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  • Client Approval: U.S. Citizenship for Mother & Child

    Citizenship/naturalization is a permanent benefit with many privileges, including worry-free travel and the ability to participate in the U.S. electoral process. The Form N-400, Naturalization Application is currently 20 pages long, and consists of complex biographic and travel questions. It is imperative that all information is accurately and properly completed to prevent delays in processing […]
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  • Automatic Acquisition of U.S. Citizenship After Birth

    Erica talks about pathways to U.S. citizenship in the video below. Learn more about Citizenship After Birth on the Berardi blog, as well as posts on U.S. Citizenship for Children Born Abroad, Delving Into Derivative Citizenship, and U.S. Citizenship at Birth. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to […]
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  • USCIS Announces New Online Filing Procedures for DACA Renewals

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced recently that individuals who have previously applied for and received deferred action under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) are now able to file their Form I-821D online. Form I-821D is known as the “Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” form.  Currently, this new filing online option […]
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  • Automatic Acquisition of Citizenship After Birth

    From USCIS Policy Manual (Chapter 4: Automatic Acquisition of Citizenship After Birth): The Child Citizenship Act of 2000 (CCA) amended INA 320 and removed INA 321 to create only one statutory provision and method for children in the United States to automatically acquire citizenship after birth. According to INA 320, a child born outside of […]
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  • What do I need to do after becoming a U.S. citizen?

    Becoming a U.S. citizen is a huge milestone in any immigrant’s life, it’s what many work towards since stepping foot in the United States. Although the largest hurdle has been surpassed, there are still items that one must file after attaining the coveted citizenship status. Below are some of the most important actions one can […]
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  • Crossing the Border: Entering Canada with Children Under 12

    We’ve been getting a ton of questions about traveling to Canada via land border with young children. Here’s what you need to know! If you have any questions about crossing the border, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We’d be happy to help.
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  • Client Approval: Individual L-1A & L-2 for Spouse and Children

    Attorney Erica Chiodo shares another Client Approval story from the border below. This particular client wanted assistance preparing his L-1A application. He also wanted the necessary dependent status for his wife and minor children. We helped the client prepare and we’re happy to report everything went smoothly at the border. If you need help preparing […]
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  • Three Fun Facts About L-1 Work Permits

    The L-1 (“intracompany transferee”) classification is utilized by employers to transfer executives, managers, and specialized knowledge employees to the United States from an affiliated office abroad. Below are three fun facts about the L-1 category that you may have never heard.  An L-1 Work Permit Can Be Used to Open a New Office in the United […]
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  • Employment Based Visas

    Every fiscal year, approximately 140,000 employment-based immigrant visas are made available to qualified applicants under the provisions of US immigration law. Employment based immigrant visas are divided into five preference categories. These five preference categories include priority workers and persons with extraordinary ability, professionals holding advanced degrees and persons of exceptional ability, skilled workers, professionals, […]
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