Language Justice

Hurdles to Legal Immigration

When the media is filled with stories about undocumented immigrants, it causes many people to wonder why these individuals don’t complete the required paperwork to become legal U.S. citizens.  However, the truth is that becoming a citizen with a legal entry isn’t easy.  There are only a few ways people can legally immigrate to the […]

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Contract Translations and the CISG

Contract language is critical to the successful execution of commercial transactions.  For international transactions, there are additional challenges to consider when the languages of the parties to the contract differ.  Depending on the countries involved and the type of contract, many laws for language translation may apply, including the CISG. The United Nations Convention on […]

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Afghan Refugees Face Continued Challenges in the U.S.

When the United States pulled out of Afghanistan, the U.S. government recognized a need to take care of vulnerable Afghan citizens.  On August 29, 2021, Operation Allies Welcome was introduced to coordinate efforts to assist Afghan refugees seeking asylum in the United States.  The program includes establishing the Unified Coordination Group (UCG) that reports directly […]

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How to Get a Translated Copy of Your Criminal Record Check

There are many situations where you may need to present a criminal record check as part of official business.  For example, this type of documentation is common for international adoptions, applying for work overseas, and obtaining residency in a foreign country.  It can be a challenge getting the proper documentation and then making sure it […]

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USCIS Naturalization Requirements for Homeless Individuals

In 2020, the estimated number of homeless individuals in the United States was approximately 580,000.  A person may be homeless due to various factors, and some reside in shelters while others survive on the streets.  Applying for citizenship is a significant process for most individuals, but the challenges are even more daunting for a homeless […]

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Need a Legal Translation of a Power of Attorney?

A Power of Attorney is a useful arrangement to have in place in certain situations, however, for families across international borders, there can be challenges to ensuring translated versions meet legal requirements.  It’s also more common today to need an official apostilled and certified legal translation of a Power of Attorney. If you will need […]

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Translated Documents for Study Abroad

The opportunity to study abroad is exciting.  Living in a foreign country with a family of a different culture and possibly a different language provides students with insights, perspectives, and knowledge they won’t get from any other experience.  However, a great deal of preparation is involved, from the application process to compiling all the required […]

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Global Businesses Need Professional Translation

More and more businesses are expanding past their home country’s borders to attract potential customers in other countries.  Today, it’s not uncommon for an international tourist to be able to enjoy many of the same stores and restaurants abroad as they do within their country of origin.  While worldwide business opportunities expand a company’s potential […]

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Four Classifications of Immigrants to the United States

The United States provides an average of one million immigrants with lawful permanent resident status each year.  Most immigrants choose California, New York, Florida, and Texas to start their new lives.  Most immigrants come from Mexico, followed by India and China.  Yet people choose to immigrate to the United States for various reasons.  Overall, there […]

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Expanding Translation Requirements Continues to Hold Interest

According to a report published by the Center for Immigration Studies in 2018, 67.3 million U.S. residents (a combination of native-born, legal immigrants, and illegal immigrants) speak a language other than English in their homes.  This represents a 100% increase from 1990.  While few people are surprised that California leads the nation in non-English speakers, […]

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