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Immigration. Office of the Staff Judge Advocate Camp Pendleton, CA. Gena Moreno Immigration Paralegal Specialist. Topics. Presidential Executive Order Requirements – DOD v USCIS Process Local Level & INS Level Benefits for Family Members . Background.

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immigration

Immigration

Office of the Staff Judge Advocate

Camp Pendleton, CA

Gena Moreno

Immigration Paralegal Specialist

topics
Topics
  • Presidential Executive Order
  • Requirements – DOD v USCIS
  • Process Local Level & INS Level
  • Benefits for Family Members
background
Background
  • 1999 – DOD & INS Streamlined the processing of Naturalization for military Service-Members.
  • July 3, 2002 – President Bush Signed Executive Order
    • Key points of the Executive Order are

- Executive Order makes honorably serving AD members eligible immediately

- Members must be serving/served on active duty on Sept 11, 2001 or later

- Waives the 3 years Residency Requirement

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Background
  • Recent legislation called for additional benefits to member of the military. These benefits went into effect on October 1, 2004
    • No fees will be charged when filing for naturalization
    • Naturalization process is available overseas at U.S. Embassies & consulates
general naturalization requirements
General Naturalization Requirements
  • Legal Permanent Resident
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Demonstrate Good Moral Character
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the English language
  • Demonstrate knowledge of U.S. Government and history Demonstrate attachment to the United States by taking an oath of allegiance to the United States Constitution
process
Process
  • Attend a Naturalization Class
    • Every Thursday @ Bldg 22161 1430
      • Cover all paperwork
        • N-400 Application for Naturalization
        • N-426 Request for Certification of Military

or Naval Service

        • G-325 Biographic Information
additional documentation
Additional Documentation
  • 2 Color Photos (Passport)
  • Copy of applicants I-551 (Green Card)
  • Proof of Selective Service Number for all males 18-26
  • Copy of DMV Report/Police Record/Court Records if any incidents were reported on part 10 of the N400
local process
Local Process
  • Review entire package
  • Application is then submitted to

National Service Center in Lincoln Nebraska with commands endorsement which is provided by the Joint Legal Assistance Office

  • Notifications from INS
  • Preparation for final interview & oath
    • Copy of INS’s Study Guide is provided to each applicant
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National Service Center Lincoln, Nebraska

Data Base

#A is Ordered

From NRC

to District Office

NSC

FBI

Name Check

Goes to a

Supervisor for

Adjudication

Fingerprints

Reviewed

within 3 weeks of filing I-797C is mail to applicant

district level
District Level

Last audit is conducted & Interview is scheduled.

- Interview

- Test

- Oath

interview
Interview
  • Review of N400 question/elaborate on answers given
  • Tested on History & Civics
  • INS provides a 100 sample question on U.S History & Civics Study Guide. Applicant is asked 10 and must answer 60% correctly
  • Oath is given if applicant is successful in passing both the interview & test.
benefits for family members
Benefits for Family Members
  • Spouse
    • Adjustment of Status under Sec 245i
    • Petition if spouse is overseas
  • Children
    • Petition
  • Parents
    • Petition
  • Siblings
    • Petition
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QUESTIONS???

Gena Moreno

Immigration Paralegal Specialist

[email protected]

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