How To Become A United States Citizen?

Naturalization is the legal process through which a foreign citizen or national can become a U.S. citizen. To be naturalized, an applicant must first be qualified to apply for citizenship. Then, he or she must complete an application, attend an interview, and pass an English and a civics test. Upon successful completion of these steps, the applicant takes an oath of loyalty, and becomes a citizen. These legal requirements help the immigration service ensure that only those people who are sincere in their desire to become Americans become naturalized. The laws pertaining to Naturalization are very complex. They are contained in section 316 of the Immigration and Nationality Act or “INA”. Generally, to qualify for naturalization, under INA 316, an applicant must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older at the time of filing Form N-400
  • Be lawfully admitted for permanent residence
  • Be a lawfully permanent resident for at least 5 years at the time of filing Form N-400
  • Demonstrate good moral character for at least 5 years prior to the Form N-400 filing date, and during the period leading to administration of the Oath of Allegiance
  • Have resided continuously in the United States for at least 5 years as a lawful permanent resident before filing Form N-400
  • Have resided for at least 3 months in the State or USCIS District where residency is claimed before filing Form N-400
  • Have resided continuously in the United States from the date of filing Form N-400 up to the time of administration of the Oath of Allegiance
  • Be physically present in the United States for at least 2 1/2 years at the time of filing Form N-400
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of U.S. history and government
  • Demonstrate the ability to read, write, and speak words in ordinary usage in the English language
  • Establish an attachment to the principles of the U.S. Constitution and be disposed to the good order and happiness of the United States

We are immigrants too. Diaspora Law is passionate about helping immigrants because we all have a deep connection to the cause. We have seen and experienced the struggle, the confusion, and the strength it takes to come to the United States for a better life for your family or business. Schedule a Consultation Today.

Pennsylvania: Challenges for Immigrants – English – 9/20/2018

Diaspora Law is a Top Reviewed U.S. Immigration Law firm that specializes in family immigration, business immigration and deportation defense. Licensed federally to practice U.S. Immigration Law in all 50 States and abroad, we are a non-partisan, pro-immigrant, humanitarian effort to keep families together and protect those who cannot defend themselves. Further, through community engagement and support we work with local organizations to advocate for fair changes in immigration law and the fair treatment of all people.

Below you will find the presentation slides from one of our regular and recent community outreach events. Please contact the office or see our Facebook page for upcoming events.

Presentation – General Immigration Information Presentation – English

Diaspora Law is a Top Reviewed U.S. Immigration Law firm that specializes in family immigration, business immigration and deportation defense. Licensed federally to practice U.S. Immigration Law in all 50 States and abroad, we are a non-partisan, pro-immigrant, humanitarian effort to keep families together and protect those who cannot defend themselves. Further, through community engagement and support we work with local organizations to advocate for fair changes in immigration law and the fair treatment of all people.

Below you will find the presentation slides from one of our regular and recent community outreach events. Please contact the office or see our Facebook page for upcoming events.

Presentation – Opciones Para Inmigración – Spanish

Diaspora Law is a Top Reviewed U.S. Immigration Law firm that specializes in family immigration, business immigration and deportation defense. Licensed federally to practice U.S. Immigration Law in all 50 States and abroad, we are a non-partisan, pro-immigrant, humanitarian effort to keep families together and protect those who cannot defend themselves. Further, through community engagement and support we work with local organizations to advocate for fair changes in immigration law and the fair treatment of all people.

Below you will find the presentation slides from one of our regular and recent community outreach events. Please contact the office or see our Facebook page for upcoming events.

Diaspora Law Presentation Archive

Diaspora Law is a Top Reviewed U.S. Immigration Law firm that specializes in family immigration, business immigration and deportation defense. Licensed federally to practice U.S. Immigration Law in all 50 States and abroad, we are a non-partisan, pro-immigrant, humanitarian effort to keep families together and protect those who cannot defend themselves. Further, through community engagement and support we work with local organizations to advocate for fair changes in immigration law and the fair treatment of all people.

Below you will find the presentation slides from all of our regular and recent community outreach events. Please contact the office or see our Facebook page for upcoming events.

Overview of Family Concerns with Immigration – English

General Immigration Information Presentation – English

Presentación General de Información de Inmigración – Spanish

Pennsylvania: Challenges for Immigrants – English

Immigrant Rights/Derechos Del Inmigrante – English/Spanish

Opciones Para Inmigracion – Spanish

Presentation – Presentación General de Información de Inmigración – Spanish

Diaspora Law is a Top Reviewed U.S. Immigration Law firm that specializes in family immigration, business immigration and deportation defense. Licensed federally to practice U.S. Immigration Law in all 50 States and abroad, we are a non-partisan, pro-immigrant, humanitarian effort to keep families together and protect those who cannot defend themselves. Further, through community engagement and support we work with local organizations to advocate for fair changes in immigration law and the fair treatment of all people.

Below you will find the presentation slides from one of our regular and recent community outreach events. Please contact the office or see our Facebook page for upcoming events.

Presentation – Overview of Family Concerns with Immigration – English

Diaspora Law is a Top Reviewed U.S. Immigration Law firm that specializes in family immigration, business immigration and deportation defense. Licensed federally to practice U.S. Immigration Law in all 50 States and abroad, we are a non-partisan, pro-immigrant, humanitarian effort to keep families together and protect those who cannot defend themselves. Further, through community engagement and support we work with local organizations to advocate for fair changes in immigration law and the fair treatment of all people.

Below you will find the presentation slides from one of our regular and recent community outreach events. Please contact the office or see our Facebook page for upcoming events.

Presentation – Immigrant Rights/Derechos Del Inmigrante – English/Spanish

Diaspora Law is a Top Reviewed U.S. Immigration Law firm that specializes in family immigration, business immigration and deportation defense. Licensed federally to practice U.S. Immigration Law in all 50 States and abroad, we are a non-partisan, pro-immigrant, humanitarian effort to keep families together and protect those who cannot defend themselves. Further, through community engagement and support we work with local organizations to advocate for fair changes in immigration law and the fair treatment of all people.

Below you will find the presentation slides from one of our regular and recent community outreach events. Please contact the office or see our Facebook page for upcoming events.

Top Deportation Defense Strategies And Opportunities

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Diaspora Law specializes in the defense of immigrants who have been detained and placed into removal and deportation proceedings. We can help! If you or a loved one has been detained or is being held in a Detention Facility and need legal representation, please contact our Immigration Attorneys and Legal Counselors at Diaspora Law: 1-800-919-9280 Continue reading

Can I Get A Green Card: Explaining USCIS Family And Business Categories, Asylum, And Withholding Of Removal

Determining if you are eligible to get a Green Card, and the process to get a Green Card can seem like a daunting task. Hopefully, these blog posts can give you some assistance and clarity about your eligibility for a Green Card. Determining if you are eligible for a Green Card is dependent on how you first came to the United States. Below you will find information about eligibility for a Green card depending on how you entered the United States. The eligibility categories are separated into the following categories: Asylum or Withholding of Removal, Non-Immigrant Visa, Immigrant Visa, and USCIS categories. All of these categories are subject to statutory exceptions and limitations. Please contact our office for questions related to qualifying for a Green Card. Continue reading

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