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Opportunities for Naturalization While Residing Abroad

November 21, 2019
Audio Seminar

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  • $199.00
Presented 11/21/2019
02:00 PM (ET)
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format Audio Seminar
SKU AS2019-11-21

In the current climate, it is imperative to consider creative options that could allow eligible clients to naturalize. Some lawful permanent residents (LPRs) who frequently travel internationally may be exempt from the physical presence and continuous residence requirements for U.S. naturalization. Our panel of experts will provide practical guidance on underutilized opportunities for naturalization, including expedited naturalization under INA §319(b) for spouses of U.S. citizens who work abroad with the U.S. government or military, certain American companies, public international organizations, or American research or religious institutions. They also will guide practitioners through the process of filing an Application to Preserve Residence for Naturalization Purposes, or a Reentry Permit for LPRs who are employed abroad.

Featured Topics

  • Form N-470: What Are Procedures and Best Practices for Preserving Residence for Naturalization Purposes While Residing Abroad?
  • Expedited Naturalization Under INA §319(b): What Is the Naturalization Process for the Spouse of a U.S. Citizen Working Abroad for a U.S. Entity?
  • When Can Members or Veterans of the U.S. Military Apply for Expedited Naturalization?
  • When Does a Client Working Abroad Require a Reentry Permit?
  • What Are the Tax Implications of Residing Abroad for Purposes of Naturalization?

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Nadeen Aljijakli (DL), Cleveland, OH

Nadeen Aljijakli is a partner with Aljijakli, Kosseff & Prendergast, LLC with offices in Cleveland, OH and New York City. She specializes in family-based immigration, asylum, complex removal defense and citizenship issues. She is a recognized expert on Syrian asylum claims, and has been featured in Al Jazeera, Forbes, and The Washington Post. In addition, The Huffington Post named her to its “Top Ten List: Muslims Who Save Lives.” Ms. Aljijakli received the 2016 Pro Bono Champion Award by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Ohio Chapter. She is active in AILA, where she served as Coordinator of the Middle Eastern Interest Group, USCIS Cleveland liaison for the Ohio chapter, and currently on the Distance Learning Committee.

Ryan B. Barshop, Manila, The Philippines

Ryan Barshop is based in Manila, Philippines and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He is the outgoing secretary of the Bangkok District Chapter and is a frequent speaker on consular matters at AILA regional and national conferences.

Jennifer Doerrie, Fresno, CA

Jennifer Doerrie is a solo practitioner in Fresno, California. Although she has practiced in nearly all areas of immigration law over the course of her twenty-year legal career, Ms. Doerrie devotes her current practice principally to family immigration, asylum, naturalization, consular processing and removal defense. Ms. Doerrie has a particular passion for access to justice issues, having spent several years working with non-profit organizations, and she has been repeatedly recognized for her pro bono work. She joined AILA in 1999 and currently serves on the Board of Directors for AILA’s NorCal Chapter. Ms. Doerrie is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law.

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 Opportunities for Naturalization While Residing Abroad audio seminar takes place Thursday, November 21, 2019, at the times noted below:

  • 2:00 pm–3:30 pm eastern time
  • 1:00 pm–2:30 pm central time
  • 12:00 pm–1:30 pm mountain time
  • 11:00 am–12:30 pm pacific time

The registration deadline for this seminar is 11:59 pm ET on November 20, 2019.

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