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For ""I Like To Be An American!": Current Issues In U.S.
Naturalization And Nationality Law"
In the Post-9/11 era, whether for reasons of patriotism, assimilation,
political activism, avoidance of hassles at the ports of entry, a desire to
sit on a high-profile Hollywood jury, or the wish to eliminate any future
exposure to grounds for detention or removal, many clients today are
seeking to gain the benefits of U.S. citizenship. Others are concerned
about the implications of dual nationality as a snare for NSEERS
enforcement, or about activities that will cause a loss of citizenship.
Still others want to shed U.S. nationality and return to the home country
or claim status as a U.S. national as a defense to deportation. This new
series will feature a panel of nationally renowned experts who will
comprehensively address naturalization, citizenship and nationality law
issues in detail.
FIRST Phone Session on July 30 and SECOND Phone Session on August
- Proving the Basic Requirements:
- Does Your Client Satisfy the Physical Presence Requirements?
- Can You Distinguish Preservation of Residence for Purposes of:
- Retention of Lawful Permanent Resident Status?
- Eligibility for Naturalization?
- Income and Estate Taxation?
- Does Your Client Qualify for Preservation of Residence for
Naturalization Purposes (Form I-470)?
- Do You Know How to Deal with the Special Problems of Permanent
- Is Your Client's Moral Character Good Enough?
- Addressing Issues of Criminal History;
- Resolving a Failure to Register for Selective Service;
- Dealing with a Client's Failure to Acknowledge All Material Facts on
the N-4000 or a Misrepresentation Before or During the Naturalization
- Issues, Tips and Tactics:
- Overcoming Obstacles to Naturalization:
- Civics and History Exam;
- Physical or mental infirmity;
- Language and Health Waivers for Naturalization
- Claiming exemption from military service on the basis of alienage;
- When Naturalization Is A Very Bad Idea:
- Did Client Obtain LPR Status under Questionable Circumstances?
- Has Client Been Misbehavin' while an LPR?
- Hurry up and wait: Tips, Strategies and Best Practices.
- Standard Versus Expedited Processing;
- Resolving delays in Adjudication of Naturalization Applications;
- Informal Administrative Action;
- Tell it to the Judge: Mandamus and INA 336(b) Actions;
- Dealing with a Denial of Naturalization: Evaluating the options.
- Administrative Appeal;
- De Novo Judicial Review under INA 310(c).
SECOND Phone Session on August 14 and THIRD Phone Session on September
Nationality and Citizenship Issues
- How Do I Establish Derivative Citizenship Claims?
- When Is Citizenship Acquired by Birth Abroad ?
- Is My Client Covered under the Child Citizenship Act of 2000?
- What Tax Issues Arise in the Acquisition or Renunciation of
- Is My Client an "Accidental" Citizen?
- Is BCBP enforcing the Ground of Exclusion for Expatriation to Avoid
- How Do I Develop Evidence to Support a Claim to Citizenship?
- Should I Apply for a Passport or for Certificate of Citizenship?
- What is the U.S. and International Law of Nationality?;
- How Do Recent Cases Define the Term U.S. "National"?
- Are there Exceptions to the Dual Nationality Rules for NSEERS
- When Does a Person Lose U.S. Nationality?
- Voluntary Renunciation
- Committing an Expatriating Act
- How Do I Defend a Claimed Loss of Nationality or Denaturalization
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Waivers Of Inadmissibility Or Removability: A Primer
Sandy Lipkin, Esq. writes "Since 9-11, lawyers are receiving more and more calls from various people who are having trouble entering the US due to various indiscretions from the past."
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Immigration Law News
BCIS Director Aguirre's Main Priority Is To Reduce Backlog
GovExec.com reports "Eduardo Aguirre, director of the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services, says that the "day of reckoning" has arrived, and that he's taken the first steps toward reducing a massive and long-standing backlog of immigration benefits applications."
Sen. McCain's Guest Worker Bill Brings Immigration Issues Into Spotlight
The Times-Picayune of New Orleans reports [Sen.McCain's bill and] "its introduction is a signal that Congress may again be ready to deal with the issue, perhaps as part of a package of bills that also includes new incentives for local police to assist federal enforcement of immigration laws."
Accuser Of Celine Dion's Husband Faces Deportation
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports A woman who was paid $2 million by Celine Dion's husband to keep quiet about sexual misconduct allegations faces removal proceedings before federal immigration officials who plan to deport Sung to her native Korea.
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