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What Happens at Your Citizenship Interview?

The test for citizenship (also known as a “naturalization interview”) can be an overwhelming experience for anyone going through the immigration process. By understanding the process, you can be better prepared for this daunting task. Consulting with an attorney will also help you understand and protect your legal rights throughout the citizenship process. Experienced Austin [...]


Can Your Citizenship Application Be Denied?

While most immigrants understand that their citizenship application can be denied, it is important to understand the many reasons that can be used for denial. By understanding the application requirements and common problems applicants encounter, you can improve your chances of having a successful application. This can greatly reduce the time spent waiting to become [...]


Lawsuit Filed Over Denied SIJS Applications

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) is an important tool in immigration law. It allows young immigrants who have been abused, abandoned, or neglected by a parent to obtain temporary or permanent legal residency. This protection does not stop as soon as the child reaches the age of 18 - as long as the petition is [...]


Update on VAWA Reauthorization for Abused Spouses

Domestic violence is a serious problem for any family, but it is especially devastating for immigrant families. An abuser who holds legal immigration status (either as a citizen or permanent resident) can use this to control a spouse, child, or other family member who does not. The abuser may threaten to send the family member [...]


How long does it take for a VAWA Abused Spouse Petition to be Approved?

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has immigration provisions to protect non-resident victims of domestic violence. Though other provisions of VAWA expired in 2018, the immigration provisions do not require congressional reauthorization, and therefore remain in effect. This means that non-citizens and non-residents are still entitled to legal protection in the immigration process.  If you [...]