Category Archives: Good Moral Character

Good Moral Character (GMC), Naturalization N-400 application, Chicago District Office, Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS)

Lawfully Admitted for Permanent Residence Continuity of Residence Residency: Jurisdiction Physical Presence Good Moral Character Attachment to the Constitution English language proficiency and knowledge of United States history and government. Naturalization applicants are required by law to appear in person … Continue reading

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CA7 Upholds Denial of Continuance for Petitioner with Multiple Traffic Violations

The court held that there was enough evidence before the IJ and BIA to conclude that petitioner lacked the good moral character necessary for cancellation, and that the outcome of the latest criminal proceeding was immaterial. Bd. did not err … Continue reading

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Drug trafficking prior to naturalization interview precluded good moral character: U.S. v. Suarez 7th Cir Denaturalization/Good Moral Character Requirement 12-21-2011

In U.S. v. Suarez, 2011 WL 6382155 (7th Cir. 2011), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed a decision by the U.S. District Court which revoked the defendant’s previously accorded naturalization pursuant to INA § 340(a) [8 … Continue reading

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Cancellation of Removal/Good Moral Character/false claim of citizenship

Issue: Petitioner Muratoski challenges BIA’s interpretation of the regulation regarding the exception to an adverse finding of good moral character based on a false claim of citizenship (8 U.S.C. § 1101(f); Matter of Guadarrama de Contreras, 24 I. & N. … 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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