Good news for immigration law and GLBT rights

The below story is copied from the Huffington Post blog.  It appears the immigration attorney in this case was not available to make comments but I can only imagine this case was legally complex and challenging.  This is a great win for same-sex immigration laws and I hope it will have profound effects going forward.[…]

USCIS Redesigns Employment Authorization Document and Certificate of Citizenship

Copied from USCIS: Released Oct. 25, 2011 WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas today announced the launch of an enhanced Employment Authorization Document (EAD) and a redesigned Certificate of Citizenship (Form N-560) with new features to strengthen security and deter fraud. As part of USCIS’s ongoing efforts to enhance the[…]

An immigration lawyer is humbled by her own process of becoming a U.S. citizen

Here is a copy full story for easy reading that was published recently in The Seattle Times as mentioned in my previous post: Guest columnist Tahmina Watson is an immigration lawyer who has helped numerous people file petitions to become U.S. citizens. A British citizen, she began her naturalization process after her daughter was born, only[…]

Tahmina’s US citizenship story published in The Seattle Times!

As you may recall from a previous post, I became a US citizen on October 13, 2010.  I promised at the time I would share my experience of the process.  My story can be found at this link for The Seattle Times, published on July 3rd, 2011 to celebrate Independence Day.  I hope you will enjoy[…]

WIL participates in Citizenship Day in Centralia

On Saturday April 16, 2011, Citizenship Day was held once again to help people achieve their life long dreams of being  American Citizens.  Citizenship Day is organized by One America in partnership with the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).  Many lawyers, paralegals and students volunteer on this day to help people on low income complete[…]

WIL participates in Citizenship Day in Yakima

Watson Immigration Law’s Silviya Borroff participated in Citizenship Day Yakima 2010.  She joined a number of attorneys and paralegals in assisting local residents achieve their dream of becoming a citizen of the United States.  The event organized by One America and partnered with American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), was held in Yakima on Saturday October[…]

Tahmina is now a US Citizen!

Today, October 13, 2010, is a special day. I became a US citizen, joining many of my clients in the pursuit of the ultimate dream of becoming an American citizen.  The journey was an emotional one, which I was not expecting. I will write about my experience soon, but for now I will say   this-[…]

USCIS Raising Fees

USCIS announced that filing fees are going to be raised on November 23, 2010.  There will be an average 10% increase on fees, except the current naturalization application fee will remain unchanged.  The USCIS is introducing three new fees (see below). Copied from USCIS: SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is adjusting the fee[…]

The USCIS Naturalization Interview and Test

The USCIS has created a video for people to learn about the naturalization process.  I think it is a great tool for applicants and would encourage my own clients to view the video before attending the interview.  Here is  the video: [vodpod id=ExternalVideo.946728&w=425&h=350&fv=file%3D%2Ffiles%2Fnativedocuments%2FNaturalization_Interview.flv]