immigrationwell i kind of have a question, what does an immagrant have to do to become legal in the united states?

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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It is very complicated to become a United States citizen, and actually expensive too. You need to get an immigration lawyer first, and make sure all of your paperwork is in order from your own country. You need to be visiting the country legally first, before you can do anything else, of you are already here.
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There are very specific steps that an individual must take in order to become a citizen of the United States. The best thing to do is contact someone regrading these steps. You could check with the local county courthouse. It is very important that people come to the US legally. Coming here illegally poses many potential problems.

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It also depends somewhat what country you are coming from as to how easy or difficult a time you will have going through the legal process to immigrate here.  If you happen to be Cuban, you are in luck - just make it to American soil and you are automatically a legal resident.  Any other nation and the process is more complicated and time consuming.  I wish you luck in your goal.

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ask996 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

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The information for which you are searching depends upon whether you are referring to actually being a legal immigrant United States or whether you are referring to becoming a legal citizen. Either way you will probably find some information to help you at the following website: Center for Immigration Studies

http://www.cis.org

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There's actually a lot of things and procedures that you need to do or get to be a legal US citizen. Here's some of the steps to follow in case you'll be applying for citizenship. http://www.immigrationdirect.com/resources/process.jsp
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krishna-agrawala | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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USA has fairly well defined criteria, procedures and quotas laid down for becoming a legal immigrant in t the USA. A person intending to migrate to USA will do well to familiarize himself or herself with the relevant applicable and provisions. and follow the laid down procedure. It is best to avoid becoming an illegal immigrant in the first place.

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The information for which you are searching depends upon whether you are referring to actually being a legal immigrant United States or whether you are referring to becoming a legal citizen. Either way you will probably find some information to help you at the following website: Center for Immigration Studies

http://www.cis.org

Ok then so if your an illegal immagrant what can you do to become illegal with out being caught with ICE?

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jroneandonly | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

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The information for which you are searching depends upon whether you are referring to actually being a legal immigrant United States or whether you are referring to becoming a legal citizen. Either way you will probably find some information to help you at the following website: Center for Immigration Studies

http://www.cis.org

i meant legal immagrant sorry... =)

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jroneandonly | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

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The information for which you are searching depends upon whether you are referring to actually being a legal immigrant United States or whether you are referring to becoming a legal citizen. Either way you will probably find some information to help you at the following website: Center for Immigration Studies

http://www.cis.org

Ok then so if your an illegal immagrant what can you do to become illegal with out being caught with ICE?

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