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What is your Goal?

Easy to understand pages that will help your immigration goal applying with the USCIS as a temporary visitor or permanent resident.

Short Stay in the USA

B-2 Visa – Tourist B-1 Visa – Business Extension of Stay

Live Permanently in the USA

Family Relations Marriage/Spouse 1st Pref: Executives, Researchers 2nd Pref: Advanced Degree Workers 3rd Pref: Skilled & Domestic Workers Religious Workers Politcal Asylum & Refugee Status Citizenship

Live Temporarily in the USA

H1-B – Temporary Professionals Religious Worker Visa F-1 + M-1 Visas – Student J-1 Visa – Exchange Visitor K-1 Visa – Fiancee

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Green Card DV Program

Overview Application Q & A Eligibility Requirements Selection Process , Infos , Green Card Lottery

Lessons in American Civics

Test your knowledge of American Civics and History. For students and grown-ups alike.
The Legislative Branch: Making Laws to Protect Us

The legislative branch of our government is represented by Congress, which includes two parts: the House of Representatives, whose 435 members are elected according to the population of each state, and the Senate, which consists of two members from each state. Congress meets in Washington, DC, and both branches study bills which will become future laws, and problems which affect our nation. The House of Representatives includes the Speaker of the House (the head of the majority party) who becomes president if both the president and vice-president die or become incapacitated. Representatives are elected for two year terms. In the senate, members are elected for terms of six years. The senators help create and pass laws, and also interview candidates that the president elects for certain offices (such as Supreme Court justices). It can also ratify treaties the president makes (with a 2/3 majority). Introducing and passing legislation is an important function of both the House and the senate. New proposals for laws (called bills before they become law) are assigned numbers, are studied and reported on by committees, and eventually based on the committee recommendations, are voted on. Finally, if passed, the president signs them into law.

Immigration News and Articles

Search our extensive database of USCIS News and Immigration Articles. Learn about US Immigration History.