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Why would Americans need to sponsor immigrant siblings?

It may seem counterintuitive, but not all siblings share the same citizenship and one may need to sponsor the other for a green card. Although many people in Lancaster likely do share the same citizenship, whether American or otherwise, there are some who don't and want to bring their siblings to the country. As with any other family member being sponsored for permanent residency, there are specific requirements that must be met.

Fraud, crimes of moral turpitude and deportation

Most people in York are taught not to lie when they are children. They are told that if they lie, no one will be able to trust them when they are telling the truth, much like the boy who cried wolf. This is more than just a good rule by which to live one's life; it is a requirement for becoming a citizen in the United States. If someone applying to naturalize is found to have committed a crime involving lying or dishonesty, it may be considered a crime of moral turpitude and the individual will be rejected.

How driving to work could lead to criminal charges

As many people in Reading remember, President Obama started the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals in 2012 as a way to provide work permits and temporary relief from deportation to young people who lack a legal immigration status who were brought to the country as children. This was Obama's way of skirting the failure of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alient Minors Act in Congress. Although many young people in Reading and across the country have taken part in the program, it does not mean that getting to work is easy.

The gains and losses in applying for asylum

Many people in Reading recognize that the U.S. immigration system is more than just economic and family immigrants. The system also helps protect people against persecution in their home countries by granting people asylum. The U.S. government helps people fleeing their homes because of persecution based on one of a handful different characteristics.

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