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Harris County Legal Issues Blog

Should One Lie Result In Revocation of Citizenship?

For foreigners who gain U.S. citizenship, the event is a celebrated affair and a life-changing event. Imagine, then, if that citizenship was stripped for a minor infraction. That would amount to a second life-changing event – one that is not cause for celebration. U.S. Supreme Court Justices John Roberts, Stephen Breyer and Anthony Kennedy all

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Applying for a Work Visa

Many people come to the United States in search of work; however, getting into the country for work reasons isn’t ultimately as simple as crossing the border. In fact, foreign citizens are not legally allowed to work in the United States unless they have permission from the federal government. This means obtaining a work visa or

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H1-B visas allow foreign workers high tech opportunities in US

A recent push for talent by tech companies could open new opportunities for highly skilled foreign workers to come to the United States for employment. The H-1B visa program allows employers in the U.S. to temporarily hire foreign workers in specialty occupations including technology, science, business, law, art, education and religion. Many top international companies

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Immigrant Workers Can Fight Deplorable Work Conditions

A U.S. District Court ruled last week that the owners of a French Bakery in Beverly Hills and Torrance, California, must pay more than $15 million in damages for exploiting 11 Filipino workers. The case is an important reminder that protections provided by U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) allow immigrant workers who are victims

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