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USCIS Issues Policy Alert on Marriage and Living in Marital Union Requirements for Naturalization

USCIS is updating policy guidance in its Policy Manual to clarify the married and living in marital union requirements for naturalization under INA §319(a). The updated guidance is effective immediately, is controlling, and supersedes any prior guidance on this matter.

Army Reinstates At Least 36 Discharged Immigrants

The Associated Press reports that at least three dozen immigrant recruits who were discharged from the U.S. Army after enlisting with a promised pathway to citizenship are being brought back to serve. Another 149 discharges have been suspended and are under review

DOJ Secures First Denaturalization as a Result of Operation Janus

The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that a judge revoked the naturalized U.S. citizenship of Baljinder Singh and canceled his Certificate of Naturalization, reverting him to lawful permanent resident status and rendering him potentially subject to removal proceedings at DHS’s discretion. This case was the first denaturalization to result from the DHS initiative Operation Janus.

USCIS Updates Policy Guidance on the Biometrics Requirement for Naturalization

Effective July 26, 2017, USCIS will require every naturalization applicant to provide biometrics regardless of age, unless the applicant qualifies for a fingerprint waiver due to certain medical conditions.

Court Upholds District Court’s Denial of Naturalization Due to Unauthorized Employment

The Eighth Circuit held that the district court did not err in relying on the petitioner’s certified naturalization application, his sworn statements, and corroborating letters, when it denied his naturalization petition on the grounds that he had violated the terms of his religious worker visa by accepting employment before receiving authorization to do so.

Another Win: Naturalization w/ Felony granted

Naturalization Application/U.S. Citizenship approved for lawful permanent resident with a felony  prescription fraud conviction.  Client will become a U.S. citizen in time to vote in the coming presidential election and will no longer need to worry about long delays/secondary inspection when entering the United States.

Another Win for our Law Office

Naturalization and expungement granted for crime  for Client who can now travel to Canada without any problems.

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