Chicago Immigration and Naturalization Law Blog

September 17: What Does Citizenship Day 2022 Mean for Immigrants?
Mario A. Godoy

On September 17, 1787, the Founding Fathers signed the U.S. Constitution. On September 17, Americans celebrate Constitution Day 2022 in addition to Ci...

Adoptee Rights Campaign: Citizenship Rights for Adult Intercountry Adoptees
Mario A. Godoy

According to the Adoptee Rights Campaign, since the close of WWII,  Americans have adopted more than 500,000 children from more than 100 countries. T...

USCIS Updates Military Naturalization Qualifications
Mario A. Godoy

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services  (USCIS) has updated military naturalization qualifications so that a “current or former service memb...

65/20 Exemption: If You Are Over 65, You’ll Have Fewer Questions on the Citizenship Civics Test
Mario A. Godoy

If you plan to take the U.S. citizenship test provided by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and you are over 65 years of age, you ...

USCIS Recruits Citizenship Ambassadors to Encourage Naturalization
Mario A. Godoy

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has recruited 8 citizenship Ambassadors to encourage naturalization applications. Most ambassadors a...

Top 5 Birth Countries for Naturalized Citizens in the US
Mario A. Godoy

To celebrate the 4th of July, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) held naturalization ceremonies across the United States t...

Sunday, July 24 is National Parents Day: Help Your Parents Get Their Green Card
Mario A. Godoy

In 1994, Congress unanimously passed “The Parents’ Day Resolution” and established the fourth Sunday of July as a day to celebrate and recognize...

USCIS Announces New Citizenship Prep Grants
Mario A. Godoy

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced new grant opportunities for organizations that help immigrants prepare for naturalization ...

Don’t Let A DUI Derail Your Citizenship Goals
Mario A. Godoy

Do you want to become a citizen… but you have a DUI? If you want to be naturalized and become a United States citizen, but you have a DUI arrest...

Are You Qualified for Citizenship Through MAVNI? (The Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest Program)
Mario A. Godoy

May is designated as National Military Appreciation Month to recognize and honor all U.S. service members. U.S. non-citizens born in American Samoa ...

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