Acquired and Derivative Citizenship - Recording (.MP3)

Acquired and Derivative Citizenship - Recording (.MP3)

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Recorded 03/13/2018
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format MP3
SKU AS2018-03-13-DL

Sometimes your client doesn’t even know they are a U.S. citizen! Our panel of experts will discuss the various ways your client can automatically become a citizen, and include an overview of both acquired and derivative citizenship. Panelists will share tips for determining which requirements your client is subject to, and the practical concerns that arise when applying for a passport or certificate of citizenship.

Featured Topics

  • When Do Individuals Acquire Citizenship at Birth?
  • When Do Individuals Derive Citizenship from the Naturalization of a Parent?
  • Documenting Your Client’s Claim to Acquired or Derivative Citizenship: Applying for Certificates of Citizenship, Certificates of Birth Abroad, and U.S. Passports
  • Which Document Is the Best Proof of Citizenship: A Passport or Certificate of Citizenship?
  • Sessions v. Morales-Santana: How Did the U.S. Supreme Court Change Citizenship Law?
  • Grandparent Issues: Documenting the Grandparent’s Citizenship and Residency to Prove the Parent’s Citizenship

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Elina Magaly Santana (DL), Miami, FL
Elina Magaly Santana is a shareholder and co-founder of Santana Rodriguez Law, P.A. She is licensed in the state of Florida, the U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. She focuses her practice exclusively on Immigration law. She handles family-based and marriage-based residency, complex naturalization cases, deportation defense (including asylum, cancellation of removal, and waivers), appeals, and humanitarian applications. Ms. Santana is currently the Secretary for the AILA South Florida chapter. Ms. Santana earned her J.D. from Boston University School of Law, where she served as an editor for the Public Interest Law Journal, and her B.A.from NYU with high honors. She was raised in Miami by a proud Cuban-American immigrant family.

Scott Titshaw, Macon, GA
Scott Titshaw is a professor and associate dean at Mercer University Law School. He previously practiced immigration law and served as chair of AILA's Georgia-Alabama Chapter. Mr. Titshaw earned a J.D. cum laude from the University of Georgia and an LLM magna cum laude from the Universit├Ąt Hamburg. He clerked for a federal district court, served as a legal translator with Germany's Constitutional Court, and researched EU immigration as a Fulbright-Schuman fellow.

Lourdes Tancinco, San Francisco, CA
Lourdes Santos Tancinco is the principal at Tancinco Law Offices, APC, a full-service law firm providing expertise in the field of immigration matters. Ms. Tancinco was admitted to the California State Bar in 1993; she is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court, Northern District of California, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She was Congressional Liaison for AILA Northern California Chapter in 2003 and was a panelist on the Great Moments in Immigration History in 2002 on the issue of Filipino World War II Veterans. She is an active member of the State Bar of California, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association and the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California.

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