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Category: US Citizenship

  • Proposed Adjustment of Certain Immigration and Naturalization Fees

    On January 3, 2023, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a proposal to adjust certain immigration and naturalization benefit request fees. These new fees would allow USCIS to more fully recover its operating costs, reestablish and maintain timely case processing, and prevent the accumulation of future case backlogs.  USCIS receives a majority of its […]
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  • Client Approval: Naturalization

    Associate Attorney Erica Chiodo talks about a recent client success story involving applying for naturalization. Watch the video below for more information and check out our page on US Citizenship and our blog for posts like USCIS Automatically Extends Green Cards for Naturalization Applicants. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We […]
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  • The Pros and Cons of Renouncing Your U.S. Citizenship

    There are a lot of pros and cons to consider before making this decision, and it’s not something that should be taken lightly. In the video below, we’ll take a look at some of the most important factors to think about when deciding whether or not to renounce your citizenship. You may also be interested […]
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  • Where in the World is Congress? Are They Lost? The Future of DACA

    In this video, we take a look at the future of DACA and what Congress is doing (or not doing). We’ll also explore some possible outcomes for DREAMers and their families. This is an important issue that affects many people, so please share this video if you find it helpful or informative. You may also […]
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  • DHS Begins Limited Implementation of DACA under Final Rule

    On October 31, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) implemented their final rule to preserve and fortify Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). This means that DACA is now based on a formal regulation, thereby preserving and fortifying the program while the program remains the subject of litigation in court. Previously, DACA was based […]
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  • USCIS Committed to Removing Barriers to Naturalization for U.S. Service Members

    With Veterans Day nearly upon us, USCIS has announced that it will be hosting several Veterans Day-themed naturalization ceremonies across the nation, exclusive to veterans, service members, and military spouses looking to become U.S. citizens. Over 3,900 naturalization candidates composed of U.S. military, veterans, and their families will take the Oath of Allegiance in 50 […]
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  • USCIS Removes Barriers to Naturalization for Applicants with Disabilities

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) recently announced an updated policy guidance to clarify and conform with the revision of Form N-648, Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions. To adhere to President Biden’s Executive Order 14012 and Executive Order 13985 and in response to the administration’s legal immigration goals, USCIS has shortened and simplified Form N-648. […]
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  • Naturalization & Registering with the Selective Service System

    Rebecca Bentley discusses registering with the selective service system. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • USCIS Awards $20 Million to Citizenship and Integration Grants

    On September 29, 2022, USCIS awarded nearly $20 million in grants to 66 organizations in 35 states to help prepare lawful permanent residents (LPRs) and those with a clear pathway to lawful permanent residency for naturalization. These grants were made possible thanks to funding provided by Congress, which doubled the funding available for fiscal year […]
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  • USCIS Welcomes 19,000 New Citizens in Celebration of Constitution Day & Citizenship Day

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is celebrating Constitution Day and Citizenship Day this year by welcoming more than 19,000 new citizens in more than 235 naturalization ceremonies across the nation between September 17 and September 23.  The nation observes Constitution Day on September 17 to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September […]
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