Naturalization, Citizenship & Asylum
The Offices of Kevork Adanas P.C. Attorney at Law want to help you understand all of the options available to you when it comes to immigration. Contact the office to learn more about any of the processes described below.
A person can gain citizenship in one of two ways: either they are born in the United States or they go through the process of naturalization. A United States citizen is classified by being someone who owes allegiance to the U.S and who is entitled to the protection offered by the country.
Naturalization is the process by which a citizen of another country, other than the United States undergoes a process in which they meet a number of requirement set by the government related to residency, education, education as well as showing that they have “good moral character” and understand and respect the principles laid out in the constitution which the United States of America was built on. Find an exhaustive list of the requirements associated with being a naturalized citizen here.
Asylum is granted to those people who are already residing in the United States but are unable to return to their native country due to fear of persecution associated with race, religion, nationality, membership to a social group(such as sexual orientation) or political opinion. When granted asylum, the immigrant is allowed to live and work in the United States for a year, after which they may apply for permanent citizenship.