Author Archives: Jay Butchko
My Parent Married A US Citizen. Can I Get Citizenship Too?
A marriage is one of the most straightforward ways to obtain a green card, and many Americans become naturalized through this process. But what if you’re not the one who’s actually getting married? What if it’s actually your parent who is getting their green card as a result of their wedding? If your parent… Read More »
When Might I Need To Renounce My US Citizenship?
People renounce their citizenship for many reasons. Some become disillusioned with the activities of their home nation – wishing to distance themselves from their home nation in an act of political protest. Others simply renounce their citizenship as a matter of convenience – preferring to deal only with one nation in the future. Some… Read More »
Biden’s New Proposed Immigration Laws Explained
These days, it seems like immigration laws are changing with each passing day. Biden has recently proposed a number of changes that he believes are necessary as we move into a post-pandemic world – but many pro-immigration activists are not happy. They claim that Biden’s promises of being softer on immigration weren’t true, and… Read More »
Can You Immigrate To The United States After Committing War Crimes?
Many people flee to the United States from war-torn regions, perhaps after being forced to serve in foreign militaries. It’s almost impossible to disobey direct orders when you’re in the military, and many asylum seekers have carried out terrible acts while serving in these foreign militaries. But can these “war crimes” really make you… Read More »
US Student Visas: The Benefit Of Planning Ahead
The United States is home to some of the most prestigious and widely-respected universities on the planet. Names like Harvard and Stanford are known around the world, and it never hurts to have these Ivy League institutions on your resume. On the other hand, Florida has some of the most affordable four-year degrees in… Read More »
Sudden Surge Of Venezuelan Migrants Sparks Serious Questions For US Immigration
Over the past few years, there has been a serious increase in the number of Venezuelan migrants attempting to gain entry into the United States. Why? Because they are facing serious issues in their own country due to political unrest and economic pressures. Statistics show that Venezuelan immigrants to the United States have tripled… Read More »
What You Need To Know About Green Card Price Increases
Getting your hands on a green card is one of the best feelings imaginable for a new immigrant to the United States. When you receive this document, your immigration journey is finally over – and you can relax. But green cards aren’t free, and there are a number of fees and costs that you… Read More »
Immigration Detention Center Blaze Kills Dozens Of People
The southern border is reeling from yet another controversy. On March 28th, it was reported that dozens of migrants had lost their lives in a fire at a detention center. The number of reported casualties appears to be rising. An investigation has been launched, and some argue that the authorities could have done more… Read More »
It’s Easier Than Ever For Exploited Migrant Workers To Stay In The Country
Migrant workers can be exploited in many different ways. Some have their passports confiscated. Others are threatened with deportation unless they accept poor working conditions. Some are subjected to unsafe environments – ones that a normal US worker would never be asked to operate in. Many exploited migrant workers are injured in accidents –… Read More »
Can You “Win” US Citizenship?
Sometimes, it seems like pursuing US citizenship is a bit of a lottery. The wait times are excessive, and the backlogs are tiresome. Some people wait years before they get their green cards, while others have waited decades. Some give up entirely, heading back to their home countries after being utterly dissuaded from making… Read More »