|Live Event Date: 8/30/2022|
|Web Seminar||90 min.||Yes|
The panelists will explore how naturalization applications have been affected by the pandemic in terms of nationwide processing times and adjudication trends. They also will review recent USCIS policy memoranda in the naturalization landscape, as well as the effects on the ability to naturalize because of lengthy absences outside the United States due to COVID (and other factors).
- How the Naturalization Process Has Been Affected by the Pandemic
- Effects of Extended Absences Outside the United States Due to COVID-19 and Other Factors
- Filing N-400 Applications When an Applicant’s I-751 Remains Pending
- Policy Memoranda Updates, Including Revised Definitions of “Good Moral Character” and “Registering to Vote”
- Timing Considerations for Name Changes
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Bonnie Stern Wasser (DL), Seattle, WA
Bonnie Stern Wasser is a solo practitioner at the Law Office of Bonnie Stern Wasser. She is also a Staff Attorney at OneAmerica, an immigrant rights organization that partners with AILA Washington and Washington State to provide naturalization workshops through the Washington New Americans program. Bonnie also provides naturalization training to WNA grantee organizations. She is the former Chapter Chair of the AILA Washington Chapter. Bonnie serves on the Naturalization Working Group advocacy committee and on an immigration, regulatory committee run by a coalition of organizations. Ms. Wasser received her J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles.
Juliana Mojica, Whittier, CA
Juliana Mojica is the principal attorney and owner of her law practice Law Offices of Juliana M. Mojica. She currently serves as an ICE Liaison for the AILA Southern California Chapter and is a member of the AILA National Distance Learning Committee. Ms. Mojica received her Bachelor of Arts in political science with a minor in business administration in 2004, from Loyola Marymount University. She spent the following three years working and volunteering in the legal field and living in Washington, DC before attending law school. In 2011, Ms. Mojica received her JD from New York Law School.
Rebecca K. Rangel, Chicago, IL
Rebecca Rangel is founder of Rangel Legal, a Chicago immigration firm that also operates in Quito, Ecuador. Her practice focuses on consular processing, assisting US Citizens living abroad with family petitions and citizenship matters, maintenance of residency strategies and complicated waivers of inadmissibility for immigrant and non-immigrant visas. She was Co-Founder of the Quito-Guayaquil Chapter of the American Bar Association, Section of International Law. Rebecca is licensed to practice in Illinois and resides in Quito, Ecuador.
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