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September 19, 2023
Grace Parsons

Should I Apply for U.S. Citizenship?

Lawful permanent residents or “green-card holders” enjoy many legal benefits and protections in the United States. They can petition for their spouses and their unmarried children to immigrate to the United States. They can work lawfully at most jobs, travel...

December 09, 2022
Grace Parsons

Under a New USCIS Policy, Naturalization Receipts Will Extend Green Card Validity 24 Months from Expiration Dates

Today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a policy change to benefit lawful permanent residents (LPRs) who will be applying for U.S. citizenship with expired or nearly expired residency cards. LPRs are issued permanent resident cards (commonly referred to...

February 03, 2022
Beata Leja

Why is processing of my Naturalization Application taking so long?

You have submitted an application for Naturalization to become an U.S. Citizen. It has been over a year since filing, and there is still no progress on your case. Why is it taking so long for USCIS to review the...

August 24, 2021
Anna Buskila

U.S. Citizenship Transmission and Assisted Reproductive Technology

Recognizing the realities of modern families and advances in assisted reproductive technology (“ART”), the State Department and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) both updated their interpretation and application of the requirements for acquisition of U.S. citizenship at birth....

June 08, 2021
Anna Buskila

FAQs on NVC Case Processing

After USCIS approves your immigrant visa petition, your case is transferred to the Department of State's National Visa Center (“NVC”) for pre-processing if your case strategy requires you to attend an interview at the Embassy/Consulate. Once we submit your fees,...

Victory! USCIS Fee Increase Rule is Temporarily Blocked by Court Order!

Immigrants and their advocates have a lot to celebrate today. The United States District Court for the Northern District of California temporarily blocked the implementation of the USCIS’s fee increase rule on September 29, 2020, just days before the fees...

June 29, 2020
Hon. Robert Vinikoor (Ret.)

Unsuspecting issues that may affect your U.S. Citizenship eligibility and could place your residence status in jeopardy

Permanent Residence Status Issues Filing for citizenship is often viewed by many as an easy next step after obtaining lawful permanent resident status. However, the application and process can easily be fraught with complications that could not only lead to...

Lawful Permanent Residents: Unemployment Benefits and the Impact on Naturalization

The impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is being felt in every aspect of American society, as we endure shelter in place orders, social distancing guidelines, and closed schools, courts, and businesses. A substantial number of our nation’s workers are...


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