Naturalization Lawyer in Laredo, TX
Becoming a full-fledged citizen of the United States has numerous benefits. Citizens can participate in elections and have a voice in choosing their leaders. They have access to more government benefits, including financial aid for college.
Beyond the tangible advantages, citizenship offers peace of mind as there is no need to renew a green card. Immigrants, their families, and employers can plan for the future with at least a reasonable degree of certainty.
The Laredo naturalization lawyers at Cardenas & Rodriguez are honored to have the opportunity to help immigrants work through the naturalization process. We work with people in Webb and La Salle counties and throughout the state of Texas.
Call today at (956) 450-7951 or reach out here online for a free consultation.
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The Requirements for U.S. Citizenship
To be a U.S. citizen, an applicant must satisfy certain requirements, both objective and subjective, including:
• Passing an English language proficiency test
• Passing a civics exam that assesses their knowledge of the U.S. Constitution, system of government, and history
• Being at least 18 years old
• Demonstrating good moral character, which includes a review of any criminal record.
While a criminal conviction does not automatically disqualify an applicant from citizenship, it is advisable to seek guidance from a Laredo naturalization attorney and consider having them present during the hearing with immigration officials. Citizenship applicants have rights and we insist that those rights be respected.
The path to citizenship eligibility starts with obtaining a green card. After holding a green card for five years, an immigrant can apply for citizenship, except in cases of marriage to a U.S. citizen or service in the United States Armed Forces, which have exceptions to the five-year waiting period.
When an immigrant becomes eligible and decides to apply, they will use the N-400 form. Having legal counsel available during the application process can be beneficial, including having an attorney present during interviews to protect basic rights.
We’re Here for You
Our bilingual team has in-depth knowledge of the law, and procedural requirements, as well as the information and documentation necessary to support the citizenship application. We’re here because we want to help immigrants and their families start new lives in the United States, and we work hard to help them achieve that goal.
Contact the Laredo naturalization lawyers at Cardenas & Rodriguez by calling (956) 450-7951 or by contacting us online today and schedule a free consultation.