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Citizenship / naturalization - general info

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In this section of Washington LawHelp you will find general legal information and resources about citizenship and naturalization in the U.S. View our Resources for Immigrants Guide or browse individual resources below.
  • Advisory Regarding DACA Program After Presidential Election

    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project - Community Advisory – 11/10/16 Content Detail

    By:
    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
  • CitizenshipWorks

    This website will help you to answer questions about your eligibility for citizenship through naturalization. It will also help you to understand the naturalization process and prepare for the naturalization tests. Read More

    By:
    Immigration Advocates Network
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    Spanish / Español
    Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt
    Chinese / 中文
  • Dual Citizenship & U.S. Citizenship

    This list is based on the best current information. Some countries don't acknowledge foreign citizenship at all. Others have various restrictions regarding losing or acquiring dual citizenship and for that reason are not listed below. If you are concerned about losing your present citizenship when you naturalize as a U.S. citizen, speak to a representative of your government before filing for naturalization. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Naturalization and Children: Common Questions

    8108EN - Common questions about the naturalization process and children are answered in this publication. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
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    Spanish / Español
    Chinese / 中文
  • Common Questions about Naturalization

    This publication describes the requirements and process for naturalization in the United States. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
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    Spanish / Español
    Chinese / 中文
  • Immigrant Rights Under a Trump Administration

    It’s important for everyone to know their rights if approached by an immigration (ICE) agent as well as how families can best prepare for something happening. This resource provides practical tips for things immigrant families can do now to prepare as well as information on rights everyone has in the United States, regardless of immigration status. Read More

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    Immigrant Legal Resource Center
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    Spanish / Español
    Chinese / 中文
  • A Guide to Naturalization

    A Guide to Naturalization (M-476) provides information on the benefits and responsibilities of citizenship, an overview of the naturalization process and eligibility requirements. Read More

    By:
    USCIS
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    Spanish / Español
  • Unaccompanied Children Resource Center

    These are materials to help children, their families, and guardians understand more about immigration law. Read about who is eligible to stay in the United States, what the government can and cannot do to people who are here, and what children and families can do to take care of their immigration case. Watch videos to learn about immigration court. This is not everything to know about immigration law. If you want more information or need legal help, get a lawyer or BIA accredited representative. Read More

    By:
    Immigration Advocates Network
  • Family Preparedness Plan

    Every family should have a Family Preparedness Plan. While it is our hope that you never have to use your plan, it is a good practice to have one in place to help reduce the stress of the unexpected. This packet will help everyone create a Family Preparedness Plan, regardless of immigration status. However, because of the additional challenges immigrant and mixed status families face, we also have additional advice for immigrants. Read More

    By:
    Immigrant Legal Resource Center
  • Immigrant Safety Plan for Youth and Children

    This information was gathered to help families who are facing potential detainment or deportation of parents with children (children with or without status). This packet identifies information you should collect and contains some of the forms you should have ready. Read More

    By:
    Legal Counsel for Youth & Children
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    Spanish / Español
    Somali / Soomaali
  • Know your rights when you encounter immigration agents and other law enforcement

    If you find you have to deal with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or other law enforcement officers at home, on the street, or anywhere else, remember that you have the rights described in this factsheet. The factsheet also provides suggestions for what you should do to assert your rights. Content Detail

    By:
    National Immigration Law Center
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    Spanish / Español
    Korean / 한국어
    Chinese / 中文
  • New Q & A about DACA

    This FAQ provides information and recommendations that may help you decide what to do with respect to DACA. However, the information in this FAQ is not legal advice. Every person’s situation is different. To get legal advice about whether you should either apply for DACA for the first time or apply to renew your DACA, you should talk to a qualified immigration lawyer or a Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)–accredited representative. Read More

    By:
    National Immigration Law Center
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    Spanish / Español
    Korean / 한국어
    Chinese / 中文
  • Immigration and Agricultural Workers

    2602EN - General information about immigration laws and how they apply to agricultural workers. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
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    Spanish / Español
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