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White House reportedly looks to expel Turkish cleric

Immigration laws state very clearly that the government of the United States does not extradite people living legally within its borders from states such as Illinois to other countries unless there is evidence that they have done something wrong. Nevertheless, the current administration allegedly weighed expelling a Turkish cleric to his home country as a political maneuver in order to relieve pressure on Saudi Arabia with regard to the death of a journalist killed in the Saudi embassy in Turkey.

Trump's latest immigration involvement backed by ex-judge

The topic of immigration is quite controversial in Illinois depending on who you ask. Some people firmly believe that immigrants should be allowed a degree of tolerance in their quest to seek protection in a country that prioritizes free speech and freedom. Others vehemently oppose the entry of anyone into the country without adherence to stringent protocols designed to regulate who is allowed into the country. 

Challenges for family immigration with new public charge rule

On October 10, 2018, the Trump Administration has made a family immigration more challenging by releasing a proposed rule regarding a proposed change to the "public charge" ground of inadmissibility. The public charge factor for inadmissibility has long been in the Immigration and Naturalization Act and until this point, "public charge" has been used to describe a person who likely will become dependent on the government for subsistence.

Determining your relationship status for immigrant visa approval

If you have a spouse who is not a citizen of the United States, one of your primary concerns may be working toward getting him or her eligibility to remain in the U.S. legally. While your relationship status may help to expedite this process, failure to carefully adhere to government-outlined policies can potentially ruin your chances of helping your spouse. At Francis Law Center, we have helped many people in Illinois to become better educated about the process of immigration in the United States. 

If you marry a U.S. Citizen, does it make you a citizen?

Gaining citizenship in the United States can be confusing. There is a prevailing thought that if you marry a citizen, you automatically become a citizen or at least get a green card. However, that is not true. Marrying a resident of Illinois will not automatically guarantee you can stay in this country.

What happens during a deportation?

Deportation is an intimidating prospect for people working and living in the U.S. While deportation can occur for numerous reasons, the actual process is usually the same from case to case in terms of timeline and what to expect. USA.gov offers the following information in this case, which can be extremely helpful if you’re facing deportation in Illinois.

Fleeing a violent past can affect immigrant children

You and your family have recently immigrated to the United States and have found a good place to live in Illinois. You are optimistic at the prospect of being able to create and maintain a more stable and successful life for your family, but are concerned about how these changes will affect the wellbeing and comfort of your children. At Francis Law Center, we have helped many people to work through the transition of becoming a citizen in a new country. 

What is the process of getting citizenship like?

You have recently immigrated to the U.S. and are currently residing in Illinois. By having accomplished your goal to get your family safely to America, your next goal is to secure your citizenship and have permission to enjoy all of the same rights as your American-born brothers and sisters. Understanding the process of gaining citizenship may help you better prepare for what comes next. 

Deportation processes in the U.S. about to get a whole lot faster

In the past, when the decision is made to deport someone from the United States, a careful process is followed to guarantee that it is not done on grounds that are unfair, illegal or inhumane. Currently, there are hundreds of immigrant families in Illinois who are awaiting their fate in the country. Many of them are waiting to hear whether or not they will be facing deportation as they are working toward gaining citizenship and being able to confidently call America, "home." 

Process to obtain citizenship lengthened for benefit users

Government assistance comes in many forms including food stamps, Obamacare and even insurance benefits for children and other dependents. For immigrant families in Illinois and across the nation, these types of benefits can provide an incredible advantage as they work to secure their success in a new environment and country. 

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