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Visas and Residency for UC Tuition Purposes

It is no secret that many immigrants are young students seeking to attend the United States' top universities. Many of these universities are in California, but California universities' out-of-state tuition rates can be prohibitively expensive. What is considered a "resident" for California university tuition purposes has some interplay with immigration laws. This article will explore some of them here, based on the University of California tuition guidelines.

What Is Adjustment of Status?

bigstock-Green-Card-This-Way-119924426-1-825x510.jpgAdjustment of status is the process that you can use to apply for lawful permanent resident status, which is also known as a Green Card. This means that if you are present in the United States, then you can get a Green Card without having to return to your home country to complete your visa processing. There are many things you will have to determine, however, in order to see if you're eligible to apply for a Green Card.

Power to Revoke US Citizenship Limited by Supreme Court

bigstock-United-States-Supreme-Court-Bu-135756206-1-825x510.jpgIn Maslenjak v. United States, the Justices of the Supreme Court unanimously rejected the contention that the government could revoke the naturalization of an individual that made a minor misstatement at their naturalization interview or their N-400 application.

Trump's Travel Ban: Who is Affected?

bigstock-NEW-YORK-SEPTEMBER-Overv-108351995-1-825x510.jpgAfter lower courts repeatedly shot down Donald Trump's travel ban for unfairly targeting Muslims from certain countries, the Supreme Court allowed a revised version as of Monday, June 26, 2016. The decision all but allows Trump to now boast a victory. The travel ban affects travelers from six countries that are predominantly Muslim.

Federal Spending Bill and Immigration

bigstock-190757929-1-825x510.jpgOn May 1st, 2017, it was announced that Congress would again be dodging a "government shutdown" bullet by passing a federal spending bill known as the. Often referred to as an "omnibus bill" or a "stop gap" measure, this approach funds the federal government in full until individual annual agency budgets can be determined. This most recent measure provides the federal government with an impressive one trillion dollars until the end of its current fiscal year on September 30, 2017. In addition to allotting varying amounts of money to different agencies, there are often new or changed regulations as to how these agencies will operate and spend their funds. So now that Washington is funded for the next few months, how will the agencies governing immigration and their policies be affected?

"Hire American" Executive Proposal "Full of Sound and Fury"

bigstock-View-Of-Immigration-Control-At-159784136-320x212.jpgWith Trump's new "Buy American and Hire American" executive order comes concern across the nation from those who would potentially be affected by it. However, is there any real cause for concern from this latest executive order?

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