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  • How to Get Legal Status Through Your Family Member

    This article is for people who are in the custody of DHS who want to know if their family members legally in the U.S. can help them get legal status in the U.S. Content Detail

    By:
    Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project
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    Spanish / Español
  • Living in the United States: A Guide for Immigrant Youth

    This handbook gives a good overview of U.S. laws that affect immigrants, especially as they apply to young people. Content Detail

    By:
    Immigrant Legal Resource Center
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    Spanish / Español
  • Immigrant Women and Abuse

    If you are an immigrant to the United States, and you are a victim of domestic violence or rape, here are some suggestions we hope will help you. Content Detail

    By:
    Women's Justice Center
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    Spanish / Español
  • Your Rights and Responsibilities As A Permanent Resident

    Being a permanent resident is a "privilege" and not a "right." The U.S. government can take away your permanent resident status under certain conditions. You must maintain your permanent resident status if you want to live and work in the United States and become a U.S. citizen one day. In this section, you will learn what it means to be a permanent resident and how you can maintain your permanent resident status. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Are You a U.S. Citizen?

    This article is for individuals who are in the custody of DHS and who have been placed in removal, exclusion, deportation or other immigration proceedings. If you are in expedited removal, reinstatement of removal or administrative removal proceedings, this booklet will help you understand whether you have a claim to U.S. citizenship, but to understand the proceedings you are in, you should also read the materials called "What To Do If You Are In Expedited Removal Or Reinstatement Of Removal." Content Detail

    By:
    Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project
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    Spanish / Español
  • Are You Eligible to Apply for Citizenship?

    This website provides easy-to-use online tools to help low and moderate-income individuals to answer important questions about their eligibility for naturalization, to better understand the naturalization process, and to prepare for the naturalization tests. Content Detail

    By:
    CitizenshipWorks
  • Immigration Forms

    Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Case Status Service Online

    If you have your application receipt number, you can check the status of your case online. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Naturalization

    Information on the requirements to become a naturalized U.S. citizen. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Beware of Dishonest Immigration Consultants

    Information about the practices of scam artists preying upon immigrants seeking assistance in obtaining legal residence, work authorization, or citizenship has risen dramatically in recent years. Many unscrupulous consultants claim that they are attorneys or that they have close connections to the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). Others use titles such as notary public or notario to deceive people into believing that they are lawyers. Content Detail

    By:
    National Consumer Law Center, Inc.
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    Spanish / Español
  • Immigration Legal Advice Clinic

    Saturday, June 7, 2014 Read More

    By:
    DC Bar Pro Bono Program
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    Spanish / Español