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Updated policy streamlines immigration process

Our readers in Virginia probably know that getting a green card through marriage is one of the most common ways that individuals obtain legal residency in the United States. Foreign spouses of American citizens can get a green card that, while temporary at first, can become permanent in time. However, after the set period of time has passed and a foreign spouse has the right to obtain permanent residency, sometimes they do not.

What exactly is asylum?

There have been a lot of stories in the major news outlets over the past few weeks discussing asylum and the Administration's attempts to change the process. However, some people in the Harrisonburg area may not fully understand what exactly asylum is.

What is a visa?

Immigration has been an incredibly controversial topic in the news over the course of the last year. There is no way for a Virginia resident to avoid the ongoing debate over how to allow individuals to enter the United States and what to do with them if they arrive through illegal channels. However, the topic of immigration is much larger than just border controversies and family reunifications. Immigration law includes the application for and receipt of visas for many non-U.S. citizens.

Family separation an emotional issue in immigration matters

The separation of children from their parents as they attempt to enter onto American soil has become one of the biggest news stories of the current presidential administration. Although many of the cases of kids being taken from their parents at the border are happening in the southern region of the nation, Virginia residents may have questions and fears about what family separation actually means.

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