Attention permanent residents! If you are eligible to apply for citizenship, and you would like to do so in time to vote in the next national election in November of 2020, NOW is the time to apply. Current processing times at USCIS in San Antonio are averaging approximately 13 – 20 months, meaning that if you apply now, you could become a U.S. citizen by as early as March of next year (please note that processing times vary from office to office around the country). After you become a citizen, you need to register to vote. Deadlines for voter registration in Texas will fall in October of 2020 (please note that voter registration deadlines vary from state to state across the country). If you have been a lawful permanent resident for five years (or three years if you’re married to a U.S. citizen), you may be eligible to apply. Contact Walker Gates Vela at (512) 633-1785 in Austin, or (210) 284-4081 in San Antonio, to schedule your analysis today. Mention this notice and your consultation will be free!

Recent victories: WGV helps disabled permanent resident make the jump to US citizenship

Hale * began working with WGV partner Jacqueline Watson in 2011, when she applied for legal permanent residency as the daughter of a US citizen. Last month, Hale was able to achieve her dream of becoming a U.S. Citizen despite having profound physical and mental disabilities that prevented her from learning English, civics, history and even being able to attend her USCIS appointment. With Jacqueline’s advocacy, Hale was naturalized in her own home by a USCIS officer who traveled to her bedside to administer the naturalization ceremony.

Congratulations Hale and Jacqueline for this inspiring victory!

* Name changed to protect client confidentiality

Meet the sweetest new member of the WGV family: Fernando Alonso Posada. Fernando arrived January 30, weighing in at an impressive 8 lbs., 15 oz. Mom, Attorney Sandra Posada, is doing well and will be back in the office in early April.

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