USCIS Updates Interpretation of “Under Honorable Conditions” for Military Naturalization

USCIS Updates Interpretation of “Under Honorable Conditions” for Military Naturalization

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is publishing an update to its Policy Manual to clarify that a current or former service member who received an uncharacterized discharge may be eligible for naturalization under sections 328 and 329 of the Immigration and Naturalization Act (INA). Previously, USCIS had interpreted the requirement for a separation “under honorable conditions” in […]

Newly Naturalized Citizens Can Impact Midterm Elections in Key States, New Report Finds

Newly Naturalized Citizens Can Impact Midterm Elections in Key States, New Report Finds

NATIONWIDE – A new report released on July 20 by the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) and SEIU presents the profile of the New American Voters 2022 that could significantly influence the outcome of the upcoming midterm elections. The report showcases the demographic composition and geographical distribution of new Americans and how their voting power can substantially impact election outcomes […]

This Independence Day, Local Communities Lead on Celebrating Immigrants

This Independence Day, Local Communities Lead on Celebrating Immigrants

By Mo Kantner, Immigration Impact As communities across the United States came together this past weekend to commemorate and reflect upon our country’s independence, the holiday holds special significance for one group in particular: newly sworn-in citizens. Immigrants who are lucky enough to overcome the laborious and bureaucratic road to becoming U.S. citizens often do […]

USCIS Celebrates Independence Day 2022 and Continues its Commitment to Naturalization

USCIS Celebrates Independence Day 2022 and Continues its Commitment to Naturalization

Philadelphia, PA / USA – June 14, 2019: A Vietnam veteran proudly wears an American flag during Flag Day ceremonies at Independence National Historical Park, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Shutterstock) WASHINGTON— U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will celebrate Independence Day this year by welcoming more than 6,600 new citizens in more than 140 naturalization ceremonies […]

As Federal Agency Heads Review Naturalization Barriers, NPNA Offers Recommendations on Making Citizenship Accessible to All

As Federal Agency Heads Review Naturalization Barriers, NPNA Offers Recommendations on Making Citizenship Accessible to All

WASHINGTON – By this Saturday, the departments of Homeland Security, Justice, and State must develop a plan to improve the naturalization process, as required by an executive order signed by President Joe Biden on Feb. 2. As the April 3 deadline approaches, immigrant advocates across the nation are reiterating calls for several practical measures recommended in a letter in mid-March. […]

American Naturalization

American Naturalization

American Naturalization This year over 900,000 people will enter the U.S., both legally and illegally.  Many will apply for naturalization. That means, if accepted, they will eventually become “naturalized U.S. citizens” with the same privileges and rights as natural born citizens.  Naturalization records are comprised of a Declaration of Intention, The Petition and the Certificate […]