What undocumented people will have to do to get citizenship through comprehensive immigration reform

The newspaper USA Today, reported yesterday that they reviewed a draft immigration bill from the White House. They report that the President intends to create a “Lawful Prospective Resident” visa. The bill includes spouse and children (even living abroad) to benefit if legal status is obtained. The Bill will only be introduced if a suitable[…]

Tahmina’s article published in AILA New Members Division Newsletter

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is THE bar association for anyone practicing immigration law in the United States. In my opinion, the support and assistance from AILA is unparalleled by any other such organization. The New Members Division of AILA has a publication.  We are proud to say that in the January edition, our[…]

WIL Participates in King County Library Service Citizenship Pro Bono Clinic

                                                                                                                                                                                              On Friday July 15, the King County Library Service (KLSC) held a pro bono clinic on the topic of Citizenship at the Lake Hills Library in Bellevue, WA.  This was one of several such events held by KLSC. Some 20-25 people attended the event.  The Director of USCIS Seattle Field Office Ms. Linda Dougherty also[…]

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-[…]

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]

USCIS Naturalization Test to Become Fully Implemented

All Citizenship Applicants to take the New Test Beginning Oct. 1 WASHINGTON —U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is reminding the public that beginning Oct. 1, all citizenship applicants must take the new naturalization test, regardless of when they filed their Application for Naturalization (Form N-400). “Becoming a United States citizen carries with it extraordinary[…]

The American Immigration Lawyers Association – Washington Chapter: Dedicated To Helping Our Community.

As I am a relatively new immigration attorney, my practice relies heavily on the assistance I receive from the American Immigration  Lawyers Association (AILA).   AILA is a national association of more than 11,000 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law. Founded in 1946, its mission is to promote justice, advocate for fair and[…]

USCIS Awards $1.2 Million for Citizenship Grant Program

Reprinted from USCIS website: 13 Community-Based Organizations to Receive FY 2009 Funding   WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas today announced a total of $1.2 million in grants for 13 organizations to support citizenship preparation programs for legal permanent residents (LPRs). This announcement falls on Constitution Day and Citizenship Day—established by[…]

WIL participates in Yakima Citizenship Day

Watson Immigration Law members attended Citizenship Day in Yakima, WA, on Saturday April 18, 2009.  Citzenship Day was organized by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and One America (formerly Hatefree Zone).  About 25 attorneys and paralegals provided pro bono legal advice to local people.  Almost 100 people attended and many people were able to[…]