20 Nov 2012

Holiday Shopping: Know the Law

During the holidays there is generally a rise in retail reports of shoplifting. This may be attributable to the overall increase in shopping during the holiday season, when storekeepers must be particularly watchful. Store displays at this time of year may also prove especially tempting...

06 Apr 2012

Financial Issues and Naturalization

As a result of the troubled U.S. economy, many individuals have encountered financial hardships. For some, these difficulties have led to foreclosure, bankruptcy, and unpaid debts. This, in turn, has generated questions regarding whether various financial problems might affect one's ability to naturalize to U.S....

18 Feb 2011

“Good Moral Character” for Naturalization: Part 1/2

In a recently-updated article, available on MurthyDotCom, some of the requirements for naturalization to become a U.S. citizen are discussed. [See Basic Eligibility Requirements for Naturalization (updated 19.Nov.2010).] Here we focus in greater detail on the legal requirement of "good moral character" - an important,...

05 Feb 2011

“Good Moral Character” for Naturalization: Part 2/2

Part 1 of this informative article discussed the requirement of "good moral character" as it applies to applications for naturalization for U.S. citizenship. In Part 2, we move here from conduct that mandates a denial of the naturalization application to discretionary issues involving good moral...