Tag: citizenship

November 13, 2020

USCIS Announces a Revised Naturalization Civics Test

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced today plans to implement a revised version of the naturalization civics test. The agency first announced plans to revise the civics test in July 2019. USCIS revised the civics test as part of a decennial update to ensure that it remains an instrument that comprehensively assesses applicants’ knowledge of American […]

November 28, 2018

Plano Multicultural Outreach Roundable Citizenship Workshop set for February 9, 2019

Scheef & Stone Immigration Practice Group attorneys will volunteer to assist citizenship applicants at The Plano MCOR Citizenship Workshop 2019. In addition, Ann Badmus is a guest speaker at the workshop and will present ” How to Get Qualified Legal Help.” MCOR’s Citizenship Information Workshop is a FREE annual meeting designed to provide accurate information […]

October 05, 2018

Citizenship applicants now take English reading and writing tests on digital tablet at naturalization interviews

USCIS news release: On Oct. 1, USCIS began using digital tablets to administer the English reading and writing tests during naturalization interviews as part of the agency’s ongoing business modernization efforts. Although USCIS applicants already use digital tablets to sign or verify parts of their applications, this new approach expands tablet usage, allowing the device […]

September 15, 2017

USCIS Celebrates Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, Welcoming More Than 30,000 New U.S. Citizens

From the USCIS WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will celebrate Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, observed on Sept. 17, with over 200 naturalization ceremonies across the country as part of this year’s Constitution Week from Sept. 15 to 22. More than 30,000 lawful permanent residents will become America’s newest U.S. citizens during […]

February 14, 2017

Big Surge in Citizenship Applications Expected under Trump Administration

For the past six years, I have been a featured speaker and volunteer at the Plano Multicultural Outreach Roundtable (MCOR) Citizenship Workshop. The workshop always draws a large number of future citizens but this year, we saw three times as many attendees. Why? Some believe the Trump administration’s executive orders, like the travel ban, have […]

February 01, 2017

Free Citizenship Workshop for North Texas Immigrants

Free Citizenship Workshop for North Texas Immigrants Plano Multi-Cultural Outreach Roundtable will host a free citizenship workshop on Saturday, February 11, 2017, 2 p.m. in Plano, Texas . Scheef & Stone immigration attorneys are volunteers to help citizenship applicants with their applications. Attorney Ann Badmus is a featured speaker as well. For details, visit Plano […]

September 16, 2016

USCIS Celebrates Constitution Day and Citizenship Day

WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is celebrating Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, observed on Sept. 17, and Constitution Week, with nearly 240 naturalization ceremonies across the country. More than 38,000 candidates will become America’s newest citizens during the weeklong observance, being recognized this year from Sept. 16-23. The annual commemoration honors the […]

September 16, 2016

September 17 is Citizenship Day! Do you know what it takes to become a US citizen?

September 17 is Constitution and Citizenship Day, a day to commemorate the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787, and “recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.” Congratulations to those who have become citizens this year or have applied for citizenship! According to some reports, there are nearly […]

December 17, 2015

President Obama’s Inspirational Remarks at Naturalization Ceremony

President Barack Obama welcomes new Americans at the National Archives: “We can never say it often or loudly enough: Immigrants and refugees revitalize and renew America.” On December 15, 2015, the White House Task Force on New Americans released its One Year Progress Report summarizing the progress that has been made to enhance federal efforts […]

September 17, 2015

USCIS to Welcome More Than 36,000 Citizens During Annual Constitution Day and Citizenship Day Celebrations

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is launching new efforts to highlight U.S. citizenship and immigrant civic integration to celebrate Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. These initiatives will also improve customer service and support aspiring citizens on their path to naturalization. The initiatives include: Naturalization Ceremonies From Sept. 17-23, USCIS will welcome more than 36,000 […]