The Plight of Renouncing United States Citizenship within the U.S.

It is not often I meet a person who wants to renounce United States citizenship, at least within the U.S. People generally renounce citizenship outside the U.S. where they can attend an embassy.  United States embassies have designated departments handling such matters regularly. Recently, I was sitting at my desk when a call came in. […]

Silviya Becomes a US Citizen!

August 16th 2012 is a special day for us at Watson Immigration Law.  Our very own Silviya Borroff, paralegal to Watson Immigration Immigration, became a naturalized citizen! As our regular readers will know, over the years, Silviya has devoted numerous hours pro bono to helping people naturalize through Citizenship Day (as well as helping our[…]

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 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[…]

USCIS Issues Two Precedent Appeals Decisions

Copied from USCIS website: WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced that it has issued two decisions from the USCIS Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) as binding precedent for the agency.  These decisions will provide guidance to USCIS adjudicators and help deliver predictability to the public.  AAO precedent decisions result from a collaboration between the U.S.[…]

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]