|Release Date: 02/03/2021
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AILA’s U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization Law Toolbox provides an in-depth analysis of the laws governing automatic acquisition of citizenship and the process for naturalization, with form samples, checklists, and instructions. It offers specific guidance and advice on all aspects of U.S. citizenship, everything from the nuts and bolts of filling out the N-400 to requirements for relinquishing U.S. citizenship and tax consequences.
It serves as a good, quick reference, providing advice on legal issues that may come up during a client's naturalization application process (e.g., moral character issues, maintaining LPR status to ensure eligibility to naturalize), and describing the steps (e.g., the N-400, the interview, the oath ceremony, etc.). Moreover, it will help you understand which of your clients do not need to naturalize because they became U.S. citizens at birth or afterwards, with discussion of how those clients obtain proof of U.S. citizenship.
This Guide covers:
- Naturalization requirements and the N-400 process
- Automatic citizenship at birth and after
- Special rules for military members
- Maintaining LPR status and good moral character
- Administrative and judicial review of USCIS denials
- Denaturalization and dual citizenship
- Tax implications
Noah Klug is the founder of Klug Law Firm PLLC (KLF), headquartered in New York City, which focuses on business immigration law. Prior to launching KLF, he worked at Fragomen and BAL for over 10 years in senior roles. Prior to this, he was an Attorney-Advisor with DOJ EOIR through the Attorney General’s Honors Program. He is listed in Who’s Who Legal, Best Lawyers, and Super Lawyers, and rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. In 2012, Noah founded the AILA Asia-Pacific Chapter (formerly known as Bangkok District Chapter,) and served as its inaugural chair. He also previously served as co-chair of the ABA Immigration Committee and on the AILA Business Immigration Committee. Noah has authored over 40 immigration law publications, contributed to major immigration studies, been quoted in major media publications, and co-edited the AILA treatises Navigating the Fundamentals of Immigration Law, The Consular Practice Handbook, and AILA's Guide to PERM Labor Certification.
Irene Scharf is Professor of Law and Director of the Immigration Law Clinic at the University of Massachusetts School of Law. She is a member of the bars of Massachusetts, New York, and the federal First Circuit Court of Appeals. She has been directing the Immigration Law Clinic since 2002 and has written several academic and other articles about immigration rights.
Scott Titshaw is a professor and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Mercer University Law School, where he runs an immigration appeals clinic. He previously practiced immigration law and served as chair of AILA’s GA-AL Chapter. Dean Titshaw earned a JD cum laude from the University of Georgia and an LLM magna cum laude from the Universität Hamburg. He clerked for a federal court, served as a legal translator with Germany’s Constitutional Court, and researched EU immigration law as a Fulbright-Schuman fellow. He has published extensively, including citizenship-related articles such as ART, Surrogacy, Federalism, and Jus Sanguinis Citizenship in the US, Australia, and Canada, 3 Asian Y.B. Hum. Rts. & Human. L. 144 (2019); Throwing the Baby Out with the Patriarchy, 33 Berkeley J. Gender L. & Just. 179 (2018); A Modest Proposal to Deport the Children of Gay Citizens, & etc.: Immigration Law, the Defense of Marriage Act and the Children of Same-Sex Couples, 25 Geo. Immigr. L.J. 407 (2011); and Sorry Ma’am, Your Baby is an Alien: Outdated Immigration Rules and Assisted Reproductive Technology, 12 Fla. Coastal L. Rev. 47 (2010), some available at https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=1237700.