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Q.  A student was petitioned by her LPR father over 25 years ago. At the time of the interview, she was married. She had married two months before her interview. She claims the official never questioned her about her marital status. Now she wants to naturalize, but she fears she will be denied and put into proceedings. What do you suggest?

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Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services is a unique affiliate in the CLINIC network, focused on promoting immigrant integration while feeding its community. Read this affiliate highlight to learn more about this outstanding program!


The October Visa Bulletin contains an important change in the timing of when family- and employment-based immigrant visa applicants can apply for adjustment of status.

On September 16, 2015, EOIR also released two final regulations relating to R&A. The first rule changed the regulation relating to appearances before the agency to allow for separate appearances in bond proceedings and other proceedings conducted by EOIR.

The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) has proposed significant changes in the standards and procedure for obtaining agency recognition and staff accreditation (R&A) from the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).


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 (September 25, 2015) – Today, Pope Francis blessed migrants and refugees at Our Lady Queen of Angels School in East Harlem, New York in an act of solidarity with at-risk newcomers.  Located in a section of Harlem called “El Barrio,” Our Lady Queen of Angels School is a resource to 295 students, 70% of whom are Hispanic.