28 Apr 2021

My 14-year-old daughter and I are green card holders, and I would like to apply for U.S. citizenship for both of us. Do I have to file a separate application for her, or is she included on my application?

Answer In order to file an N-400 application, the applicant typically must be at least 18 years old. However, depending on the circumstances, a minor may automatically acquire U.S. citizenship based on the naturalization of a parent. (29.Apr.2021)Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance that...

22 Apr 2021

I owe the IRS back taxes and have set up a payment plan to pay everything I owe. Will this cause my application for naturalization to be denied?

Answer Having a payment plan for back-taxes would not automatically prevent a form N-400 from being approved. Depending upon the circumstances, however, failure to report income or pay taxes may result in the USCIS finding that the applicant lacks the good moral character needed for naturalization....

10 Dec 2020

Serious Immigration Consequences for Drug Use Despite State Law Changes

Legalization or decriminalization of marijuana or other narcotics at the state level can mislead noncitizens into thinking using such drugs in accordance with state law is legal. Marijuana, hallucinogenic mushrooms, and many other drugs are controlled substance under federal law. Therefore, the use, sale, purchase,...

07 Nov 2020

NewsFlash! Joe Biden Elected 46th President of the United States

This morning, Joseph R. Biden, Jr. secured enough electoral votes to win the 2020 presidential election. While President Trump is disputing the results, his claims of election fraud appear to be without merit, and have little chance of overturning the election. President-Elect Biden is expected...