Naturalization & Citizenship

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Are you seeking to become a citizen of the United States? The U.S. citizenship laws are complicated, and your case will need the close attention of our immigration attorneys in Baton Rouge. In fact, immigration laws constantly change throughout the years.

Eligibility for Naturalization

In order to become a naturalized citizen of the U.S., you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time of filing
  • Be a legal permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Have had the status of "legal permanent resident" in the country for at least five years

If the applicant can fulfill all of the following criteria, the five-year residency requirement can be reduced to three years:

  • Acquired legal permanent resident status
  • Has been married to or living with a citizen for the past three years
  • His or her spouse has been a U.S. citizen for the past three years prior to the applicant's filing

Additionally, the applicant must be physically present in the country for at least 30 of the 60 months prior to filing. If the applicant qualifies for the residency requirement reduction, he or she must be present for at least 18 of the 36 months.

Retaining Legal Representation in Baton Rouge

At The Mayeaux & Associates Firm, our Baton Rouge immigration lawyers have the resources and skills that are necessary to obtain a positive case result. We encourage you to learn more about how our firm can help you through the naturalization process.

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Bond Hearings

The interaction of the criminal justice system and our immigration system can tear families apart. Detention creates incredible financial and emotional tolls on the families of those who have been detained. A person may have been detained in California and then sent to Louisiana. It is hard to overstate the impact detention has on families. We can help you pursue a bond hearing as soon as possible to help ensure your release from detention. Our experience and skill can help you secure a bond hearing in a short amount of time and can help you secure a reasonable bond.

Committed To Helping Immigrants Fight Deportation

At Mayeaux & Associates, we understand the dire situation many immigrants face once they are in detention. With so few lawyers and so many people detained at the LaSalle Detention Facility, we have gone to great lengths to help as many people as we could. In the past, attorney Kenneth Mayeaux developed a legal orientation program to help educate detainees on their legal rights. While the program is no longer in place, we still work to make ourselves as available as possible to help detainees. Our experience helping detainees to navigate the immigration system and to enforce their rights can be invaluable to those who are detained and their loved ones.

Deportation Defense Lawyers In Baton Rouge, Louisiana

When you or a loved one has been detained prior to deportation, you cannot afford to work with anything less than the most effective legal representation. At Mayeaux & Associates, we are dedicated to giving people the help they need. To schedule a free consultation, call 225-754-4477 or contact us online.

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Mayeaux & Associates
321 Saint Joseph Street. Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Toll Free: 225-754-4477Fax: 225-341-8755
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