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Brownsville Naturalization Lawyer

Making U.S. Citizenship a Reality

Naturalization is the legal process through which a non-U.S. citizen voluntarily becomes an American citizen. It represents a critical and final step in the immigration journey, allowing individuals to fully participate in the civic life of the United States. The benefits of citizenship are numerous, from gaining the right to vote, eligibility for federal jobs, freedom to travel in and out of the U.S. with a passport, protection from deportation, automatic citizenship for children, and more.

Navigating the path to U.S. citizenship can be complex and overwhelming, involving intricate laws and detailed documentation. At The Law Office of Mauricio Garcia, our experienced immigration lawyer can guide you through each step of the naturalization process, helping to avoid common pitfalls and ensuring your application has the best chance of success.

Get guidance from our Brownsville naturalization attorney in a free initial consultation. Book an appointment online or call (956) 395-3314. Hablamos español.

Who Can Apply for Naturalization?

Eligibility for naturalization generally includes legal permanent residency (holding a green card) for at least five years. For the spouses of U.S. citizens, the permanent residency requirement is reduced to three years. Naturalization can also be pursued through military service and for children of U.S. citizens. 

Applicants must be at least 18 years old, have continuous residence and physical presence in the U.S., and show good moral character and an understanding of the English language, as well as U.S. history and government.

The Naturalization Process

The process for naturalization includes several steps:

  • Application: Complete and submit Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, with all required documentation.
  • Biometrics appointment: Attend a biometrics appointment for fingerprinting and photographing.
  • Interview: Participate in an interview with a USCIS officer, including a test on English and U.S. history and government.
  • Decision: If approved, receive a decision on your Form N-400.
  • Oath of allegiance: Take the oath to the United States in a formal naturalization ceremony.

Applicants often encounter hurdles such as lengthy processing times, complex legal documentation, and the English and civics tests. The processing times for naturalization applications can vary greatly but typically range from eight to 12 months, though delays are common. 

Understanding and completing the required legal paperwork can be daunting, especially for those with limited English proficiency. The English and civics tests, designed to assess language skills and knowledge of U.S. history and government, can pose significant challenges for many applicants.

How The Law Office of Mauricio Garcia Can Help with the Naturalization Process

Our firm is committed to helping naturalization applicants increase their chances of becoming U.S. citizens in the following phases:

  • Completing and submitting Form N-400: Legal guidance ensures that the form is error-free and all necessary documentation is provided, reducing the risk of delays or denials.
  • Interview preparation: A lawyer can help prepare you for the interview with an immigration official and the tests, providing study materials, mock interviews, and strategies to manage interview anxiety.
  • Addressing issues of good moral character: For those who might have incidents in their past that could affect their demonstration of good moral character, we can provide advice on how to address these issues successfully.
  • Navigating complex cases: Applicants with complex immigration histories, previous denials, or legal issues will benefit significantly from our experience navigating these challenges effectively.

Our firm is passionate about helping individuals achieve their dream of becoming U.S. citizens. We offer comprehensive support, from assessing eligibility and preparing the application to providing preparation for all of the ensuing stages of the process. We can stand by your side, offering personalized assistance to help you pursue the dream of U.S. citizenship.

Reach us online or at (956) 395-3314 to speak with our Brownsville naturalization lawyer today. 

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    With a former judicial law clerk, we bring invaluable insight into federal court proceedings.
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    Born and raised in Brownsville, TX, we serve our community in both English and Spanish.
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    "I am so glad we picked Mauricio because he is a great lawyer, hands down."
    Mauricio was always one text away, and he was always quick to notify us about anything new that came up. My husband's process only took a few months, and thanks to Mauricio, he now has his green card.
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    He resolved all our doubts and always gave us the support to do everything correctly. Today, Just 7 months after starting the process, we received approval for the Green Card.
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    He had answers to all my questions and was with me through the entire process until the day of my interview, which made me feel much more secure with everything.
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