Good Moral Character Criteria and What Should an Immigrant Do if Convicted

“Good Moral Character” is a test that Green Card holders and applicants for naturalization (US citizenship) should pass. Conviction of a crime of moral turpitude (CMT) would cause a non-citizen deportable and/or at risk of citizenship denial by the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) application. What is a crime of Moral Turpitude? CrimesContinue reading “Good Moral Character Criteria and What Should an Immigrant Do if Convicted”

US Citizenship and Residency Requirements

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services can grant citizenship to the applicants who have a Green Card and have completed residency requirements. Although residency requirement is not the only condition to Citizenship, its one of the most important ones. The minimum age to apply individually for citizenship is 18 years old. In each residencyContinue reading “US Citizenship and Residency Requirements”

Waiving Labor Certificate and Receiving a Green Card (NIW)

In order to qualify for NIW, Eb2 (2nd Employment Based Category of Green Card) an applicant must show qualifications under matter of Dhanasar, where the immigration officer, an employee of USCIS (United States Immigration and Citizenship Services, department of Homeland Security) has discretionary power to grant a green card without involvement or approval of theContinue reading “Waiving Labor Certificate and Receiving a Green Card (NIW)”

Why Is It highly Recommended for You to Have Legal Representation?

There have always been obvious legal reasons where one needs to hire an attorney. But these reasons in some legal matters were not as compelling as we have seen it in the most recent years. For example, After September 11, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services changed policies so some applications will beContinue reading “Why Is It highly Recommended for You to Have Legal Representation?”

Establishing Good Moral Character in Your Naturalization Interviews

For immigrants undergoing the U.S. naturalization process, USCIS consular officers will need to establish one’s good moral character (GMC). Typically, USCIS officers will ask important questions that they hope will elicit the applicant’s character, intentions, and criminal records. Individuals undergoing the naturalization process should be aware of this process and plan accordingly. The issues andContinue reading “Establishing Good Moral Character in Your Naturalization Interviews”

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Ramona Kennedy (Attorney) received her Jurisprudence Doctorate(Doctorate in law) in America. Ramona Kennedy is a licensed Attorney in California (USA) and a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Ms. Kennedy's areas of practice are US Immigration law, US federal Laws and California State Laws. This is an immigration law blog. It is not intended to be used as legal advise. For further information please contact the law offices of Attorney Ramona Kennedy.