanding denaturalization

There may be residents in Pennsylvania interested in learning more about how the government has the power to revoke their U.S. citizenship. The process is officially referred to as denaturalization, and anyone subjected to this may also be deported from the country. However, anyone considered to be a naturally born citizen may not have their citizenship revoked without their consent. Naturally born citizens must choose to renounce their citizenship to the United States by their own free will.

Obama vows officials violating orders will face consequences

Pennsylvanians may be interested to learn about how President Obama is reacting to a federal judge's recent ruling. The federal judge in Texas halted the president's executive action on immigration, a move that is currently under appeal by the government.