When we are born, it assumed that the country we are born in is our home country. But there are some events that could alter this. In cases where a child was born abroad, his or her parents will likely have to take steps to establish U.S. citizenship. In other cases, an individual seeks to marry a U.S. citizen, causing them to enter the path towards citizenship. Finally, some foreign nationals seek a fresh start. Whether it is to escape persecution or obtain academic or work opportunities, some immigrants seek citizenship because they want to call America their new home.
Entering the path toward citizenship is an emotional experience. Even if there are no legal obstacles to complete this process, this is a major step for an individual. He or she is giving up their citizenship of their home country in order to become a citizen of the U.S. At Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli and Pratt, P.A., our skilled legal team has years of experience guiding immigrant clients through this process.
While some immigrants are not faced with legal issues that could threaten the path to naturalization, others might have past criminal convictions or other legal factors that could impede their ability to obtain citizenship. This is where our law firm can be assistance. We not only understand the sensitivity of these matters but are knowledgeable on defense actions that can help ensure you can remain in the country while your immigration status issues.
To learn more, check out our law firm’s citizenship website. Whether you are currently in the process or are considering applying for citizenship, it is important to be well informed of your rights and options. This means seeking guidance so you can overcome any obstacles and ensure your rights are protected.