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What are the requirements for U.S. citizenship?

As you begin to look into the process of becoming a U.S. citizen in Kentucky, you will find that what is required of you are aspects that will help you to succeed and excel as a citizen of the United States of America. Before you begin the application process, you should be dedicated to accomplishing all of the requirements so you can complete your application with ease and confidence. 

How can I help my child adjust to life in the U.S.?

Immigrant families new to Kentucky have a lot of exciting experiences to look forward to. However, many kids have problems adjusting to life in a new country, and it’s up to parents to make the process as painless as possible. Working Mother offers the following advice on how you can ensure that your children adjust well to their new homeland.

What is birthright citizenship?

For many people in Kentucky, being a U.S. citizen is an important part of who they are. There are also many people who want to become a citizen. For some, the process of reaching that goal may be fairly easy if they can claim birthright citizenship, which the American Immigration Council explains is automatic citizenship for anyone born within the United States regardless of where the parents live or their citizenship status.

Citizenship question on census could be removed by Democrats

A question regarding citizenship that was introduced to the census form March of this year has come up for debate now that Democrats have control of the House of Representatives after the recent elections. According to U.S. News & World Report, the inclusion of the question was originally thought to stem from an attempt at voter suppression, and as a result many called for it to be investigated before it was included.  

You can obtain a green card through employment

If you are living in Kentucky, there are many ways you can become a permanent United States resident, even if you were not born here. At Vickerstaff Law Office, PSC, our team is experienced working through the immigration system. We help clients understand the complex requirements of getting green cards through employment and family relationships.

What are my rights and responsibilities as a citizen?

As a newly naturalized citizen of the U.S. you’re probably excited about life in a new country. However, you should be aware that as a citizen you have certain responsibilities, as well as certain inalienable rights that all Americans have access to. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services offer the following information so you can exemplify those qualities that make an upstanding citizen of this nation.

Why is U.S. citizenship usually denied?

When applying for U.S. citizenship, you may have concerns about your application being denied. Knowing reasons why applications are commonly turned down can give you an idea of what mistakes to avoid, which can make for a much more successful process overall. USImmigration.com offers the following information in this case, which features several common reasons why U.S. citizenship is denied.

What can I expect during the naturalization process?

If you’re hoping to become a U.S. citizen, you’ll need to go through the naturalization process towards citizenship. This process can be exceedingly complex and without the right assistance you’re bound to feel a little lost. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offers the following information so you know just what to expect when on the path to becoming a citizen.

What if the government loses your citizenship application?

Unfortunately, when you are dealing with a bureaucracy like the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), sometimes they will lose important paperwork. These scenarios may also involve Kentucky residents who have filed an application for U.S. citizenship. If you have sent off an application package and have since discovered the USCIS has lost your paperwork, there are steps you can take to correct the situation.

How difficult is the naturalization test?

If you are an immigrant who lives in Kentucky and wishes to apply for United States citizenship, you will need to go through the naturalization process, one requirement of which is to pass the naturalization test. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services explain that before taking the test, however, you must have an initial interview with a USCIS officer.