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March 2012 Archives

Part 10 of the Application for Naturalization: Check yes or no?

There is any number of offenses that would bar a permanent resident from becoming a U.S. citizen. Checking yes to any of the questions in Part 10 of the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services form N-400 Application for Naturalization would certainly raise some eyebrows if you didn't have a very good written explanation to accompany your application.

New York students ask Cuomo to endorse Dream Act

Students and immigration advocates rallied in Albany today in support of what is being called the New York State Dream Act. Federal legislation called The Dream Act would give permanent resident status to undocumented students and military service members brought illegally to the U.S. by their parents. However, the federal bill is currently stalled in Congress so many states have created their own. Many would like to see Governor Cuomo endorse New York's version.

NY judge questions Justice Department statements to Supreme Court

A New York U.S. District Judge is forcing the U.S. Department of Justice to correct and/or prove some statements it made to the U.S. Supreme Court in a 2009 immigration policy case. The high court's decision against immigrants facing detention and deportation was based on testimony from Justice Department attorneys who said that the government helps facilitate the return of deported aliens who win their citizenship appeals.

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