Category Archives: Citizenship

A View Through The Looking Glass: How Crimes Appear From The Immigration Court Perspective

ABSTRACT: The purpose of this Article is to provide a basic overview of a body of law that has been compared as second only to tax law in its complexity.  Our goal is to highlight the major areas where criminal laws … Continue reading

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Ortega v. Holder: Declaration of nationality

Individuals can file an administrative application for a certificate of citizenship, which if denied, could be pursued by way of an action under 8 U.S.C. section 1503(a). In an action for a declaration of nationality pursuant to 8 U.S.C. section … Continue reading

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Direct Filing N-400 Application for Naturalization

The Direct Mail Program for Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, took effect on January 22, 2009. As of that date, all nonmilitary applicants must submit Form N-400, and any related supplements, to one of two lockbox addresses, based on where … Continue reading

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Citizenship, Acquisition and Derivation, Child Citizenship Act

Citizenship: Acquisition and Derivation. (a) Introduction. (revision dated 07/18/2005) In addition to the naturalization process, the United States recognizes the U.S. citizenship of individuals gained through other means. A Certificate of Citizenship documents citizenship that is obtained other than through … Continue reading

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Physical Presence, Naturalization

1. Lawfully Admitted for Permanent Residence2. Continuity of Residence3. Residency: Jurisdiction4. Physical Presence5. Good Moral Character6. Attachment to the Constitution English and Civics (a) Introduction . Section 316(a) of the Act provides that “except as otherwise provided in this title,” … Continue reading

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