Straight to Citizenship: No Naturalization Required

Straight to Citizenship: No Naturalization Required

Straight to Citizenship: No Naturalization Required (Live Seminar)
11/30/2023 02:00 PM ET - 03:30 PM ET
Straight to Citizenship: No Naturalization Required (Seminar Recording)
Live Event Date: 11/30/2023
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

How do attorneys prove a client’s birth in the United States when they were delivered by a midwife who cannot be located and witnesses are deceased? How do attorneys prove their clients’ derivative citizenship? What are the latest trends for denials of these cases? What is the current success rate for these cases with and without litigating? Our panel of experts will discuss how to prove U.S. citizenship when the individual does not have a government-issued document proving U.S. birth and/or when at least one parent is a U.S. citizen but the child was born abroad.

Featured Topics:

  • Evidentiary standards for proving derivative and/or acquired citizenship
  • Helping families navigate reproductive avenues and options, accounting for citizenship of the child
  • Case law updates, new USCIS guidance, and relevant Foreign Affairs Manual sections
  • When litigating is the only option: best practices and tips
  • N-600 vs. N-6000K vs. Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) vs. U.S. passports

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Meghann E. LaFountain (DL), AILA Military Committee, Middletown, CT

Petula Natasha McShiras, AILA Benefits Litigation Committee, Greenwood Village, CO

Robert J. Casazza, New York, NY

*Christopher D. Pineda, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Brownsville, TX

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