U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that, effective Oct. 1, 2021, applicants subject to the immigration medical examination must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before the civil surgeon can complete an immigration medical examination and sign Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record. We are updating our policy guidance in accordance with the […]
NEW POLL: Voters in 10 Key States Support a Pathway to Citizenship for Dreamers, TPS Holders, Farmworkers and Essential Workers
Polls conducted in Ariz., Colo., Ga, Mich., Mont, N.C., Penn., Wis, W.Va.
WASHINGTON – A new poll from the end of April into early May 2021 in 10 key states shows significant support among likely voters, including independents, for a pathway to citizenship. In addition, the poll shows that voters continue to support the job President Biden is doing to get our country back on track, and in […]
President and First Lady, Speaker Pelosi, and Senator Manchin Call for Action on Pathways to Citizenship
Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, speaking at the Democratic National Convention Summer Meeting in San Francisco, California. – San Francisco, CA – August 23, 2019 (Shutterstock) By AV Press Releases Leading Democrats this week spoke out on the urgent need to move forward with pathways to citizenship as a priority. President Biden, First Lady […]
In response to U.S. Senator Menendez (D-NJ) and U.S. Congresswoman Linda Sanchez (D-CA) unveiling the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, Bitta Mostofi, Commissioner of New York City’s Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, issued the following statement. The bill would create a pathway to citizenship for approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants, most of whom have been long-standing, […]
USCIS Implements New Law Related to Citizenship for Children of Military Members and U.S. Government Employees Stationed Overseas
On Sept. 18, we updated our policy guidance concerning residency requirements under section 320 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to comply with the requirements of the recently enacted Citizenship for Children of Military Members and Civil Servants Act. Under the new law, a child born outside of the United States acquires automatic […]
By Robert Longley, Thought Co. Proof of U.S. citizenship must be established when dealing with all levels of U.S. government. Documents proving citizenship must be provided when applying for Social Security benefits and when applying for a U.S. passport. Increasingly, states are requiring proof of citizenship when applying for “enhanced” drivers licenses as required by […]
Austin, TX — In a bombshell reveal by the Houston Chronicle, 80,000 Texas immigrants are stuck in naturalization limbo. This is the latest in Trump Republicans’ ongoing attacks on immigrants and mixed-status families. Instead of fixing the family backlog and passing comprehensive immigration reform, Republicans see a way to suppress the vote and potentially alter the election […]
The updated policy directly impacts US government employees and service members, many of whom are temporarily assigned to posts overseas for extended periods. The policy says children living abroad with a parent who is a US government employee or US service member will not be considered to be " 'residing in the United States' for purposes of acquiring citizenship" under a section of immigration law.
By Priscilla Alvarez, Geneva Sands, and Ryan Browne, CNN Washington (CNN) – The Trump administration is making it more difficult for the children of some US service members and US government employees living abroad to automatically become US citizens, according to a policy alert released Wednesday by US Citizenship and Immigration Services. The rule appears to primarily […]