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Susan Cho Figenshau, P.C.

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Four Important Points About the Naturalization Process

Four Important Points About the Naturalization Process

Immigration and naturalization are very intertwined, but many people don’t realize that it’s possible to become a legal non-citizen in the U.S. without going through the naturalization process that results in full citizenship. Here are a few points on the most...

What Americans Need To Know About Refugee Matters

What Americans Need To Know About Refugee Matters

The U.S. was founded and built up, over hundreds of years, on one basic principle: that everyone would be welcome within its borders, regardless of race, ethnicity, or religion. Unfortunately, that principle hasn’t held as true in recent decades as it was when the...

Applying for Asylum: the Basics

Applying for Asylum: the Basics

The United States was built by immigrants, from the very first pilgrims and explorers. Many of the first immigrants came from Europe to escape religious and political intolerance or to seek new opportunities. Between 1870 and 1930, an estimated 30 million immigrants...

What is a Green Card?

What is a Green Card?

The United States is a nation built on immigration. From the Pilgrims in 1620 all the way through the end of the 20th century, people from all over the world have come to the United States seeking a better life. While the United States has only 5% of the world's...

Two Common Misconceptions About U.S. Immigrants

Two Common Misconceptions About U.S. Immigrants

There are a lot of harmful misconceptions about immigration in the United States. These myths spread ignorance and intolerance, and may contribute to the lingering indecision and contention about U.S. immigrants. Here is the truth about immigration and illegal...

Talking To Young Kids And Teens About Immigration

Talking To Young Kids And Teens About Immigration

Recent protests demonstrate that many Americans have some pretty troubling views on immigration. Just last summer, large groups staked out in front of buses full of immigrant children, shouting and cursing. Now, people in Germany are boycotting immigrants with certain...

What Is The Future Of Immigration?

What Is The Future Of Immigration?

It's a new year, but one thing hasn't changed: immigration continues to be a contentious issue, and top lawmakers and politicians aren't necessarily any closer to making important decisions about it. Although there is a lot of uncertainty, we do know a few things....

Bias In Green Card Approvals

Bias In Green Card Approvals

The United States admits refugees seeking asylum and immigrants seeking work from all over the world into the country every year. In 2012, a record high of almost 41 million immigrants lived in the United States. On average, United States Citizenship and Immigration...

The Reasoning Behind Obama’s Executive Order

The Reasoning Behind Obama’s Executive Order

The United States has always been a nation of immigrants. Between 1870 and 1930, as many as 30 million immigrants entered the country, their descendants forming a significant part of the modern American population. But as high as this number is, it is nothing compared...

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