While many immigrants in Texas and across the country have been unsettled by recent changes to immigration law and enforcement, there are also some positive changes that could help legal immigrants obtain green cards. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced that one requirement for a green card will be updated effective Nov. 1. In particular, the changes affect the required medical examination. This exam aims to ensure that an applicant does not have any health issues that could make him or her inadmissible to the United States.
As a state that's home to many foreign-born individuals, Texas has its share of immigration news. However, a recent case in Kansas may be of vital importance and demonstrate the strictness of federal immigration laws. In the case, a South Korean-born woman must leave the United States despite being adopted during the period of her minority.
Permanent lawful residents in Texas who want to become naturalized U.S. citizens must meet strict requirements. However, the requirements may be waived in some cases, and others might meet exceptions to them.