*Practice limited to federal immigration law. Licensed in NY, MA, but not in CA.

Category Archives: Citizenship

The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic has Derailed the Citizenship Process for Thousands of Immigrants

According to a report from Buzzfeed News, the coronavirus outbreak has disrupted the citizenship process for several thousands of immigrants. The culmination of what can be a decades-long journey for many people has come to a halt right before the finish line. Many people who have applied for citizenship through naturalization are suddenly dealing with... READ MORE

Supreme Court Blocks Citizenship Question on the 2020 Census, But the Trump Administration is Still Pushing

On June 27th, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States put a hold on the Trump Administration’s proposal to put a citizenship question on the 2020 census. In the case of Department of Commerce v. New York, the court ruled that the administration would need to produce a better explanation regarding why it is... READ MORE

Green Card Holders are Being Denied U.S. Citizenship Because of Jobs in the Marijuana Industry

Marijuana laws are in a state of flux. According to information from the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), recreational marijuana is legal, in some form, in approximately a dozen U.S. states, including in California. However, marijuana remains strictly illegal under federal law. While the cannabis industry is growing rapidly, the federal prohibition on marijuana... READ MORE

The Next Census Could Include a Citizenship Question: Why This is Likely to Hurt Southern California

As we approach 2020, it is almost time for the next census. Under United States law, a national census is conducted once every 10 years. In a somewhat underreported move that occurred early in the administration, President Trump’s Commerce Department put a new rule into place that adds a citizenship question to the 2020 census.... READ MORE

Report: President Trump is Preparing an Unconstitutional Attack on Birthright Citizenship

On the morning of October 30th, 2018, Axios released a bombshell exclusive report stating that President Trump is planning to target birthright citizenship. The president has long been a critic of birthright citizenship, and Axios reports that the president is signaling that he will end birthright citizenship through an executive order. According to the story,... READ MORE

Popular States to Move to if You are Immigrating to the United States

The United States is the most popular destination in the world for immigrants. According to data provided by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), approximately 1.3 million foreign born individuals moved to the U.S. in the year 2014 alone. People come to the U.S. from all over the planet for a wide variety of different reasons.... READ MORE

Common Obstacles to Obtaining U.S. Citizenship

According to research conducted by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), around 1.3 million foreign-born individuals move into the U.S. each year. While not all migrants are interested in ultimately obtaining American citizenship, many of them are. The good news is that getting U.S. citizenship is a possibility for many people who have entered the country.... READ MORE