Posted on July 25th, 2011
The results of the redone diversity lottery were released earlier this month. In the initial drawing, 22,000 people were mistakenly told they won green cards in the lottery because of a computer glitch.
After a lawsuit filed against the State Department was dismissed, the department published the names of 100,000 people chosen in the second drawing. Approximately 15 million people apply to be in the lottery and 55,000 green cards will be awarded.
In the second round of the lottery, the 100,000 people chosen in the first round can provide appropriate documents and they may be able to receive permanent residency with one of the green cards. The cards are distributed on a first-come-first-served basis.
If you or someone you know is considering applying for a green card, contact the Orange County green card lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C. at 800-242-2151 to learn more about the steps to take to receive a green card and permanent residency in the United States.
Posted on July 20th, 2011
Last month, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist made headlines for announcing that he has been living in the United States illegally for almost 20 years.
26-year old Jose Vargas has worked for The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, and the San Francisco Chronicle and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his work on a team covering the shootings at Virginia Tech.
The journalist told reporters that he was brought to the United States as a 12-year old and did not learn that he was living here illegally until the age of 16.
He stated, “I’m one of millions of undocumented people in this country who are living kind of under the shadows. At the end of the day, I think we have to tell the truth about this immigration system. And because of that, I had to tell the truth about myself.”
If you or someone you know is seeking legal representation to help them file an immigration petition, contact the Orange County immigration petition lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C. at 800-242-2151 to learn more about your rights to citizenship.
Posted on July 13th, 2011
In celebration of the Fourth of July, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services held naturalization ceremonies all over the country between June 27 and July 4. In the approximately 350 ceremonies, more than 24,000 people became U.S. citizens.
According to the Department of Homeland Security, approximately 8 million of the 12.5 million people living as permanent residents in the United States are eligible to apply for naturalization. In May, USCIS launched a campaign to inform residents of their rights to citizenship and the benefits of becoming a U.S. citizen.
About 680,000 people are naturalized in the U.S. every year.
Contact the Orange County naturalization lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C. at 949-540-6704 today, if you or someone you love needs assistance filing for naturalization.