This Week in Immigration

Atty. Maria Rita Reyes-Stuby

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Am I a US citizen?

Whatever  the immigration status of an alien is so  long as they are residing or simply physically present in the United States, a  child born in the U.S. is a  citizen.  The U.S. Constitution bestows citizenship based on  place of … Continue reading

June 09, 2017

Seeking asylum

(Part 2 of 2) Asylum applications are filed to avail of protection in the United States due to persecution or fear of   persecution “due to race, religion, political opinion, nationality or membership in a particular group” in the country … Continue reading

May 12, 2017

Seeking asylum

(Part 1 of 2) Back in the 70’s and early 80’s, when the New People’s Army (NPA)and other militant organizations were a potent disruptive force in Philippine society even if the country was also under martial rule, seeking asylum in … Continue reading

May 05, 2017

Interview tips at the US Embassy

There are no hard and fast rules to  follow during interviews to  obtain a visa from any U.S. embassy amongst the  almost  294 around the world.  The basic creed to follow is to  tell the truth.  If you don’t, the … Continue reading

April 27, 2017

DACA recipients who can adjust status

A non resident  alien who  marries a U.S. citizen or has a U.S. citizen child who turns 21, or a parent who becomes a U.S. citizen before the alien  turns 21, can adjust status and obtain a green card.  For … Continue reading

April 12, 2017

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