Becoming a United States Citizen
Our immigration law firm can help make your dream of citizenship in the United States a reality through naturalization. Naturalization refers to the process of becoming a United States citizen.
We can help you with completing the citizenship application forms to ensure accuracy and completeness. It is important to consult with an immigration and naturalization attorney. We will prepare and complete your application to ensure that we demonstrate your good moral character. In addition, we want to ensure that there is nothing in your application or background that might lead to the loss of your status as a Legal Permanent Resident. This sometimes occurs when an application is not thoroughly reviewed. Finally, we will accompany you to your citizenship interview and be prepared to respond to any issues that may arise.
President Biden Immigration Reform Bill and Citizenship
On February 18, 2021, President Biden’s sweeping immigration reform bill was formally introduced on Capitol Hill. Sen. Bob Menendez (D) New Jersey, a son of Cuban immigrants and Rep. Linda T. Sánchez (D) California, a daughter of Mexican immigrants introduced the legislation. The U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 provides a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country.
The proposed bill creates an eight-year path to citizenship for almost all undocumented immigrants in the United States as of January 1, 2021. First, following a background check that includes proof of the full payment of taxes, an applicant would receive an official employment work authorization permit for a period of 5 years. After five years, they would become eligible for a green card. Finally, after three years with permanent residency, an immigrant could apply for full citizenship.
The proposed legislation would also increase employment-based visas. Businesses and other employers will be able to more easily attract global talent by bringing foreign workers to the United States based on a variety of visas.
The bill also vastly improves family-based immigration. Families seeking to reunify will find it easier to come to the United States. Spouses and minor children will be able to join relatives currently residing here as the bill would eliminate many roadblocks currently in place.
Please check back frequently for updates as the bill works its way through Congress and changes are made to it. We will also highlight additional portions of the legislation in upcoming updates.
What are the eligibility requirements for United States Citizenship?
Continuous residence in the United States
Physical presence in the United States
Ability to read, write, and speak English (there are some exceptions)
Basic knowledge and understanding of U.S. history and government
Good moral character
Regardless of your immigration concern, you can count on our experience and dedication. With our firm on your side, you will have an immigration lawyer directly available to you.
Please contact us for more information about your case so that we may determine and then pursue your best option.
- H-1B Specialty Occupation Visa
- H-2A Temporary Agricultural Workers
- H-2B Nonagricultural Temporary Workers
- H-3 Nonimmigrant Trainee
- P-1A Internationally Recognized Athlete
- P-1B Internationally Recognized Entertainment Group
- P-2 Performer under Reciprocal Exchange Program
- P-3 Artist Culturally Unique Program
- EB-1A Extraordinary Ability
- EB-1B Outstanding Professor
- EB-1C Multinational Manager or Executive
- EB-5 Investor