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  • Citizenship and Integration Grant Program Accepting Applications

    United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began accepting applications for the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program for fiscal year 2015 on April 1, 2015. This program is a competitive grant funding opportunity for organizations that prepare permanent residents for naturalization and promote civic integration through increased knowledge of U.S. history, English and civics. The […]
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  • USCIS Issues Notice Detailing the Next Steps of the Executive Actions on Immigration

    Last week, USCIS issued a notice detailing the next steps of the Executive Actions on Immigration. USCIS is responsible for implementing these initiatives as soon as possible. Some initiatives will be implemented over the next several months and some will take longer. Over the coming months, USCIS will produce detailed explanations, instructions, and forms as […]
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  • Celebrating Constitution Day and Citizenship Day in the United States

    Each year in the United States we celebrate Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. This is a federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. We celebrate each year on Sept. 17, as this was the day the Founding Fathers signed the Constitution in Philadelphia in […]
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  • What You Need to Know to Pass Your Naturalization Test

    Imagine this scenario: You have been a green card holder for the past five years and have made sure to spend less than six months a year outside of the United States. You can now finally apply to become a U.S. citizen! After submitting your application to USCIS and attending your biometrics appointment, you have […]
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  • USCIS Celebrates Independence Day by Inducting 9,000 New Citizens

    On July 4, 1776, the United States adopted the Declaration of Independence, declaring our country’s freedom from the rule of Great Britain. Americans now celebrate this historic event — Independence Day — each year on the Fourth of July with a barrage of fireworks, parades, cookouts, carnivals and everything in between. This year, USCIS will […]
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  • What the World Cup is Teaching Us About Citizenship

    Soccer is the sport played most consistently around the world. It’s not sectioned off or dominated by one particular country. According to FIFA’s most recent survey, there are 265 million players actively involved in soccer around the world, or roughly 4 percent of the world’s population. The FIFA World Cup is the world’s most widely […]
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  • Becoming a U.S. Citizen Carries Numerous Advantages

    The laws of the Constitution grant rights to both citizens and non-citizens who reside within the United States. However, becoming a U.S. citizen carries with it several benefits unavailable to non-citizens. According to the United States Custom and Immigration Services’ Guide to Naturalization, the following are some of the advantages of becoming a citizen: Voting […]
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  • Naturalization Ceremonies: Celebrating Presidents’ Day the Right Way

    With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we often think of Presidents’ Day as another day off of work. This national holiday, which occurs the third Monday of February, is the national holiday to recognize George Washington, our nation’s very first president. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) decided to honor Washington in […]
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  • New Form, Instructions for Naturalization

    United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced changes to Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. For anyone unfamiliar, naturalization is the process by which U.S. citizenship is granted to a foreign citizen or national after he or she fulfills the requirements established by Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act. USCIS announced the change […]
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  • Citizenship Dreams Come True this President's Day

    One of the best parts of being an immigration practitioner is Naturalization day.  We’ve had the honor and privilege of seeing many clients through the entire immigration process from nonimmigrant, to green card holder, to citizenship … and it is always a cause for celebration. Our website provides many resources for individuals interested in the […]
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