Will I Lose U.S. Citizenship if I Reacquire Philippine Citizenship?

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30th Jan 2004

PHILIPPINE President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo signed the Dual Citizenship Retention and Reacquisition Act into law on August 23, 2003. This law gives natural born Filipinos who are naturalized citizens of foreign countries such as the United States the right to reacquire … more

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WHAT IF I DON’T LEAVE WHEN THE JUDGE TELLS ME TO? Part II

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21st Jan 2004

PART II: In my last article, I cautioned against pursuing adjustment of status with an expired voluntary departure date. The “Shaar-bar” – named after the 1996 Board of Immigration Appeals case In re Shaar creating the law – will bar … more

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WHAT IF I DON’T LEAVE WHEN THE JUDGE TELLS ME TO? Part I

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15th Jan 2004

PART I of II: Overstaying an immigration judge’s grant of voluntary departure can lead to perilous consequences. Immigrants are often shocked to learn that although they are eligible for adjustment of status, they are barred from adjusting status for ten … more

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Bush Pushes for Sweeping Immigration Reform

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8th Jan 2004

President Bush proposed on Wednesday changes to the U.S. Immigration law that will have a dramatic affect on foreigners not only in the U.S. but throughout the world. The President recognized that the U.S. is a nation built by immigrants … more

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