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N-400 Processing Times for September 2009

By |December 13th, 2009|US Citizenship & Naturalization|

USCIS recently released the processing times for the N-400 application for naturalization for local USCIS field offices. After receiving a citizenship application at the appropriate filing location, USCIS processes the application and forwards the file to the applicant's local USCIS field office so that a citizenship interview can be scheduled. Naturalization lawyers have noticed a [...]

Be careful of citizenship test fraud

By |December 10th, 2009|US Citizenship & Naturalization|

Three Pennsylvania men were recently convicted of fraud in connection with the citizenship process. The scheme involved paying doctors to falsify form N-648 (waiver of citizenship test due to physical or mental impairment) so that people applying for citizenship could avoid having to take the citizenship test that is usually administered at the citizenship interview. [...]

Florida Citizenship Ceremony for Moscow Mauler

By |December 9th, 2009|Immigration in Pop Culture, US Citizenship & Naturalization|

Don't look now, but the Moscow Mauler is America's newest citizen. Oleg Prudius, aka Vladimir Kozlov, was sworn in at the Tampa, Florida citizenship ceremony this week with 413 other citizenship applicants from 74 countries including Cambodia, Guatemala and the Ukraine. Kozlov started his long journey toward American citizenship as a child in the Ukraine. [...]

Los Angeles citizenship to speed up

By |November 28th, 2009|US Citizenship & Naturalization|

Approximately 500 individuals who filed a citizenship application in Los Angeles and surrounding Southern California counties years ago stand to benefit from a legal settlement that was recently reached with USCIS immigration authorities. Under the settlement, the US government must complete processing of these citizenship applications within the next six months. Plaintiff citizenship applicants argued [...]