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Young woman can't prove citizenship because of parents

Most of our Texas readers know how important it is to have the proper immigration or citizenship papers when you need to get things done in this country. Not having the proper paperwork can make things like getting a job or getting a place to live very difficult. It might surprise some of our readers to know that even some people who were born in the United States might not have the documentation they need to prove they are citizens of the country.

The path to citizenship is easier with help

All of our Texas blog readers know that we believe in the American dream. We know that for immigrants, living the American dream often involves becoming a naturalized citizen. With the state of the world today and all the security issues, the restrictions placed on immigration issues have increased. This means that anyone who wants to become a citizen of the country likely has to go through several challenging situations before he or she will be awarded citizenship.

Immigration form I-797 serves many purposes

People who are seeking to become naturalized citizens of the United States often keep a watchful eye on the mailbox to see if their application has been approved or denied. For those individuals, understanding some of the forms that might be mailed out might help them to better understand what they are reading. Our readers in Texas might find the purpose of these forms interesting.

What are some basic requirements to become a naturalized citizen?

For people who immigrate into the country, becoming a naturalized citizen might seem like a distant dream. While it isn't easy and it isn't quick to become a naturalized citizen, it is very possible for many people. Our readers in Texas might like to know a little more about these requirements.

Accuracy is imperative for citizenship applications

For people who come to the United States looking for better opportunities, the desire to become a naturalized citizen is often great. Even in the most clear-cut cases, the path to becoming a citizen can be rather difficult. Getting experienced help can help to take the mystery and some of the difficulty out of the process.

Your path to citizenship in Texas

It's no secret that it can be hard to get U.S. citizenship in Texas. The process can be long and complicated, and the U.S. government is very careful about who they allow to obtain citizenship. In the post-9/11 era, it is even harder than ever since so many strict rules are in place to protect the country.

What are the requirements for becoming a naturalized citizen?

Are you considering pursuing American citizenship through the naturalization process? Although one would think that this type of legal change would be fairly easy to navigate, naturalization is anything but simple. Texas residents who think they are ready for the next step need to first determine whether they are eligible for naturalization. Then they begin the demanding process of obtaining citizenship. This is best accomplished with a knowledgeable attorney at your side because of the complexity and intricacies of applying for citizenship.

The basics of obtaining American citizenship

Are you a foreign citizen who is considering transferring citizenship to the United States? This process, called naturalization, can be somewhat confusing for those who are not familiar with American law. Obtaining citizenship can be a challenging endeavor, considering the amount of paperwork and legal effort that is involved in the process. A knowledgeable attorney is an essential ally for those who are pursuing American citizenship.

Why citizenship should be important to green card holders

Texas is one of the hot spots for the ongoing immigration debate, which has a renewed focus on a path to citizenship for those who enter the country illegally. New statistics show, however, that a growing percentage of immigrants may not even be interested in pursuing citizenship or naturalization. In fact, out of nearly 1 million people in Texas who were eligible to naturalize in 2012, only 58,000 did so. Nationwide, about two-thirds of immigrants are eligible for naturalization. So, where is the system breaking down?

New citizenship plan could triple application costs

Citizenship is expensive, and with proposed immigration reform, the process could soon become even pricier for already financially strapped immigrants. Official reports show that the new citizenship overhaul could impose fines as high as $2,000 in addition to hundreds of dollars in application fees. Millions of immigrants choose to opt out of citizenship because of the financial costs associated with the process. A 2012 Pew Hispanic Center study shows that the top reasons for failing to pursue citizenship are poor understanding of English and lack of financial resources.

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