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    legacy of immigration and naturalization administration spans more than 100 years (Our history, 2011). Laws passed in the 1880’s implemented three elements to our immigration policies: “(a) restrictions based on personal characteristics, (b) restrictions based on national origin, (c) protection of American labor” (Laque, 2010, p. 5). When the federal government took over immigration in 1891 the Office of Superintendent of Immigration was part of the Treasury Department (Our history, 2011). Through the years the Office of Superintendent became the Bureau of Immigration under Department of Commerce and Labor in 1903, then Naturalization Service in 1906 (Our history, 2011). In subsequent years it bounced from agency to agency, ultimately being…

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    Another example of the separation of power that is important would be the INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service) v Chadha. In this case the problem was whether a particular house could vote to override an executive decision in a way that it violates the separation of powers. In this case Chadha was from Kenya, he stayed here after his visa expired. Here an immigration judge determined that his deportation should be suspended since Chadha met the requirements to stay in the U.S. It was…

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    A 14-year-old, Ahmed Mohamed, was detained for bringing a “suspicious” device that his engineering teacher believed was a bomb. Ahmed, who attended Dallas high school was handcuffed by the police officers after the school officials accused him of having a bomb. The 14 years old received a lot of positive attention from Mark Zuckerberg and Pres. Obama, including state officials from Texas as a result of the inaccurate accusations. Ahmed has evidently proved his brilliance multiple times by…

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    Deferred action for childhood arrivals The last three years it has been nonstop conversation of what to do with the men, women and children coming across various borders. The talk on national news about immigration and showing the children in the detention room filled with other children laying on the cold concrete floors. These children came with two parents and or one parent and sometimes they came alone hoping they will not be killed, assaulted and or raped along the way. The administration…

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    What does the USICS do on an Average Day? USCIS that stands for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is the immigration agency of the U.S. that handles all matters related to immigration and naturalization. Here are the things this agency does on an average day. • As many as 325,000 individuals seeking information on immigration and naturalization visit the website of the agency www.uscis.gov. • USCIS conducts naturalization ceremonies and welcomes new U.S. citizens. Around 3,200 are…

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    one would never imagine the cost and the duration of naturalization would be this much. I believe naturalization should be like a recognition for permanent residents because they have done so much for this country and devoted their lives working hard to improve their lives. The sad reality is that permanent residents who…

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    There are critical dates in United States immigration. Initially, United States immigration law was the Naturalization Act of 1790. The Naturalization Act determined that "any outsider, being a free white individual, might be confessed to wind up a US citizen". In 1875, the Supreme Court decided that the Federal Government is in charge of managing US immigration. Then there was the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, which barred certain laborers from immigrating to the United States. Somewhere…

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    Referred cases for submission to the Notice To Appear (NTA) Review Panel when during a naturalization interview it is discovered either by the file review, fingerprint/law enforcement database results or interview statements that an applicant is subject to removal from the United States. Analyzed all factual and legal circumstances of the applicant’s case and reviewed the totality of the circumstances to include factors such as: severity of crime, time since crime committed, other criminal…

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    Government Filing Fees

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    Government filing fees are high and many wonder if there is a way to avoid these high fees. Yes, there is a way to avoid fees. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offer fee waivers for most of the immigration and naturalization applications. But remember, fee waivers are not available for all applications. Likewise, applicants need to meet certain requirements to qualify for a waiver. They need to submit documentation to prove that they cannot afford the filing fee. Applicants…

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    website regarding the operating procedures and goals from the specific context of the U. S Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, which operates under the umbrella of the Department of Homeland Security. To better understand the goals of ICE it is best to look at what their mission statement specifies, ICE’S mission is as quoted by the website "to protect America from the cross-border crime and illegal immigration that threaten national security and public safety". ICE was officially…

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