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Title:
U.S. immigration and citizenship : Q&A
Author:
Schell, Debbie M.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks, Inc., [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xii, 366 pages ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
Defining family -- Visiting the United States -- Working in the United States -- Immigrating based on employment -- Immigrating based on family -- United States citizenship -- Bureau of citizenship and immigration services -- Benefits available to immigrants and nonimmigrants -- Consular processing.
ISBN:
9781572483620
Format :
Book

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Central Library KF4819.6 .S335 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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U.S. Immigration and Citizenship Q & A provides easy-to-understand answers to many, if not all, of your immigration and citizenship questions. It will take you from the beginning of the immigration process through naturalization.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
Chapter 1 Defining Familyp. 1
Marriage
Children
Extended Family
Chapter 2 Visiting the United Statesp. 25
Entering the United States
As a Tourist
On Business
Permissible Activities
Staying in the United States
For Medical Treatment
Chapter 3 Working in the United Statesp. 81
Getting Started
Foreign Companies
Managing Your Own Business
Teaching, Research, School, and Training Programs
Domestic and Agricultural Workers
Chapter 4 Immigrating Based on Employmentp. 137
Working Permanently in the United States
As a Teacher, Researcher, Artist, or Other Creative Occupation
Due to Investments or Family Business
Chapter 5 Immigrating Based on Familyp. 157
Lawful Permanent Residents
Family-Based Preferences
Engagements to be Married
Green Card Lottery
Chapter 6 United States Citizenshipp. 203
Qualifying
Applying
Determining Factors
Gaining and Losing Naturalization
Chapter 7 Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Servicesp. 237
Changes in Immigration Laws and Procedures
Being Excluded from Entering the United States
Being Removed from the United States
Special Registration
Chapter 8 Benefits Available to Immigrants and Nonimmigrantsp. 271
Rights and Benefits of Visiting Foreigners
Rights and Benefits of Permanent Residents
Rights and Benefits of Asylees and Refugees
Chapter 9 Consular Processingp. 289
Visa Processing
Dealing with the U.S. Consulate
Appendix A Visasp. 313
Appendix B Finding Formsp. 337
Appendix C Official Government Websitesp. 339
Appendix D Associations and Non-Profit Immigration Organizationsp. 343
Appendix E BCIS Officesp. 345
Appendix F Abbreviationsp. 349
Indexp. 351
About the Authorsp. 365

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