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What Happens If I Fail My Citizenship Test?

Every person who wants to become a naturalized citizen of the United States must pass certain tests. The tests ask questions about English and civics. Many people who take the test do not pass the first time. However, this does not mean that they can never become U.S. citizens. In fact, they can receive a second or third chance.

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Philadelphia and Vera’s SAFE Network Support Immigrants

Recently, the city of Philadelphia announced a partnership with the Vera Institute of Justice’s Safety and Fairness for Everyone (SAFE) Network to protect immigrants facing deportation. Philadelphia joins other communities across the country working with SAFE to provide government-funded legal counsel or universal representation for immigrants at-risk of long-term detention and deportation. Without universal representation,

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Tahir Mella

Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act

A proposed law introduced in the U.S. Senate earlier this year may provide additional immigration opportunities for high skilled immigrants in many countries. The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019 could make it easier for skilled workers and their families to immigrate to the United States.

High Skilled Workers

High skilled immigrant workers frequently enter the country on EB-1,

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International Students Facing Crisis Due to Backlog of Immigration Services

International students graduating from some of our country’s most prestigious colleges and universities are facing an employment and financial crisis due to delays in visa approvals to work in the United States. The overstressed U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) department is facing a backlog in visa approvals that are leaving highly qualified applicants unable to begin internships and career appointments with prominent employers.

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ICE Fines Immigrants in Sanctuary Churches

Recently, The Washington Post and National Public Radio (NPR) reported that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is fining undocumented immigrants who have been living in sanctuary churches. This follows President Trump’s executive order that was signed when he entered the White House. It specified that people who did not follow deportation orders and others who facilitated their presence would be fined.

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Moving Children Does Not Fix Horrific Border Patrol Facility Conditions

Recently, lawyers visited a Texas Border Patrol Facility and described the conditions as nothing more than horrific. Children were described as filthy, never having been given the opportunity to keep up with their hygiene. Caregivers for toddlers were absent. After the visit, immigration officials removed over 200 children from the Clint, Texas facility and transferred them to Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) shelters and temporary tent facilities.

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