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Expert Legal Team for US Citizenship & Naturalization

The Department of Homeland Security does NOT take a citizenship case lightly; it decides a naturalization case with a high level of scrutiny and extensive background and character investigations. Even the slightest of mistakes or omissions in a filing can lead to a denial of your application, or worse, place you in removal proceedings. Which is why it is crucial that you do NOT take any risks and hire a competent Attorney when making representations to the Department of Homeland Security. ONLY a licensed immigration attorney can represent you before the Department of Homeland Security.

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A person can become a U.S. citizen in the following ways:

-Birth in the U.S.
-Adoption by U.S. Citizens
-Birth Overseas to Two U.S. Citizen Parents
-Birth Overseas to One U.S. Citizen Parent (limited circumstances)
-Naturalization

Generally, the following requirements must be met to qualify for Naturalization:

-Five years of continuous residence in the U.S. (three if married to a U.S. Citizen)
-Residency in Immigration District Where Application is Filed
-Able to Read, Write, and Speak English
-Good Moral Character
-Knowledge of U.S. History and Government

Certain applicants may request an exemption of the language or residency requirements. However, this is limited to qualifying individuals and the request must be supported by evidence of the qualification.

If you have any questions specific to your case, or need more information, call our office to schedule a phone consultation with a Senior Attorney at Jeelani Law Firm.

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Latest U.S. Citizenship News

April 4, 2024 in Citizenship

Streamlining Social Security Updates for New Citizens: A Game-Changer in Naturalization

The journey to U.S. citizenship is a significant milestone for immigrants, marking the culmination of years of hard work and dedication. Now, the process is set to become even more…
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October 4, 2023 in Citizenship

USCIS Grants Boost Naturalization Preparation for Immigrants

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced grants totaling over $22 million to support lawful permanent residents (LPRs) across 29 states in their journey toward naturalization. Here are the…
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August 25, 2023 in Citizenship

The U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021: UPDATED Comprehensive Overview

In January 2021, President Biden introduced The U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, a proposed immigration bill aimed at reforming the immigration system while addressing border security concerns. The bill outlined…
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July 24, 2023 in Citizenship

Changes to U.S. Citizenship Test Spark Concerns Over English Proficiency

The U.S. Citizenship Test is set to undergo updates that have raised concerns among immigrants and advocates regarding the impact on test-takers with lower levels of English proficiency. Proposed changes…
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Client Reviews — Naturalization & Citizenship Cases

  • 5.0 stars
    Posted by Jose T.
  • “My experience with Jeelani Law has been absolutely fantastic. Muaitaer was assigned to my case and I could not have been happier with her responsiveness and attention to detail. With her help, I was able to get approved for Naturalization after almost 2 years of my application being stuck in the pending stage. I highly recommend this firm. Thank you!”
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    Posted by George E.
  • “It has been a very rewarding experience working with Jeelani Law Firm; from I_485 to N_400. I am an American citizen today because of their professionalism and attention to details. I am using this firm for immigration benefit filings for a member of my family. Thank you.”
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    Posted by Ashraf G.
  • “They did a great job helping me with a delayed n400 application. Worked mostly with Hisham and Hila”
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    Posted by Sandra
  • “A Big THANK YOU TO ALL the team members at the JEELANI LAW FIRM that help me and my son in obtaining OUR Citizenship.❤❤👍🎉🎊 🙏🏾🙏🏾”
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    Posted by Erika H.
  • “Mr. Jeelani is very thorough and helped us with citizenship very quickly, very professional staff as well.”