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Frequently Asked Questions

Concerns Addressed by a Houston Immigration Lawyer

No matter what your immigration needs are, the immigration process can be incredibly difficult to understand. Without a knowledgeable and informed immigration attorney by your side to help you through the process, deciphering, translating, or comprehending the various complexities of immigration law may seem impossible. That is why Attorney Correro from Law Office of Jennifer A. Correro has taken the time to prepare a list of common questions that she receives at the firm when assisting clients with their immigration matters. Take the time to read through the set of questions below. By gaining a better understanding of your own situation, you can determine just how the Houston immigration attorney at The Law Office of Jennifer A. Correro can help you.

What is the difference between naturalization and citizenship?

Naturalization is also known as the legal process of obtaining citizenship in the United States. Citizenship, on the other hand, can either be obtained through birth - if you were born in the U.S. or had parents who were citizens at the time of your birth - or through the process of naturalization. While the two terms are closely related, they are mistakenly used interchangeably. If you are applying for citizenship as an immigrant, you will need to complete the naturalization process.

How do I become a naturalized citizen in the United States?

The first step to becoming a naturalized citizen is by determining eligibility for citizenship. In general, individuals can be eligible for citizenship if they are at least 18 years old, have been a permanent resident for at least 5 years (or at least 3 years if married to a U.S. citizen), and meet all other eligibility requirements. If you are eligible, filing an application for naturalization should be the next step. By enlisting in the help of Houston immigration attorney Jennifer A. Correro, you can make sure that your application is filled out correctly and processed. Once your application is accepted, you must go through the final stages of successfully completing an interview, passing a history and English language test, and taking the Oath of Allegiance to the United States.

What happens if my request for naturalization is denied?

If your request for naturalization is denied, you can appeal the decision. With the help of an immigration attorney, you can request a hearing to appeal the decision. Appeal requests must be filed within 30 days of the initial decision date. Any appeals received after the time limit expires will not be accepted, and denial for naturalization will be final.

What is the immigration reform bill? Does it affect me?

The Immigration Reform Bill of 2013 could potentially put millions of immigrants who live in the U.S. on the road to citizenship. The bill could especially benefit immigrants who came to the U.S. as children by putting them on a five-year path to lawful permanent residency and expedited citizenship.

My loved one is being detained for deportation. What can I do?

First, it is advised that you act swiftly. Never go into a deportation case blind or alone. Seeking strong legal guidance as soon as possible could help ensure that your loved one stays in the country and your family stays together. The agencies that are trying to deport your loved one must prove that your loved one must be deported due to violation of immigrant laws or for being guilty of committing a crime. With an aggressive legal deportation defense, your loved one could remain innocent and avoid deportation.

Have more questions? Call The Law Office of Jennifer A. Correro!

If your specific question or scenario was not included in the above list of questions, do not be discouraged. Remember, immigration law is complex, and each person's experience is unique. As a result, including every possible circumstance would be nearly impossible. Attorney Correro can answer your specific question in detail when you consult her firm.

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