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June 2022 Client of the Month- YMM
June 2022 Client of the Month- YMM
Our client of the month for June 2022 is YMM, who has been a client of Benach Collopy since 2013 and sought and was granted citizenship this winter.  In addition to being one of the...
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Client of the Month May 2017- Meher D’Mello
Client of the Month May 2017- Meher D’Mello
[caption id="attachment_2893" align="aligncenter" width="589"] Ava & Meher, NYC 4/13/17[/caption] I have been waiting to write this one for decades.  Meher is one of my favorite people and on May 18, 2017, she will take the...
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Becoming a U.S. Citizen
Becoming a U.S. Citizen
[caption id="attachment_2781" align="aligncenter" width="332"] Naya becoming a U.S. citizen[/caption] When can I apply? How much does it cost? Can I skip the test if …? Do I have to give up my birth country nationality?...
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Client of the Month February 2016- Rubén Garcia
Client of the Month February 2016- Rubén Garcia
Our client of the month for February is Rubén García, a native of Spain and brilliant chef, who recently became a U.S. citizen with the help of his attorney Dree Collopy and paralegal Liana Montecinos.  After training under Martin...
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Clients of the Month November 2015- Allison and Jessica
Clients of the Month November 2015- Allison and Jessica
For November 2015, we want to honor two good friends of Benach Collopy (FOBR), Allison Rashkin (left) and Jessica Lang (right), who became U.S.citizens this year.  Allison came to the U.S. from Montreal, Canada and...
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A Reflection on Citizenship Day Volunteering by Lauren Barger
A Reflection on Citizenship Day Volunteering by Lauren Barger
On Saturday, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) rang in Citizenship Day in the most meaningful way: by organizing a series of legal clinics throughout the country to help many aspiring Americans apply for citizenship. ...
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Naturalization victory after four years, three lawsuits and three USCIS interviews
Naturalization victory after four years, three lawsuits and three USCIS interviews
  After a years-long battle, a client of ours was recently sworn in as a United States citizen after his naturalization victory.  Why is this significant? Because in 20 years of practicing immigration law, it’s...
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The Perspective of a First-Time Voter
The Perspective of a First-Time Voter
After years of statelessness, asylee and friend of Benach Collopy LLP, Sonya Kay (alias), kindly shares her thoughts and memories from her first time voting as a United States citizen: "I think I will remember...
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Citizenship
Citizenship
Last night, the President spoke to the Democratic National Convention about those characteristics that define what it means to be a citizen.  It is a word that gets used quite a bit.  But, like freedom,...
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“Good Moral Character” Triumphs In Federal Court
“Good Moral Character” Triumphs In Federal Court
Last night, Mr. J.A. slept soundly for the first time in more than four years.  On June 5, 2012, Judge James C. Cacheris of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia issued...
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