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15Mar2017

Aliyah

  • By Adv. Dotan Cohen
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The laws relevant to entering and residing in Israel for different purposes are the Law of Entry to Israel (1952) and the Law of Return (1950). In addition, the Citizenship Law details possible options for becoming a citizen.   Based on the above laws, immigration to Israel is mainly possible per the “Aliyah” process, a
06Apr2015

Becoming a US citizen By Naturalization through Marriage

  • By Adv. Dotan Cohen
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What is Naturalization? In general, naturalization is a process by which a foreign national (a person who was not born in the US) obtains US citizenship by fulfilling certain requirements. There are a number of naturalization processes, but the most common one is naturalization through marriage. When a foreign national, who has obtained a Lawful
21Dec2014

US Citizenship through Parents

  • By Adv. Dotan Cohen
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In addition to obtaining citizenship by birthright or by naturalization, another common way to obtain US citizenship is through parents. Citizenship through parent or parents is a useful way to qualify for US citizenship if the applicant was not born in the US, and the applicant has not lived in the US for enough time
29Nov2014

Children of Diplomats May Have Claim to Birthright Citizenship

  • By Adv. Dotan Cohen
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Citizenship through birthright is available to persons born in the United States and subject to US jurisdiction at the time of their birth. This has been the law in the US since the adoption of the 14th Amendment, which enshrined the constitutional right to citizenship and equal protection for freed slaves and others.   This
04Apr2014

Dropping the Anchor

  • By Adv. Dotan Cohen
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United States immigration policy is riddled with controversy. Almost everyone agrees that the immigration system needs to be fixed, but almost no one agrees on the method to fix it. That being said, it comes as a quite a surprise that there has been very little discussion regarding the “Anchor Baby,” a term that has
15Mar2014

Renouncing US Citizenship

  • By Adv. Dotan Cohen
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Below is a brief synapsis of the procedures and effects of a U.S. citizen renouncing US citizenship.   PROCEDURE One must “voluntarily and with intent, relinquish US Citizenship;” Appear before a US Embassy/Consulate in a foreign country to renounce, and sign an oath of renunciation; Complete a IRS Form 8854, DS 4079 and Expatriation Information
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