For most immigrants the path to having an American passport is not an easy one. Even those who follow all the steps the right way, the wait can be long, the process can be slow and stressful, and even a small glitch can derail the process. For those who entered the United States illegally or are undocumented in some other way or simply have unlawful status, the process to legalize and naturalize can be particularly painful and difficult.
In this blog, I try to make the process simpler. Based on your situation and depending on the path provided by US law, I give you step by step direction, using a do-it-yourself process to file the paperwork and eventually acquire either legal status or citizenship.