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Do Green Card Holders Pay U.S. Taxes?

The short answer is “yes.” Acquiring a green card makes you a lawful U.S. permanent resident, as such, you automatically assume all the tax responsibilities of a U.S. tax resident. The federal government requires all tax-eligible U.S. citizens to declare their worldwide income sources to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) every year. You must claim…

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How to Apply for U.S. Citizenship as a Refugee

Many people find themselves in the U.S. after escaping from their home countries due to war or fear of persecution. Some of these immigrants become refugees and asylees in the U.S. The U.S. immigration process for a refugee seeking to become an American citizen can be long and difficult to navigate. However, with the help of an experienced immigration attorney,…

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What Is Advance Parole?

Maybe you’ve heard the phrase “Advance Parole” – but what does it really mean and do you need it? If you’re an immigrant in the United States applying for a green card, it’s a good idea not to leave the country – unless you have to – while your application is being processed. Immigration authorities…

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Diversity Visa Program and Same Sex Marriage

The recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act and allow same sex couples the same federal benefits as those in heterosexual marriages was viewed as a major victory for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. But this decision was not immediately translated to the Diversity Visa…

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The 6 Paths to a Green Card

In the U.S., a green card signifies that the holder is a lawful and permanent resident of the United States. For individuals who are still citizens of foreign countries but who have established a new life in the United States, getting a green card is usually a good idea because of all the benefits that…

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Getting a Green Card Through Registry 

Foreign citizens who are currently in the United States unlawfully might feel like they have no hope of gaining lawful resident status – but if they meet certain conditions, even those who are here illegally can qualify for a green card and lawful permanent resident status through a section of U.S. immigration law known as…

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Notice of Intent to Revoke: Know Your Rights!

Congratulations! Your I-130 petition has been approved! You worked hard, put together a good petition, and now your loved one can immigrate to the United States, perhaps joining you here in central Ohio, worry free. Right? Not always. Even after the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has approved your I-130 petition, they can issue a…

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