Should I apply for U.S. Citizenship? 
Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 10:23AM
Nisha V. Fontaine in Naturalization

As the new administration continues issuing new Executive Orders which are constantly being litigated, many lawful permanent residents are living in a state of fear - and considering what impacts these Orders will have on themselves and their extended family members moving forward.  

One option available is to consider the naturalization process - your rights and privileges as a U.S. citizen are alot more certain as compared to a lawful permanent resident.  

So the question is - Are you eligible? If so, is there a threat to your lawful permanent resident status if you apply? If there is a threat, is it something that can be mitigated? Or do you have any relief avail? Is it a question of an inability to pay the filing fee? If so, are you eligible for a fee waiver?  Are you nervous about the English and Civics Test? If so, do you qualify for any exceptions or exemptions? 

If you have any doubts as to the above, speak to an immigration attorney before you file an application for naturalization. 

Article originally appeared on Family to USA- U.S. Family Immigration Blog - By Nisha V. Fontaine, Esq. (
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