Preparing Military Naturalization Applications: What You Need to Know

Preparing Military Naturalization Applications: What You Need to Know

Preparing Military Naturalization Applications: What You Need to Know - Recording (CLE Included)
Event Date: 04/12/2022
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

Our panel of experienced immigration attorneys will educate and prepare U.S. military attorneys, Military Assistance Program (MAP) volunteers, and AILA members to assist U.S. military service members seeking to naturalize. Participants will learn how to screen cases for eligibility, the process for naturalization, and how to prepare and submit the N-426 and N-400 applications.

Featured Topics

  • Screening for Eligibility
  • Overview of the Process
  • Preparation of the N-426
  • Preparing and Filing the N-400
  • Special Considerations

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Stella Shimamoto (DL), AILA Military Committee Chair, Honolulu, HI

Stella Shimamoto is an associate with Hirota & Associates LLLC. She is the past chair of the AILA Hawaii Chapter and currently serves as the interim chair of AILA's Military Assistance Program committee. Ms. Shimamoto received her J.D. from the Michigan State University College of Law in 2011.

Beth Boyer, AILA Military Committee Vice Chair, White Plains, NY

Beth E. Boyer is an Associate at Jackson Lewis’s office in White Plains, New York. Beth is a member of the firm’s Immigration practice group. Through her careful evaluation of clients’ business objectives, Beth advises businesses on how to secure work authorization and retain non-U.S. citizen or permanent resident employees. In addition to providing advice and counsel to employers on immigration matters before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and the Department of Labor, Beth represents management in cases before U.S. State Department consulates and embassies worldwide. Beth is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). As a member of a military family, she is honored to serve as vice chair of AILA’s National Military Committee.

Margaret D. Stock, AILA Author, Immigration Law & the Military, 3rd Ed., Anchorage, AK 

Margaret D. Stock is the managing attorney at Cascadia Cross Border Law Group LLC. She is also a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army Reserve and a 2013 MacArthur Foundation Fellow. She is the author of AILA’s publication, “Immigration Law and the Military.” Ms. Stock received her J.D. from Harvard University.

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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