For an immigrant trying to obtain citizenship in the United States, there are many challenges and obstacles to be overcome. One of the most important components of the process of becoming a U.S. citizen is taking and passing the U.S. Citizenship Test. This test is comprised of four parts: speaking, in which a USCIS officer assesses your ability to speak English; reading, in which you must read aloud one out of three sentences in English; writing, in which you must write one out of three sentences in English; and the civics test, which is designed to assess your knowledge of the various legal and governmental processes of the United States. The civics exam is well-known for being somewhat difficult- in fact, many natural-born American citizens may not know the answers to all 100 questions presented in the test. You will be asked 10 of the 100 questions at random, and must correctly answer at least 6 of them in order to be granted citizenship. Here is an overview of what you should study before you take the civics test, so you can pass with flying colors and be welcomed into the United States as an official citizen.
Throughout your immigration process, you may encounter certain obstacles that cause you to wonder if you may require legal representation. But how do you know when you should seek professional legal advice from an attorney with experience in immigration law? While you are not required to have a lawyer when applying for a green card or a United States immigrant visa, you may find that there are a number of situations in which it is extremely beneficial to have an immigration lawyer representing you and helping with the often overwhelming paperwork and hassle that comes with the immigration process.
Slated for the Supreme Court’s next term, Jennings v. Rodriguez concerns the government’s power to imprison aliens without bail while their immigration cases are pending. The Obama administration is asking the justices to overturn a 2015 lower court decision holding that the Constitution’s due-process guarantee entitles aliens to seek, if not necessarily obtain, bail after six months of detention.
Successive waves in recent years of more than 100,000 immigrants from Central America — many of them boys and girls who came without their parents — have created a shortage of people who can translate Mayan languages