Archive for the ‘Citizenship/ Naturalization’ Category

Immigrant Military Recruits Face Continued Obstacles to Obtaining Citizenship

10/16/2018 Written by SRW Lawyers

Earlier this year, word began circulating that USCIS quietly announced the closure of all naturalization offices at US Army basic training sites. USCIS public affairs issued this guidance on January 10, 2018—only 16 days before the Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Fort Benning, Georgia and Fort Jackson, South Carolina naturalization offices were slated to close. These closures […]Read More >

Policy Alert: USCIS Changes Requirements for Children Born to Unmarried Parents Outside the U.S. to Acquire Citizenship

4/20/2018 Written by SRW Lawyers

On April 18th, USCIS released policy guidance clarifying the requirements for children born to unmarried parents outside of the United States to acquire U.S. citizenship.  Specifically, the changes affect sections 301 and 309 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), and address the following two issues: Changes to physical presence requirements in acquisition of citizenship […]Read More >

Expedited Naturalization Under INA §319(b)

8/12/2015 Written by SRW Lawyers

Last week, I had the privilege of watching my client, a Thai national, become a U.S. citizen. She was administratively sworn in at the USCIS Buffalo Office by the Field Director after being approved for expedited naturalization under INA §319(b). She walked into the USCIS Buffalo Office as a conditional lawful permanent resident and about […]Read More >

Ten-Year Green Card About to Expire and Considering Naturalization?

11/10/2014 Written by SRW Lawyers

Given filing fees, processing times, etc. an LPR with a valid 10 year green card set to expire soon and who is also eligible to apply for naturalization, may be faced with a dilemma – do I renew my green card by filing Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card, with USCIS since I […]Read More >

When Does My Child Automatically Acquire U.S. Citizenship Under the Child Citizenship Act of 2000?

11/10/2014 Written by SRW Lawyers

In order for a child to obtain U.S. citizenship under the Child Citizenship Act, certain conditions must be met. For more information, please refer to Nisha Fontaine’s Family to USA blog, located here.Read More >