US Citizenship Approved under MAVNI!

US Citizenship Approved under MAVNI!

Under the Military Accessions Vital To National Interest (MAVNI), the U.S. Secretary of Defense authorized military services to recruit certain legal aliens whose skills were considered vital to the national interest. Our client came to the United States as an F1 student, joined the MAVNI program, and is now a US Citizen. We discuss his journey from an F1 student to US Citizen here.

USCIS UPDATE – USCIS Automatic Extension of Green Cards for Naturalization Applicants
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USCIS UPDATE – USCIS Automatic Extension of Green Cards for Naturalization Applicants

On December 9, 2022, USCIS announced a policy change that will automatically extend green cards for naturalization applicants. The new policy will go into effect on December 12, 2022. We discuss the new USCIS Policy to Automatically Extend Green Cards for Naturalization Applicants here.

My US Citizenship is delayed, what can I do?
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My US Citizenship is delayed, what can I do?

If you filed for US Citizenship through naturalization, and it has been over 4 months since your interview with no response, then you have recourse.  US Congress has enacted laws that enable applicants for US Citizenship through Naturalization who have been waiting 4 months or more to take action in federal court and request a judge to force USCIS to make a decision on long-pending US citizenship cases. We discuss how to get a decision on your US Citizenship case here. 

USCIS UPDATE – Military Naturalization Guidance for Calixto Class Members
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USCIS UPDATE – Military Naturalization Guidance for Calixto Class Members

On October 7, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published updated guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual as a result of a settlement agreement in Calixto to v. Department of the Army, Civ. A. No. 18-1551 (PLF) (D.D.C.), known as the Calixto Agreement. Effective Sept. 22, 2022, the U.S. Army agreed to certify Form N-426, Request for Certification of Military or Naval Service, for Calixto class members.

Arrive US Immigration Law Podcast – Episode 18 – Am I a US Citizen?
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Arrive US Immigration Law Podcast – Episode 18 – Am I a US Citizen?

Arrive US Immigration Law Podcast – Episode 18 – In the most recent episode of the Arrive Podcast, we discuss questions surrounding U.S. citizenship for those born outside the United States. You can watch the episode here on YouTube or listen wherever you find your favorite podcasts.

Arrive US Immigration Law Podcast – Episode 10 – The Naturalization Interview
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Arrive US Immigration Law Podcast – Episode 10 – The Naturalization Interview

In the most recent episode of the Arrive Podcast, we explore the naturalization interview – If you are a U.S. permanent resident, and meet the minimum requirements, you can file for U.S. citizenship through naturalization. In this episode, we discuss the naturalization interview.