Bill to Redefine U.S. Citizenship Introduced in Congress

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) reported today that Representative King, a Republican from Iowa introduced the Birthright Citizenship Act (H.R. 140) on January 5, 2011.  If the bill were to be signed into law, it would amend…

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USCIS Revises Criteria for Naturalization Applicants with Disabilities

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released yesterday a revised form N-648 (Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions) for lawful permanent residents (green card holders) with certain disabilities who are seeking a waiver of the English language and U.S. history…

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Largest Number of Military Naturalizations since the Korean War

The U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) reported today that in Fiscal Year (FY) 2010, the agency has naturalized over 11,000 U.S. military service members in military duty stations throughout the U.S. and abroad. That is the largest number of military naturalizations in any…

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USCIS Issues New Version of Naturalization Certificate

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reported today that it has begun issuing a new version of the Certificate of Naturalization (Form N-550) with enhanced security features to combat fraud. The enhanced features on the new certificates include the individual’s digitized photo and signature…

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Two Precedent Decisions Issued by USCIS

The U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) via its Administrative Appeals Office (AAO), issued two (2) precedent decisions yesterday.  Those decisions are published by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) as part of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Furthermore,…

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