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USCIS Policy Alert: Conditional Bar to Good Moral Character for Unlawful Acts
Posted on 13 Dec 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Dec. 13, 2019 "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is updating policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual on unlawful acts during the applicable statutory period that reflect adversely on moral character and may prevent an... Read More

USCIS Policy Alert: Special Naturalization Provisions for Children (Sept. 26, 2018)
Posted on 1 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Sept. 26, 2018 - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance to amend the USCIS Policy Manual to clarify certain special naturalization provisions for children." Read More

USCIS Policy Alert: Acquisition of U.S. Citizenship for Children Born Out of Wedlock (Apr. 18, 2018)
Posted on 18 Apr 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Apr. 18, 2018 - "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to clarify certain requirements for acquisition of U.S. citizenship for children born outside the United States and out... Read More

USCIS Policy Alert: Comprehensive Citizenship and Naturalization Policy Guidance
Posted on 23 Jan 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This guidance, contained in Volume 12 of the Policy Manual , replaces the naturalization and citizenship policy guidance found in Chapters 71, 72, 73, 74, 75 and 76 of the Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM), the AFM’s related appendices... Read More

USCIS Clarifies Eligibility Requirements for Modifications to the Oath of Allegiance
Posted on 22 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Effective July 21, 2015, new guidance ( PA-2015-001 ) in the USCIS Policy Manual clarifies the eligibility requirements for modifications to the Oath of Allegiance . Reciting the Oath is part of the naturalization process. Candidates for citizenship... Read More

USCIS Naturalization Policy Update: Biometrics for All
Posted on 26 Jul 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, July 26, 2017 - "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is updating policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to specify that every naturalization applicant must provide biometrics regardless of age, unless the applicant qualifies... Read More