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FAQs for Entering the U.S.—Entry Inspection and Electronic Devices

All individuals entering the U.S. at international ports of entry are inspected by US Customs & Border Protection (CBP). This occurs at either the arrival airport in the U.S., Pre-Flight Inspection if flying from most...more

Decreto Legge 17 febbraio 2017 n. 13 – Disposizioni urgenti per l’accelerazione dei procedimenti in materia di protezione...

Il Decreto n. 13/2017, entrato in vigore lo scorso 18 febbraio, è in procinto di essere convertito in legge. Con questo intervento normativo il Governo ha cercato di rispondere alla situazione emergenziale relativa alla...more

Privacy Tip #80 – Continued Controversy Over Mobile Device Searches by CBP

Many people were shocked and outraged over the story I relayed about a U.S. citizen, in fact, a NASA scientist, who, after returning from racing solar cars abroad was required by Custom and Border Patrol (CBP) agents to hand...more

RLUIPA Implications of Trump’s Immigration Executive Order

Earlier this month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld a district court’s issuance of a temporary restraining order prohibiting the enforcement of Executive Order 13769 – “Protecting The Nation From...more

Supreme Court Decides Zivotofsky v. Kerry

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

On June 8, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Zivotofsky v. Kerry, No. 13-628, holding that the President of the United States has the exclusive power to grant formal recognition to a foreign sovereign. ...more

An Immigration Guide for International Same-Sex Married Couples

by Ronald Shapiro on

As we recently reported, the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled in the case of U.S. v. Windsor that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, and President Obama subsequently directed federal government...more

Should Married Nonresident Aliens Elect Joint Return Status?

by Sanford Millar on

The recent decisions of the US Supreme Court, (in the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 cases) to strike down anti-gay marriage legislation may very well produce an increase in immigrant marriages. The actual number...more

Immigration and Citizenship

by Oserogho & Associates on

In this Issue:- 1. Legal Alert – May 2013 – Immigration and Citizenship 2. Disclaimer Notice. 3. Copyright Notice. IMMGRATION The Immigration Act, CAP I1, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 provides the legal...more

Rule of International Law: Two citizens in the nation of the United States

by Dan Goodman on

In his work, “The Government of the United States: National, State, and Local,” (1922), William Bennett Munro (Professor of Municipal Government at Harvard University) quotes Section 1, Clause 1 of the Fourteenth...more

The Fourteenth Amendment's effects on Citizenship under the Constitution of the United States and under International Law

by Dan Goodman on

Before the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment, a citizen of a State, under Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 of the Constitution of the United States of America, was recognized as a citizen of the United States, under...more

See for yourself, Two citizens in the country of the United States

by Dan Goodman on

In this article, it is shown that there is in the country of the United States two citizens; a citizen of the United States and a citizen of a State who is not a citizen of the United States using the waters that surround...more

A Citizen of a State, under Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 of the Constitution, can get a Passport

by Dan Goodman on

Discover that before the Fourteenth Amendment, a citizen of a State was recognized under international law with the nationality of a citizen of the United States. A citizen of the United States was also a citizen of the...more

Practical Problems With Attempts To Change The Fourteenth Amendment Through An Interstate Birth Certificate Compact

Originally published in 17 Bender’s Immigration Bulletin - May 1, 2012. Recently, many politicians have proposed changing the Fourteenth Amendment’s Citizenship Clause to exclude the U.S.-born children of persons who do...more

For Purposes of International Law there are Two citizens in the country of the United States

by Dan Goodman on

William Bennett Munro, Professor of Municipal Government at Harvard University, in his work "The Government of the United States: National, State, and Local" (1919) writes at page 73: “So far as the rules of international...more

Two Distinct State Citizens For Purposes Of Diversity Of Citizenship

by Dan Goodman on

In any State of the Union, since the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment and the Slaughterhouse Cases, there are now two distinct state citizens. The first is recognized at Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 of the...more

All You Need To Know About A Citizen Of A State Who Is Not A Citizen Of The United States

by Dan Goodman on

Since the Fourteenth Amendment and the Slaughterhouse Cases, there is a citizen of the United States, and a citizen of a State who is not a citizen of the United States. A citizen of the United States is...more

Nigeria Terrorism (Prevention) Act 2011

by Oserogho & Associates on

Introduction – Terrorism (Prevention) Act, 2011 Terrorism has continued to threaten global peace and prosperity. To address this criminal activity, governments all over the world, including the Nigerian government, have...more

Blunders of the Supreme Court of the United States, Part 7

by Dan Goodman on

The seventh in a series on blunders made by the Supreme Court of the United States. In this article the case of the Slaughterhouse Cases (83 U.S. (Wall. 16) 36, 1873) is reviewed. The blunder made is that one born or...more

Blunders of the Supreme Court of the United States, Part 6

by Dan Goodman on

The sixth in a series on blunders made by the Supreme Court of the United States. In this article the case of Chirac v. Lessee of A. F. Chirac et. al. (15 U.S. (Wheat. 2) 259, 1817) is selected. The blunder made is that...more

On Dred Scott v. Sanford

by Dan Goodman on

At the time of the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in Dred Scott v. Sanford, in the year of 1856, there were black citizens as well as black slaves. Black citizens were descendants of blacks who were...more

Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 is defined to have both Fundamental and Common Privileges and Immunities

by Dan Goodman on

Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 has been defined to have both fundamental privileges and immunities as well as common privileges and immunities. After the adoption of the Constitution of the United States of...more

Yes a citizen of a State is also a citizen of the several States under the Constitution

by Dan Goodman on

A citizen of a State who is not a citizen of the United States is entitled to privileges and immunities of a citizen of the several States, under Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 of the Constitution of the United States of...more

Yes there is a citizen of a State and a citizen of the United States

by Dan Goodman on

There is a citizen of the United States, and a citizen of a State who is not a citizen of the United States. Legal authority quoted, cited and linked....more

Yes there are two citizens (with privileges and immunities) under the Constitution since the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment

by Dan Goodman on

Since the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment, there are two citizens under the Constitution of the United States of America with privileges and immunities which are not the same. They are a citizen of the United...more

Yes, there were four citizens before the Fourteenth Amendment

by Dan Goodman on

Before the Fourteenth Amendment, there were two citizens; one was a citizen of a State, born in the United States of America (a native citizen); the other was a citizen of the United States, born in a foreign country (a...more

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