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...

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 ...

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 ...

FAQs: When Does My Time As a Permanent Resident Begin?
Mario A. Godoy

If you are not a U.S. citizen, your authorized period of residency in the United States must have an official starting date and ending date. Your time...

Gender-Neutral Passport Options Now Available
Mario A. Godoy

A new gender option is now available on passports for American citizens for Americans who identify as neither exclusively male nor female. Starting Ap...

Watch:  9 U.S. Citizenship Requirements
Mario A. Godoy

In order to become a U.S. citizen, all naturalization applicants must meet citizenship requirements. Foreigners who go through the naturalization proc...

What To Do If You Were Adopted from a Foreign Country and You Are Not A Citizen
Mario A. Godoy

If you are an adult adoptee from a foreign country, you might already be a U.S. citizen. What happens if you are adopted from a foreign country and yo...

Who Can Avoid Taking the Civics Test on the Citizenship Exam?
Mario A. Godoy

Speaking English and understanding United States history are important requirements to become a U.S. citizen. There are three ways someone can become ...

Who Can Avoid Taking the English Test on the Citizenship Exam?
Mario A. Godoy

Speaking English is an important part of becoming a U.S. citizen. There are three ways someone can become a citizen of the United States: 1. Birth 2. ...

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