Citizenship & Naturalization

Citizenship and Naturalization Lawyers in Chicago, IL.

Laws governing immigrants' rights to apply for and receive American citizenship are complex and confusing. Many immigrants work together to share and obtain information, and have some information on rights, procedures and criteria. However, getting complete and accurate information on your own situation that takes into consideration the details of your status, background and country of origin can be difficult.

At The Law Offices of Susan Fortino-Brown, we can help. We can work with you to determine the best way for you to work to acquire American citizenship, and represent you throughout the entire process.

The Law Offices of Susan Fortino-Brown has resolved thousands of immigration law challenges for our clients, including cases involving citizenship and naturalization. We handle all types of citizenship claims, including claims involving:

-Individuals who were born to U.S. citizens in a foreign country
-Individuals who were adopted by American parents
-Individuals whose parents naturalized and now seeking citizenship status

We encourage people living in the U.S. to seek citizenship under many circumstances. First, citizenship affords the person the right to vote. Second, if you live here and wish for your spouse and children to join you here, you may wait eight or nine years as a lawful permanent resident petitioner However, if you are a citizen, your family may be able to join you without having to wait for long visa processing times. Lastly, citizenship can help you avoid deportation and hassles, and citizenship allows you the assurance that you can remain here always.