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May 2018 Archives

Citizenship question to return to 2020 Census

The United States has been utilizing a periodic gathering of information about its people known as the census for over 200 years now. Every 10 years, census takers travel to ask questions about the people residing in the U.S. Soon, individuals in New York may notice that a question about citizenship has been added to the normal roster of questions. Although some object to the question being added, there has been a history of its inclusion in the Census.

Permanent resident cards sent out in error

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services sent out notice recently of a problem with several thousand green cards. Over eight thousand green cards were recalled because of a problem with the "resident since" date. Any permanent resident green card holders in New York will be notified via mail or through their attorneys about the issue and what they need to do.

Immigrants could face immigration charges after policy change

The Department of Homeland Security recently announced a policy change that may result in the relocation of approximately 50,000 individuals. The federal agency announced that it is ending Temporary Protected Status for Honduran immigrants who entered the country after Hurricane Mitch in 1999. There are approximately 50,000 people who could face immigration charges if they do not leave the country, many of whom may be in New York state. 

20 individuals granted citizenship in New York ceremony

For many, it was the achievement of a long-held goal. The struggle to come to a new country, learn the laws and the customs, and to finally be granted citizenship was the triumphant journey for many individuals who called themselves immigrants. Now, 20 individuals are calling themselves citizens after a recent citizenship ceremony held in New York.

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