Become a U.S. Citizen

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Sphinx Pub./Sourcebooks, Incorporated, 2007 - Study Aids - 164 pages
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Passing the U.S. citizenship examination is no easy task. However, the actual test is just one aspect of the entire process of becoming a U.S. citizen. Understanding the complete process, from start to finish, is the true key of achieving your dream. Become a U.S. Citizen can help turn that dream into a reality.

Focusing on the many paths to citizenship, it guides you through the entire process and helps cut the time it takes to become a citizen. This important resource gives you everything you need to successfully understand each of the steps toward achieving citizenship.

- The required forms with instructions for completing them correctly
- The back-up documentation required to support your application
- The examination for citizenship with tips for scoring higher
- The English language requirement--what you really need to know
- The interview--how to say what you want to say, and not what you don't
- Plus, common problems and how to avoid them

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Contents

Why Become a U S Citizen?
1
Summary
7
Age Requirement
16
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Kurt A. Wagner, MBA, JD (Magna Cum Laude) is an attorney, author, university lecturer, and founder of the Law Offices of Kurt A. Wagner with offices in Illinois and Austria. He is a member of the Immigration and International Law Section of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, and the Washington, D.C. Bar Association. He formerly served as a U.S. Department of State Consular Officer with experience in visa processing at U.S. embassies abroad. Heteaches classes on legal topics at the University of Klagenfurt and the Carinthia Technical Institute in Austria, and served as Editor-in-Chief of the Southern Illinois University Law Journal. Debbie M. Schell, JD is an attorney and author who practices with the Law Offices of Kurt A. Wagner. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the Immigration and Nationality Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association. Her experience with immigration beganearly, when her mother immigrated to the United States from Jamaica and her father came from Belize. She has edited legal forms books as well as works on the law of asylum. Her clients include refugees, as well as individuals and companies seeking help with immigration issues. In addition, she has extensive experience with human rights issues related to employment and housing.Richard E. Schell, JD is an attorney, author, and serves of Counsel to the Law Offices of Kurt A. Wagner. He has extensive legal editing and researching experience with a major legal publisher and in the areas of international law, immigration law, and agricultural law. He studied international law at the University of Notre Dame in London. He is also a frequent writer and speaker on international legal topics and small business development. Kurt A. Wagner, MBA, JD (Magna Cum Laude) is an attorney, author, university lecturer, and founder of the Law & Consulting Offices of Kurt A. Wagner, comprising Wagner & Schell, L.L.P. and the Law Offices of Kurt A. Wagner, P.C., with offices in Illinois and Austria. He is a member of the Immigration and International Law Section of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, and the Washington, D.C. Bar Association. He formerlyserved as a U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Political Officer and Consular Officer with experience in visa processing at U.S. embassies abroad. He teaches classes on legal topics at the University of Klagenfurt and the Carinthia Technical Institute in Austria. He recieved his Juris Doctor and MBA degrees from Southern Illinois Univeristy where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Southern Illinois University Law Journal. Mr. Wagner currently lives in the EU Member State of Austria. Debbie M. Schell is an attorney and author who is a Partner with the Law Firm of Wagner & Schell, L.L.P. She is also a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the Immigration & Nationality Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR). A child of immigrants herself, Ms. Schell's experience with immigration began early when her mother immigrated to the United States from Jamaica and her father came to the U.S. from Belize. Ms. Schell has extensive experience in immigration as well as in employment and international business law. She is the author and co-author of six books in two languages on various topics and issues on immigration. In addition, she has extensive experience with human rights issues related to employment, housing, public accommodations, and public contracts. Ms. Schell obtained a B.A. in Political Science from DePaul University received her law degree from Southern Illinois University. Ms. Schell lives and practices in Des Plaines, IL, with her husband and children. Richard E. Schell is an attorney, author, consultant, and speaker. He grew up in Polo, Illinois, in a farming family. He serves as Of Counsel with the Office of Wagner & Schell, L.L.P., an international law firm with offices in Illinois and Austria.Mr. Schell has an extensive background in legal publishing and in legal issues associated with publishing. He has written and edited books and electronic products on legal topics for lawyers and nonlawyers. Mr. Schell's practice includes representing publishers and authors. He also writes and speaks frequently on legal issues involving intellectual property, agriculture, sustainability, and immigration. He is the author of several books, articles, and pamphlets including: Quick Cash: A Guide to Raising Money, A Guide to Illinois Laws Governing Direct Farm Marketing, as well as the co-author of several books, including: Become a U.S. Citizen, Sphinx Publishing, (Sourcebooks 2007); Inmigracion y Ciudadanía en los EE.UU., Sphinx Publishing (Sourcebooks 2004); and U.S. Immigration and Citizenship Q&A, Sphinx Publishing (Sourcebooks 2003).Articles authored by Mr. Schell have appeared in many publications, including: Hobby Farms Magazine, Illinois Specialty Growers, American Bee Journal, Growing for Market, The Non GMO Organic Report, Hoard's Dairyman, PMA and Span. He has also been a Contributing Editor for The Chicago Farmer Magazine.Mr. Schell is afrequent speaker on issues related to domestic and international issues involving publishing, sustainability, food, and agriculture. He has presented on a range of legal and regulatory topics ranging from those important for publishing to those vital to food and agriculture, such agricultural tourism, organic food, risk management, and legal considerations for food and ag entrepreneurs. Compliance and legal issues for green and sustainable businesses is also an area he has presented on. These presentations have been delivered to diverse audiences, including The Small Farm Trade Show and the Organic Trade Association, as well as to a visiting delegation of Chinese Government leaders. Typical groups to which Mr. Schell presents would include the World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, Illinois Specialty Growers, and All Things Organic, as well as local groups such as the Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce and the Illinois Organic Production Conference.Mr. Schell has taught Law for Illinois Agricultural Entrepreneurs at Joliet Junior College and has been a guest lecturer on legal issues involving immigration, food, and agribusiness at John Marshall's LLM program. He has served as a guest lecturer at Oakton Community College (OCC) in its classes on green business and will be teaching a class at OCC on legal issues surrounding sustainability.Mr. Schell is the immediate Past President of The Chicago Farmers, a not-for-profit organization that has as its mission to provide education about farming, land ownership, and agribusiness. His extensive background in agricultural topics has also allowed him to provide consultation to clients related to domestic and international food and agricultural opportunities and issues in Illinois and globally. Mr. Schell holds a B.A. in History and English from Illinois Wesleyan University and a JD from Southern Illinois University. He has studied International Law at the University of Notre Dame, London Law Campus. He also sits on the board of IDEA (Initiative for the Development of Entrepreneurs in Agriculture). Mr. Schell lives in Des Plaines, Illinois with his wife and children.

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