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Outline for ILW.COM's Seminar
"Overview Of The Immigration Process"
with Robert C. Divine
Part 3 held on August 26, 2002

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3. Maintaining Permanent Residence and Obtaining Citizenship
(http://www.immigration.bakerdonelson.com/aboutimmigration/information.cfm?CatID=99)

  1. Permanent Residence
    1. “Renewing” vs. “replacing” I-551 (green card) (http://www.ins.usdoj.gov/graphics/howdoi/renew.htm vs. http://www.ins.usdoj.gov/graphics/howdoi/replace.htm)
    2. Removing conditions on permanent residence (marriage based cases)
    3. How to Lose permanent residence
      1. Deportability and even inadmissibility
      2. Abandonment
      3. Renunciation (9 FAM 42.22 PN 4)
    4. How to preserve permanent residence
      1. Validity of I-551 for travel (8 CFR Part 211)
      2. Reentry permits for absences and “passports’ (I-131)
      3. Preserving residence for naturalization purposes (N-470)
      4. Returning resident visas (9 FAM 42.22 notes and exhibits)
      5. Nonimmigrant visas (9 FAM 41.31 N12)
  2. Citizenship
    1. Paths to citizenship
      1. Birth in the U.S. (7 FAM 1110)
      2. Birth Abroad (7 FAM 1130)
        1. General Rule
        2. Reference to complex historical rules
      3. Naturalization (8 CFR 306-319, 327-340; http://www.immigration.bakerdonelson.com/aboutimmigration/details.cfm?catID=94&contentID=546)
        1. Confirming eligibility and avoiding removal (Ineffectiveness of expungements: Matter of Roldan, 22 I&N Dec. 512 BIA 1999)
        2. Completing and filing N-400 package
        3. Preparing for Interview
        4. Approval and swearing-in
        5. Travel following swearing-in
      4. Automatic citizenship and certificates for children (INA 320 & 322; 8 CFR 320 & 322)
    2. Obtaining and replacing documentation of citizenship
      1. U.S. birth certificate (8 CFR Part 301; http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/howto/w2w/w2welcom.htm)
      2. Report of Birth Abroad (7 FAM 1440)
      3. U.S. passport (http://www.immigration.bakerdonelson.com/aboutimmigration/details.cfm?catID=94&contentID=547; 7 FAM 1300 abroad)
      4. INS Certificates of Citizenship (8 CFR 341)
    3. Dual Citizenship (http://travel.state.gov/dualnationality.html; http://travel.state.gov/americansabroad.html)
    4. Loss of U.S. citizenship—brief overview (7 FAM 1200; http://travel.state.gov/loss.html)
    5. American Citizens Services (http://travel.state.gov/acs.html)


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