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Software makes applying for US citizenship easier

Advocacy groups for the path to citizenship across California and the rest of America have been working to streamline and improve the immigration process. Although legislative reform appears to have a difficult time coming to fruition, there has still been much progress from the private sector and among various immigration-related groups. For example, one group has automated the specific immigration application used by many prospective new Americans, thereby reducing the arduous task to a series of questions on a website. This has helped many applicants tremendously with both outreach and enrollment.

Software makes applying for US citizenship easier

Advocacy groups for the path to citizenship across California and the rest of America have been working to streamline and improve the immigration process. Although legislative reform appears to have a difficult time coming to fruition, there has still been much progress from the private sector and among various immigration-related groups. For example, one group has automated the specific immigration application used by many prospective new Americans, thereby reducing the arduous task to a series of questions on a website. This has helped many applicants tremendously with both outreach and enrollment.

Permanent resident minors and citizenship

California residents who were not born in the United States and who have one parent who became a U.S. citizen when they were a minor may wonder whether that conferred citizenship on them as well. If a child is a permanent resident, there are circumstances under which they might become citizens when a parent does. The rules are different depending on whether the person was 18 or older on Feb. 27, 2001 or was under 18 or not yet born on that date.

Permanent resident minors and citizenship

California residents who were not born in the United States and who have one parent who became a U.S. citizen when they were a minor may wonder whether that conferred citizenship on them as well. If a child is a permanent resident, there are circumstances under which they might become citizens when a parent does. The rules are different depending on whether the person was 18 or older on Feb. 27, 2001 or was under 18 or not yet born on that date.

California man charged with fraud for immigration scheme

A California man has been charge in connection with an alleged scam that promised citizenship to immigrants for fees of up to $10,000. The operation used adult adoptions as its method for gaining citizenship for immigrants who were willing to pay the fee. The 63-year-old man who ran the operation was charged with conspiracy and twelve fraud charges on Feb. 11.

California man charged with fraud for immigration scheme

A California man has been charge in connection with an alleged scam that promised citizenship to immigrants for fees of up to $10,000. The operation used adult adoptions as its method for gaining citizenship for immigrants who were willing to pay the fee. The 63-year-old man who ran the operation was charged with conspiracy and twelve fraud charges on Feb. 11.

Defining continuous residency for naturalization

Permanent U.S. residents in California who need to leave the country for a lengthy period may wonder whether this will affect their ability to become naturalized citizens. Immigration law states that in order to apply for naturalization, immigrants must have a period of continuous residence, and a period of time abroad of more than six months ends that continuous residence. However, there are exceptions.

Defining continuous residency for naturalization

Permanent U.S. residents in California who need to leave the country for a lengthy period may wonder whether this will affect their ability to become naturalized citizens. Immigration law states that in order to apply for naturalization, immigrants must have a period of continuous residence, and a period of time abroad of more than six months ends that continuous residence. However, there are exceptions.

Legal immigrants encouraged to become naturalized citizens

Californians may be interested to learn about a recently announced push by Mexico to encourage legal immigrants from the country in the U.S. to go ahead and seek dual citizenship in both countries. The Mexican government has indicated it is encouraging legal immigrants to become naturalized U.S. citizens in order to empower themselves.

Legal immigrants encouraged to become naturalized citizens

Californians may be interested to learn about a recently announced push by Mexico to encourage legal immigrants from the country in the U.S. to go ahead and seek dual citizenship in both countries. The Mexican government has indicated it is encouraging legal immigrants to become naturalized U.S. citizens in order to empower themselves.

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of California | California Board of Legal Specialization
  • Avvo
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Irvine Chamber