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  • By: Serving Immigrants
  • Published: June 30, 2022

Many Nicaraguans, as thousands of citizens of Latin American countries, have been forced to leave their homeland in search of a better future for their families. A phenomenon similar to the exodus they experienced in the eighties, during the revolution called Sandinista, where they escaped repression, military service and a not very encouraging economy. The current panorama of the Nicaraguans is not far from that past experience, causing thousands of citizens of the Central American nation to continue migrating to the United States, and in recent years the statistics continue to rise. The number of Nicaraguans entering the country between January 2021 and April 2022 is 141,000, most of them seeking political asylum, claiming persecution by the government of Daniel Ortega. Currently, more than 400,000 Nicaraguan immigrants are in the…Read More

  • By: Serving Immigrants
  • Published: June 30, 2022

Muchos nicaragüenses, al igual que miles de ciudadanos de países latinoamericanos, se han visto empujados a dejar su tierra buscando un mejor futuro para su familia. Un fenómeno similar al éxodo que vivieron en los años ochenta, durante la llamada revolución sandinista, donde escapaban de la represión, el servicio militar y una economía nada alentadora. El panorama actual de los nica no dista mucho de esa experiencia pasada, haciendo que miles de ciudadanos de la nación centroamericana sigan emigrando hacia los Estados Unidos, y en los últimos años las estadísticas siguen en ascenso. La cantidad de nicaragüenses ingresando al país entre enero de 2021 y abril de 2022 es de 141 000, la mayoría de ellos pidiendo asilo político, argumentando persecución por parte del gobierno de Daniel Ortega. Actualmente, más…Read More

  • By: Serving Immigrants
  • Published: June 30, 2022

After the electoral victory of Gustavo Petro, candidate of the Colombian leftist movements, many neo-Granadians began to ask questions about their future. In part, due to the uncertainty of what will be the destiny of the nation that has been governed by the rightist in its previous presidential terms. The big question is, what will happen with the social or political destiny of everyone, and more importantly for some, the economic destiny and guarantees for investors in the coffee lands. Looking for new horizons is now more than a tempting opportunity for many people. Families, workers, students and business people are beginning to value the opportunity to look for a country with economic stability, and the United States is always at the top of the list of those possibilities. The…Read More

  • By: Serving Immigrants
  • Published: June 30, 2022

Luego de la victoria electoral de Gustavo Petro, candidato de los movimientos de izquierda colombianos, muchos neogranadinos comenzaron a plantearse preguntas sobre su futuro.  En cierta parte, por la incertidumbre de cuál será el destino de la nación que ha sido gobernada por la derecha en sus períodos presidenciales anteriores.  Destino social, destino político, pero más importante para algunos, el destino económico.  Qué pasará con la economía y garantías para los inversionistas en tierras cafeteras. Buscar nuevos horizontes se muestra como una tentadora oportunidad para muchas personas.  Familias, trabajadores, estudiantes, empresarios, comienzan a valorar la oportunidad de buscar un país con estabilidad económica, y los Estados Unidos siempre están en la parte alta de las listas de posibilidades. ‘El país de las oportunidades’ ha sido el destino predilecto por familias…Read More

  • By: Serving Immigrants
  • Published: September 10, 2021

Si estás aplicando para una visa, necesitarás someterte a una entrevista en persona. Estas se llevan a cabo en las embajadas y consulados de EE.UU de tu país de origen. Como este proceso puede ser nuevo y abrumador para algunos, ayuda el entender lo que se puede esperar. Por ejemplo, saber cuáles documentos (y recibos) se necesitan, entendiendo que es probable que te tomen huellas dactilares hará que todo sea más fácil. Cuando tienes una idea sólida de lo que se espera, puedes centrarte en la entrevista y obtener tu visa. Embajadas y consulados Estos edificios son autoridades de un país que se representan en otro. Si vives en Londres y estás tratando de obtener una visa para enseñar en Estados Unidos, debes ir a una Embajada de los Estados…Read More

  • By: Serving Immigrants
  • Published: September 9, 2021

If you are applying for a visa, you will need to undergo an in-person interview. These are conducted at US embassies and consulates in your country of origin. Because the process may be new to some and overwhelming to others, it helps to understand what to expect. For instance, knowing which papers (and receipts) to bring and realizing that you will likely be fingerprinted will make everything easier. When you have a solid idea of what to expect, you can focus on the interview and obtain your visa. Embassies & Consulates These buildings are where representatives from one country that live in another work. If you live in London and are trying to obtain a visa to teach in the US, you would go to the US Embassy in London.…Read More

  • By: Serving Immigrants
  • Published: August 10, 2021

Si eres nuevo en el proceso de inmigración, puede que haya una cantidad abrumadora de información disponible para ti. Si es probable que tu meta sea permanecer en el país las visas y la residencia permanente son dos (2) métodos para lograrlo. Dado a que las dos son diferentes, su uso e incluso su proceso de aplicación también será único. Diferentes tipos de visas La diferencia fundamental entre una visa y una Green Card es que la visa expira. Una Green Card es una tarjeta que alguien lleva consigo siempre para demostrar que son residentes permanentes legales de los Estados Unidos. Aunque no son ciudadanos de pleno derecho, tienen derecho a permanecer aquí y pueden mantener este estatus indefinidamente mientras aplican por la ciudadanía. Aunque las visas te permiten entrar…Read More

  • By: Serving Immigrants
  • Published: August 8, 2021

If you are new to the immigration process, there will be an overwhelming amount of information available to you. Your goal is likely to stay in this country. Visas and green cards are two (2) methods for achieving this. Because they are both different, their use and even the application process is going to be unique. Different Types of Visas The fundamental difference between a visa and a green card is that a visa expires. A green card is something someone carries to demonstrate they are legal permanent residents of the United States. Though they are not full-fledged citizens, they are entitled to stay here. And they can hold this status indefinitely while they apply for citizenship. Though visas allow you to enter the United States and stay here, they…Read More

What to Expect at Your Marriage-Based Green Card Interview
  • By: Christine Limongello
  • Published: July 23, 2021

In order for your foreign spouse to live, work, and pursue an education in the United States, they must obtain a marriage-based green card. The most stressful part of obtaining a green card is the interview. Immigration officials will conduct an interview to establish the validity of your marriage. They will ask a series of questions as well as look at any documents or records you’ve provided. The entire purpose of the process is to verify that the marriage isn’t a sham used to circumvent immigration laws. An evaluation of your marriage will begin the moment you step into a USCIS office. The immigration official will look at your demeanor as an individual and as a couple the entire time you are in the office. You and your spouse will… Read More

What Documents May I Need for My DACA Application?
  • By: Christine Limongello
  • Published: July 16, 2021

When you submit a DACA application, you must include evidence demonstrating that you are eligible. The documents you need may vary based on your personal background. Some documents that you will need include:   Proof of Your Identity In order to prove your identity, you must submit one of the following: Birth certificate with photo identification. Passport or I.D. from your country of origin School I.D. with photo Military I.D. with photo Any U.S. immigration document with your photo on it Proof You Came to the United States Before Your 16th Birthday In order to be eligible for DACA, you must show that you came to the U.S. before your 16th birthday. The documents you use to establish this should be dated and have been obtained in the United States.… Read More

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