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Acquiring Citizenship Outside Standard Naturalization Procedures

October 31, 2017
Audio Seminar

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Presented 10/31/2017
02:00 PM (ET)
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format Live Audio Seminar
SKU AS2017-10-31

In general, a noncitizen may apply for naturalization five years after becoming a lawful permanent resident (LPR), provided the LPR meets the physical presence, good moral character, and literacy requirements. There are, however, situations in which different rules apply. Our speakers will discuss various special circumstances where clients may apply for naturalization or a certificate of citizenship outside standard naturalization procedures.

Featured Topics

  • Under What Circumstances Should an LPR Married to a USC for Three Years Apply for Naturalization?
  • Special Naturalization Provisions for LPRs Who Gained Status Through VAWA
  • Naturalization Procedures for Individuals Whose Spouses Are Employed or Stationed Abroad
  • Special Provisions for Individuals Who Have Served in the U.S. Military
  • Children Born Abroad Relying on the Residence of Their Parents or Grandparents
  • How to Obtain Proof of Derivative Citizenship for Children

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David Grunblatt is a partner at Proskauer Rose LLP, heading its Immigration Practice Group. He served as Chair of the New York Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and was formerly both Chair of the Association’s National Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility and the Vermont Service Center Liaison Committee. Mr. Grunblatt was formerly Chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on immigration and nationality law and was Chair of the Committee on Immigration and Nationality Law at the New York County Lawyers Association, directing its Continuing Legal Education Program on Immigration and Nationality Law, as well as its Pro Bono Immigration Defense Project. He lectures and writes extensively on the subject of immigration and nationality law. Mr. Grunblatt received his undergraduate degree from Brooklyn College, and his law degree and LL.M. in taxation from New York University School of Law.

Jennifer Kain-Rios has been an AILA attorney since 2001 and is the sole-practitioner at KainRios Immigration, LLC, in Denver, Colorado since 2008. Her practice includes both affirmative business and family based cases and removal defense. Ms. Kain-Rios chairs CO AILA's Committee to Combat the Unauthorized Practice of Law, is an AILA mentor and has served as liaison to USCIS Denver Field Office. She writes and speaks locally and nationally on naturalization, removal defense strategies for UACs, prosecutorial discretion, and other immigration law issues for the legal community and the general public. JD: University of Denver College of Law; BA with Honors: University of Wisconsin-Madison, La Pontífica Universidad Católica del Peru.

Kathrin S. Mautino is a certified as a specialist in immigration and nationality law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization, one of fewer than 200 attorneys presently certified. She is the managing partner of the San Diego firm Mautino and Mautino and regularly writes and lectures on immigration and citizenship issues to local, regional, and national groups.

The speaker's/author’s views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided are based on the speaker's/author’s experiences and the current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and experiences may differ from your own.
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The Acquiring Citizenship Outside Standard Naturalization Procedures audio seminar takes place Tuesday, October 31, 2017, at the times noted below:

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  • 11:00 am-12:30 pm pacific time
The registration deadline for this seminar is 11:59 pm ET on October 30, 2017.

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