Immigrant Diaries Book is about more than just pursuing the American Dream and amassing wealth. It follows the true story of a young couple of immigrants with compelling stories and tales of struggle that are readily accessible to any reader from any background.
This book will make you think that everything is possible and will show you how to accelerate your accommodation in United States of America and avoid common mistakes that new immigrants do. If you will follow the advices written in this book, it will take you 1,5 month to accommodate completely and obtain all necessary documents and go through all processes. It is a must have for all new immigrants in United States.
We are sure you will find this guide more then useful. It was written to help you as you start your life in the United States, as well as help you understand your rights and responsibilities as a permanent resident.The guide tells you ways that you can become involved in your community. It also tells you some of the things that you will have to learn about if you wish to become a naturalized citizen.
This guide is a compilation of resources for immigrant youth living in the United States. It includes general descriptions of immigration relief as well as general advice on applying for benefits, driver’s licenses, financial aid for colleges, bank accounts and credit cards, filing taxes, registering for the national service and military service, and more.
Things you will understand better by reading our Immigrant Diaries Book:
- Stay out of trouble with the law. Some offenses, even minor ones, can lead to you being deported.
- If you are charged with a crime, make sure your lawyer (whether private or a public defender) knows your immigration status. Your lawyer is required under the Constitution to inform you how your criminal case will affect your immigration situation. Letting them know your immigration status will allow them to best help you.
- If you change your address, tell the immigration authorities immediately. You need to do this within 10 days of the move. Go to www.uscis.gov click on “Tools” and then click on “Change your Address on File.
- You need to get a new green card every 10 years. Your status doesn’t expire, you will just need to replace the card. Look at your green card to find its expiration date.
- If approached by immigration authorities, do not sign any papers and do not talk to them unless you check with a lawyer first.
- To travel outside the United States, you need a passport from your home country. If you later become a U.S. citizen, you can use a U.S. passport.
- Don’t leave the country for long periods. If you are gone for six months, you might have complications coming back to the U.S., and if it’s more than a year you might not be able to re‐enter the United States. If you have a good reason to be gone for a long time, you can ask for permission, but you need to do this before the trip, if possible.
- If you’re male, register for the “Selective Service” when you turn 18. This will make it possible for you to receive certain benefits, and apply for U.S. citizenship.
- If you are working, pay taxes if you owe them. This will keep you out of legal trouble and allow you to become a U.S. citizen later. For more information, see the section entitled “Taxes.”
- Apply for U.S. citizenship when you are eligible or encourage a parent who you live with to apply for citizenship before you turn 18 so that you can automatically become a citizen without having to apply later. For more information on why and how, see the section entitled “U.S Citizenship.”
- Do not lie (to a person or on a form) and say you are a U.S. citizen when you are not. A false claim to citizenship is taken seriously by the government and could hurt your chances of ever getting a green card or get you deported.