- make sure you are eligible for citizenship
- understand the risks and rewards of applying
- fill out application forms
- study for the citizenship exam
- interview successfully, and
- deal with any setbacks.
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About the Author
Bray's working background includes solo practice, nonprofit, and corporate stints, as well as long periods of volunteering, including an internship at Amnesty International's main legal office in London. She received her law degree and a Master's degree in East Asian (Chinese) Studies from the University of Washington. In her spare time she enjoys writing children’s books, going to open houses, and gardening.
Table of Contents1. Deciding Whether to Apply for Citizenship
2. Are You Eligible for U.S. Citizenship?
3. Preparing and Submitting Your Application
4. Between Filing and Interview: Dealing With the Wait
5. Preparing for the English Exam
6. Preparing for the U.S. History and Government Exam
7. Overcoming Disability When Applying for Citizenship
8. The Interview
9. Denials, Appeals, and Repeat Interviews
10. Legal Help Beyond This Book
11. After You Are Approved
For attorneys who work with immigrants, one of the most rewarding parts of the job is seeing clients’ joy at becoming U.S. citizens. It represents so muchyears of effort getting through the immigration bureaucracy, acceptance into U.S. society, new opportunities to participate in the democratic process, and ability to petition for immediate or close family members.
It’s also security against deportation. Although green card holders (lawful permanent residents) have a right to remain in the U.S. and work here, they can be removed on various grounds, and are subject to the latest whims of Congress or the federal government. That makes this a particularly important time for citizen seekers to carefully examine their eligibility and avoid mistakes when applying, which this book helps readers do.