Naturalization. How to Obtain U.S. Citizenship through Naturalization.

Naturalization is the process by which U.S. citizenship is granted to a foreign citizen or national after the requirements established by Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) are fulfilled. According to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 757,434 persons were naturalized in 2012.Citizenship-throughNaturalization1

Naturalization is a complex process. It has some general requirements:

  • Be age 18 or older;
  • Be a permanent resident for a certain amount of time (5 years or 3 years)
  • Be a person of good moral character
  • Have a basic knowledge of U.S. Government
  • Have a period of continuous and physical presence in the U.S.
  • Be able to speak, read and write in English.

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Liraglutide or Victoza – How This Harmful Drug Affects People with Type 2 Diabetes

A drug may be helpful or harmful. Learning the facts about drugs can help you see the risks of chasing this excitement or escape. Here’s what you need to know about Liraglutide (Victoza). Liraglutide is a long acting glucagon-like peptide-1 agonist logo_victoza_600x252medication. The drug has been marketed as Victoza and it belongs to the group of incretin mimetics. Liraglutide in its Victoza form is administered as a subcutaneous injection of the abdomen, thigh or arm and it is used to treat people who have type 2 diabetes and who are not able to control their blood sugar levels with oral medicines. This drug is manufactured by Novo Nordisk.

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Corporate Fraud – How Corporations And Big Companies Lie About Their Financial Condition

frCorporate fraud refers to large organizations that deceive their investors, analysts and auditors about the real financial condition of a corporation. Corporate fraud results not only in financial losses of the investors, but also creates great potential damage to the U.S. economy.

Such fraud may be accomplished through:

  • manipulation of share prices
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  • artificially inflated financial performance
  • false indicators
  • different valuation measurements

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What Do You Need to Know About Asylum?

What is political asylum? It is the right to live in a foreign country. All of us have the right to asylum in other countries.

You are generally considered a refugee if you are unable or unwilling to return to and avail yourself of the protection of your country of nationality. Another criteria is if you are stateless because of the persecution of last country of residence and/or you have fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion.

asylumPolitical asylum refers to the protection given to political refugees from arrest by a foreign jurisdiction. Asylum is also called a nation or an embassy that affords such protection. It is important to mention that asylum is not the same as refugee. In case of asylum the asylum-seeker seeks his or her status after arriving in what is hoped will be the welcoming country. A refugee status is given before traveling to the final destination.

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New Name – New Identification Of Yourself. Reasons For Name Change

 

 

Name Change is a legal process when a person adopts a name different from their name of birth. The most common reason to channamege one’s name is usually when women get married or divorced, although it is not required by law. Some people just want to change their names because they don’t like them and they want a fresh start in their lives with a new name. There are also people who give name to their child and later feel necessary to change it. There are rare cases when people want to change their names after sex reassignment surgeries, because the new gender requires a new male or female first name.

idAfter changing your name, you must change it also on all forms of your identification:

  • your driver’s license
  • passport
  • social security card
  • bank accounts
  • credit cards
  • other important documents

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The Green Card Lottery. Find out How to Win a Green Card

What a green card is actually and how you can receive it? Green card is the informal name for an ID card attesting to the permanent resident status or an immigrant in the United States. It helps you to live and work legally in the USA.

Every year the U.S. Diversity Visa Lottery Program gives 55,000 Permanent Resident 172615408Visas to individuals and families from many countries throughout the world. The U.S. Green Card authorizes you and your family to live, work or study in the U.S.A.

If you want to be eligible for Green Card Lottery you must be born in the eligible country. The list of eligible countries changes each year, please watch our win green cardvideo for more detailed information. If you were not born in an eligible country, you still may qualify if your spouse was born in a country whose natives are eligible or one of your parents was born in a country whose natives are eligible for the DV-2015 program. Another requirement would be successful completion of a 12-year course of elementary and secondary education or 2 years of work experience within the past 5 years in an occupation requiring at least 2 years of training or experience to perform. You don’t have to submit to Diversity Visa program if you don’t meet these requirements.

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Compliments of Mark Anderson of Andertoons

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Defining Illegal Behavior: Felonies Vs. Misdemeanors Vs. Infractions

The common criminal law abolished by most states is defining illegal behavior depending on the severity of the crime. A criminal offense may be a felony, misdemeanor or an infraction.  Let’s try to explain each type of the offense and make difference between them.

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Felonies are considered to be the most serious class of offense throughout the United States because they typically violate the moral standards of the community. Felonies are usually punishable by fines, imprisonment in a state prison lasting more that one year or both. Felonies include:

  • terrorism
  • murder
  • arson
  • kidnapping
  • rape
  • treason and others.

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