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Category: Citizenship / Naturalization and the N-400 Application

Beware Immigrants: Automatic Voter Registration

Nov 15, 2017
Published November 15, 2017   On the topic of well-intended laws and unintended consequences, one of the first things that come to my mind is the law requiring local Department...

Chicago Based Applicants for Green Cards and Citizenship: DHS/CIS Processing Times

Apr 20, 2017
Published April 20, 2017   Marriage based adjustment of status applicants residing in CIS Chicago’s jurisdiction are seeing an approximately 4-5 month wait to be scheduled for an interview.  Applicants...

Applying for U.S. Citizenship: The Top 4 Things That Matter

Mar 21, 2017
Published March 21, 2017   To be sure, a foreign national residing in the U.S. as a lawful permanent resident (aka “green card” holder) is not required to apply for...

Naturalization Without the English and/or Civics/History Requirement

Dec 14, 2016
Published December 14, 2016   With few exceptions, eligibility for U.S. naturalization depends on an applicant:  1)  having accumulated a minimum number of years of lawful permanent residence, 2) demonstrating good...

FILE BEFORE DECEMBER 23, 2016 TO AVOID IMMIGRATION FILING FEE INCREASES

Nov 23, 2016
Published November 23, 2016   As of December 23, 2016, and for the first time in six years, a filing fee increase for certain immigration applications or petitions is set to...

Do I Need to Renew My Green Card If I Am Applying for U.S. Citizenship?

Sep 20, 2016
Published September 20, 2016     U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Headquarters recently issued a directive clarifying the circumstances under which prospective applicants for naturalization – filing Form N-400 – ...

International Travel For Non-Citizens With Criminal Records

Jun 7, 2016
PUBLISHED June 7, 2016   In the post 9/11 world, non-U.S. citizens with criminal records seeking to reenter the U.S. following international travel face the distinct possibility their inspection process...

Applying for a Green Card – The Top 5 Things That Matter

Sep 7, 2015
published September 7, 2015   There are dozens and dozens of factors that go into an individual’s eligibility for a U.S. lawful permanent residence, or green card. For individuals present...

Accidental Voters and Disproportionate Immigration Consequences

May 11, 2015
Published May 11, 2015 It’s maddening.   At least once a week over the course of the past 6 years, I hear a story of a foreign national mistakenly being registered...

Top Six Reasons to Hire an Immigration Lawyer

Apr 30, 2015
Published April 26, 2015   1.  To Keep a Clean and Simple Case, Clean and Simple: A knowledgeable and experienced immigration lawyer will know how a filing, whether family based...