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The Law Offices of Alfaro & Fernandez P.A. provides services in all areas of U.S. Immigration Law. These services are offered to individuals, families, and corporations. Services include assisting clients with obtaining the following types of status: tourists (B-1/B-2), investors (E-1/E-2), students/trainees (F-1/M-1/J-1), temporary workers (H-1B/H-2B), intra-company transfers(L-1), athletes & entertainers(O-1/P-1), cultural exchange program participant (Q-1), religious workers(R-1).

Contact the Law Offices of Alfaro & Fernandez P.A for detailed information on these and other immigration services, including applying for permanent residence, fiancé visas, deportation, applying for U.S. citizenship, applying for asylum, and applying for foreign family members of U.S. citizens or individuals with lawful permanent residence.


Naturalization Information (Eligibility and Procedures)

A citizen of the United States is a native-born, foreign-born, or naturalized person who owes allegiance to the United States and who is entitled to its protection. In addition to the naturalization process, the United States recognizes the U.S. citizenship of individuals according to two fundamental principles: jus soli, or right of birthplace, and jus sanguinis, or right of blood.

The 14 th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees citizenship at birth to almost all individuals born in the United States or in U.S. jurisdictions, according to the principle of jus soli. Certain individuals born in the United States, such as children of foreign heads of state or children of foreign diplomats, do not obtain U.S. citizenship under jus soli.

Certain individuals born outside of the United States are born citizens because of their parents, according to the principle of jus sanguinis (which holds that the country of citizenship of a child is the same as that of his / her parents). The U.S. Congress is responsible for enacting laws that determine how citizenship is conveyed by a U.S. citizen parent or parents according to the principle of jus sanguinis. These laws are contained in the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Information on who is a citizen or national at birth can be found in the following sections of the INA: § 301, § 302, § 303, § 304, § 305, § 306, § 307, § 308, and § 309.