Federal And State Crimes – What Are They And How Can You Differentiate Between Them?

Probably everyone has heard about federal and state crimes but the majority of people doesn’t differentiate them. Let’s make it clear and define both of the terms.

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Federal crime is an illegal act that is made against U.S. federal legislation and is prosecuted by federal criminal law. Federal crimes are investigated by:

  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

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When federal cases go to trial they are prosecuted by United States Attorney in each judicial district in accordance with already established laws. Federal crimes can range from illegally downloading songs from Internet to RICO, drug trafficking, corruption or immigration crimes.

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Dreaming of Working Abroad? Find out How to get a Temporary Work Visa

All of us know how many people nowadays work abroad. It is important to stay legally in the foreign country, that’s why you need a temporary visa for it.

Temporary worker visa is issued for persons who want to enter United States for imagesemployment lasting a fixed period of time that is not considered permanent or indefinite. According to The U.S. Department of Homeland Security(DHS) during 2012 there were 165 million non-immigrant admissions to the United States. 1,900,582 of these admissions were temporary worker visas.

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Have a Dream to Become a U.S. Citizen? Find out How to Get U.S. Citizenship

All of us have benefits of citizenship. But when people are not citizens they do not have enough rights and the process of citizenship is rather difficult.

3e7ff4dcc30098c7ec22c062136fd2d3Citizenship means being a member of a country with all the rights and all the privileges of being citizen. If a person meets certain requirements he can become a U.S. citizen. People may become  U.S. citizens at birth or after it.

According to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), 757,343 persons were naturalized in 2012.

To become a citizen at birth a person should:

  1. have been born in the United States;
  2. have been born in certain territories or outlying possessions of the United States;
  3. have a parent or parents who were citizens at the time of his birth.

A person may become a citizen after birth by:

  1. Applying for a “derived” or “acquired” citizenship through parents
  2. Applying for naturalization.

The ways to obtain Citizenship are:

  1. Citizenship Through Naturalization
  2. Citizenship Through Parents
  3. Naturalization for Spouses of U.S. citizens
  4. Citizenship for Military personnel and Family members.

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Are You Thinking About Studying In The United States? Find Out How to Get a U.S. Student Visa

A student visa is a non-immigrant type of visa for foreign students, for U.S.A academic studies. According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, there were 165 million non-immigrant admissions to the U.S. during 2012. The total number of student visa-applications made up 657,714. 74% of student visa-applications were issued and 26% were refused.

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Types of student visa:

  1. F-1 visa is issued to students who want to study at the university or college, high school, private elementary school, conservatory, seminary or another academic institution, including a language training program.
  2. M-1 visa is issued for students who wish to learn at a non-academic or other recognized vocational institution, other than language training.

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Non-Immigrant Visas. H-2B Visa For Non-Agricultural Workers

If you are considering working temporarily in the United States in non-agricultural field, this article is for you. During 2012 there were 165 million non-immigrant admissions to the United States and 82,921 of these admissions were Non-agricultural Visas (H-2B). The H-2B program allows U.S. employers or U.S. agents who meet specific regulatory requirements to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary non-agricultural jobs.

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In order to get the H-2B visa the employer must submit temporary labor certification to the U.S. Department of Labor and after receiving a temporary labor certification for H-2B employment, the employer should file the I-129 Form. After that the prospective worker should apply for an H-2B Visa.

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More Than 24 Million Tourist Visas Were Issued During 2012

According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security there were 165 million non-immigrant admissions to the United States, 24.476.086 of these admissions were Tourist Visas. A tourist visa is issued for activities such as tourism, vacation, visit of friend or relatives, medical treatment, participation in social events or enrollment in a short recreational course of study.

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For such purposes as study, employment, permanent residence in the U.S.A., paid performances in front of an audience or work as a foreign media representative, you need a special and different type of visa.

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In order to obtain a visa the applicant must show:

  • his or her bank statement as an evidence of the economic ability to pay for the trip
  • intent to return home
  • strong ties to home country (job, spouse, property)

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Most Popular And Widely Spread Illegal Drugs In The United States

illegal drugsAccording to Drug Enforcement Administrations, there are yearly over 30,000 arrests related to trafficking and distribution of illegal drugs. Illegal Drugs business costs billions of dollars, that’s why this type of crime is always a problem for the U.S. and it is impossible to totally extirpate it.

macThe following drugs and their amounts were found in 2006 within the borders of the USA:

  1. Marijuana – 660.969 kg
  2. Cocaine – 49,823 kg
  3. Heroin – 598 kg
  4. Methamphetamine - 1.540 kg
  5. Hallucinogens – 9.199.693 units

It is estimated that marijuana is currently used by 11.5 million people in the U.S. Most of the marijuana is illegally imported in the United States from Mexico, also a big amount of high-potency marijuana comes from Canada. All of the Cocaine traffic in U.S belongs to Colombian and Mexican organizations. It is estimated that there are over two million cocaine addicts in the United States and the highest percent of cocaine usage belongs to people from 18 to 25 years old.

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Green Card – Don’t Let Your Dreams of Living in the U.S.A. be Dreams

Have you ever considered living in the United States of America? If yes, let’s find out about the possibilities you have to make your dream come true.

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In order to live in United States you need to get a permanent visa or a Green Card.

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A Green Card is a permanent visa that allows a citizen of another country to live and work legally in the U.S.A. This document may be used as evidence that you are an authorized permanent  resident of U.S. and it may be considered to be the first step towards becoming a naturalized citizen. The major benefit of obtaining a Green Card is that this document doesn’t have any time restriction.

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Asking yourself how to get a Green Card? Well, there are a couple of ways to obtain it. You can receive a Green Card if an immediate member of your family already has it. Another way would be if you get an offer of employment in the U.S. If you invest in a commercial enterprise with at least 10 permanent full time jobs you can become a holder of a Green Card.

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Yearly Thousands of Immigrants in U.S. receive Notice of a Deportation Order

If you are an immigrant in the country you live, make sure you live and act according to the law of that country. Having a good “reputation” is very important in order to maintain your staying rights. Otherwise rises the risk of deportation.

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Deportation is a removal of an immigrant from the country. Reasons for this may be:

  • fraud or falsifying a fact in order to get a visa, green card etc.
  • conviction of:
    •  narcotics crime
    • murder
    • money laundering
    • illegal trafficking of firearms
    • crime of violence

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A Farewell to Homeland. In Search of Better Life

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Every day thousands of people leave their country or enter another one in search of better life, education or job. Some of them are “pushed” by unfavorable living conditions, the others just want to change the surroundings. Any way, it occurs when the native country doesn’t cover anymore the necessities a person might have. A lot of people want to live, work and study in the United States and live the American Dream.

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