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Department of Homeland Security Announces Streamlined Citizenship Application Process for Military Members

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently formalized a rule allowing the US Citizenship application process to be streamlined and expedited for individuals in America’s armed forces. The rule generally amends DHS regulations to conform to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2004, reducing the time requirements for naturalization through military service from …

USCIS Announces Temporary Protective Status (TPS) Available for Haitians

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will start accepting applications for Temporary Protective Status from Haitian citizens who were in the United States as of January 12, 2010. Citizens of Haiti will most likely have to qualify under the normal TPS regulations. If you would like to know more about Temporary Protective Status or …

U.S. requires Canadian and U.S. Citizens to present acceptable travel documents to enter the U.S.

In case everyone is not aware, as of June 1, 2009, “The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative” requires U.S. and Canadian citizens, age 16 and older to present a valid, acceptable approved travel document that denotes both identity and citizenship when entering the U.S. by land or sea. Common examples of these documents include a passport, …

American Evangelicals approve resolution calling for change in U.S. immigration laws

This past week, American evangelicals approved a resolution calling for Congress to approve changes in U.S. immigration law. The resolution by the directors of the National Association of Evangelicals passed unanimously. The group represents the heads of 40 evangelical denominations. The president of the association said the system for immigrating to the United States must …