December 18, 2014
Changes in immigration services
POMONA--Foreign-born Inland Empire residents have two homeland security issues to deal with.

The department of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced plans to expedite naturalization cases.

Former Southern California INS Director Ernest Gustafson operates an immigration service office in Pomona and says the plans are long overdue.

On a related note, Mr. Gustafson says that prior to October 1989 permanent resident cards were issued without expiration dates.

He adds that those will soon have to be replaced with a renewable 10-year card.

I recommend the people who have the old style card and have a clean case to apply now. Or apply for U.S. citizenship, he says.

Gustafson says the change will benefit homeland security.


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