Many immigrants come to the U.S. seeking a better, safer life for themselves and their family than they would have had in their home country. Many do so through the proper legal channels, filing the correct paperwork needed to obtain a work permit, visa or green card. However, residents of Kentucky may be concerned to hear that, according to government data, in fiscal year 2018 the number of denied applications for work permits, visas and green cards submitted to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has gone up 37 percent compared to the number of denials in 2016.
Immigration issues are making news headlines as of late, especially those involving the U.S.-Mexico border. Kentucky residents may be concerned about immigrant rights, particularly those of immigrants seeking asylum. Those individuals may want to learn more about a presidential proclamation President Trump recently signed regarding those entering the U.S. to seek asylum.
Immigration is a hot topic these days, with politicians on both sides of the aisle arguing about how to handle those seeking entry into the United States, as well as whether and how to deport those unlawfully residing in the U.S. It is important for people in Kentucky and across the nation to have a basic understanding of the deportation process.
Some parents in Kentucky choose to adopt a child from abroad, or other circumstances may exist in which a child born to a U.S. citizen resides abroad. In either of these cases, the child's parents may want the child to obtain U.S. citizenship. There are processes under United States law that allow this goal to be achieved.