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How can naturalization be expedited for military spouses?


San Diego is a city with a heavy military population and many people who are deployed or stationed overseas for a time. In many instances, people who are deployed overseas will decide to marry a foreign national. A concern for these military members is the ability to get naturalization for their spouse in an expedited manner. Understanding the criteria for this to take place is key.

Parents of citizen at birth children affected by policy change


Given the ongoing changes to U.S. policy and the rhetoric surrounding immigrants, people in San Diego must be fully aware and up to date as to what is being done. Changes to certain programs can affect many people and those who could be in jeopardy should understand how. The administration of President Donald J. Trump canceled a program that was created under the prior administration of President Barack Obama, but was never put into action. This program was designed to shield parents of a child who is a citizen at birth from being deported.

What are residence and presence requirements for naturalization?


Immigrants in San Diego who are seeking citizenship in the United States must understand the various requirements that must be fulfilled for naturalization. Some are basic, but no less important. Residence and physical presence requirements fall into this category. Those who have all the other requirements but do not meet the criteria for residence and presence could find themselves unable to be naturalized.

What are the citizen at birth rules for a child born in wedlock?


It is not unusual for people in San Diego, throughout California and across the U.S. to have a situation in which a child being a citizen at birth is a concern. There are certain general requirements for a child to be considered a U.S. citizen when they are born. For a child born in wedlock, it is important to understand the rules from the U.S. Citizenship and immigrantion Services (USCIS). If the child was born of two U.S. citizen parents outside the U.S., the child is a U.S. citizen if, when he or she was born, both the parents are U.S. citizens; and at least on parent has lived in the U.S. or one of its outlying territorial possessions. If the child is born of a U.S. citizen parent and a U.S. national, the child will be a citizen if one parent is a U.S. citizen and the other parent is a U.S. national; and the U.S. citizen was in the U.S. or one if its outlying possessions for one year continuously.

ICE targeting undocumented immigrants with no criminal records

A former San Diego Union-Tribune reporter recently wrote about an immigrantion flashpoint in northern California. She reports that the case of two undocumented immigrants taken into custody by ICE agents contradicts the stated immigrantion goal of targeting people with criminal records.

Children pushing immigrantion trends higher

The San Diego Union-Tribune reported recently on a pair of parallel immigrantion trends on the rise. As more and more immigrant children are arrested at the U.S. border, the number of minors granted legal immigrantion status under the Special Immigrant Juvenile program is also climbing.

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