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Citizenship Attorneys Gonzales

Citizenship Attorneys Gonzales

Obtaining citizenship in the United States is a complicated but rewarding endeavor that can significantly affect your and your family’s future. The outcome of your efforts is too important to leave to chance – work closely with an experienced citizenship attorney in Gonzales from the start. 

The Basics

 If you have set your sights on becoming a U.S. citizen, you face challenges ahead, but there are also considerable rewards for those who achieve this lofty goal. Some of the primary hurdles you face include the following:

  • Passing a rigorous background check
  • Going through an in-person interview process
  • Accurately completing and filing a wide range of challenging paperwork
  • Passing the tests required of you
  • Pledging your allegiance to the United States 

Gaining Citizenship through Family 

The least complicated and most effective means of securing citizenship in the United States is via a family member who has already tackled the challenging path toward legal citizenship. While this method includes complexities of its own, the inroad to citizenship afforded to you by your family member’s sponsorship can prove invaluable. Even if you are already in the U.S. illegally, a hardship exception for you as a family member of an American citizen may be available. 

Seeking Citizenship via Your Job 

To work legally in the United States, the government’s permission is required, and this permission is often obtained through the employer’s facilitation. In order to work here legally and on a permanent basis, you do not have to be a citizen, but you do need a green card, which translates to having permanent resident status. A green card can also serve as a stepping stone toward citizenship.

Becoming a Citizen

Before you can be bestowed with the full range of rights and responsibilities that come with being a citizen of the United States, you must become a citizen. This designation is automatic for anyone who is born here – as guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment – but there are other paths forward, including:

  • One of your parents is a U.S. citizen, which means you are likely to qualify if certain criteria are met
  • You are a non-citizen who serves in the U.S. military, which opens up an expedited citizenship process 

Additionally, if you are a legal permanent resident – with a green card – the naturalization process can lead to citizenship. Naturalization requires all the following:

  • You must have some understanding of the laws in this country
  • You must be able to speak very basic English
  • You must have an upstanding character 

Turn to an Experienced Citizenship Attorney in Gonzales for the Legal Guidance You Need

The practiced citizenship attorneys at Miranda, Magden & Miranda, LLP, in Gonzales have a proud track record of helping valued clients like you obtain citizenship, and we are committed to also helping you. Your entire future is before you, and citizenship can greatly improve your prospects. To learn more about what we can do for you, please do not hesitate to reach out and contact us today.

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