Mark A Ivener, A Law Corporation

Category: Naturalization

Mayors Send Open Letter to Presidential Candidates Urging Immigration Reform

A national coalition of mayors, Cities for Action, sent an open letter on July 26, 2016, to “the next President of the United States” calling for immigration reform. The letter urges leaders from both the Democratic and Republican parties to commit to supporting immigration reform in the first 100 days of the next presidency, including… Read More

USCIS Accepting Only Current Naturalization Applications

As of May 5, 2014, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is now only accepting current versions of the Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, dated 9/13/2013. USCIS will reject and return all naturalization applications using previous versions. Among other things, the revised form has a barcode, which USCIS said will result in fewer rejected forms. USCIS… Read More

Thousands Will Be Naturalized at Constitution Day and Citizenship Day Ceremonies

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it plans to naturalize more than 8,000 candidates on September 17, 2013, which is Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. More than 18,000 new citizens will be naturalized during more than 180 ceremonies between September 16 and September 23. The event commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution in… Read More

USCIS Withdraws Lockbox for Naturalization Applications

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has withdrawn its instruction issued on September 12, 2008, that in certain instances the Application for Naturalization (Form N-400) would be filed at a USCIS lockbox facility rather than at the USCIS Service Center. The notice was to take effect on October 14, 2008. USCIS has decided to delay… Read More

Naturalization Form Added To Direct Mail Program

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the Direct Mail program now includes Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. Non-military N-400 applications should be filed with the appropriate Lockbox. The notice also provides a 30-day transition period whereby the Service Centers will forward any N-400 applications received at their facilities to the appropriate Lockbox. Military… Read More