How do USCIS process your Naturalization Application?

By Atty. Crispin Caday Lozano


Upon submission of your Form N-400 the USCIS   will schedule you for Biometrics.  This will enable them to check if you have committed any crime during your lifetime.  The reason for this is that there are crimes that will make you inadmissible to the U.S. which is a basis for removal in the U.S.  Once they found out that there is no criminal records, they will look at your Immigration file from the time you were petitioned by your relative or from the time you first enter the United states.  They will try to find out if there are any inadmissibility instances, such as misrepresentation in obtaining a visa or lack of valid visa.

There are a number of grounds upon which you can be denied on your naturalization application. Usually, submitting an application will allow USCIS to review your application to obtain your green card and your entire file.

The USCIS will verify if your married is in good faith by the time you get your green card.  If you get your green card through petition by a relative, USCIS will verify whether your relationship with the petitioner is good at the time you get your green card.  This happen when a spouse petition an alien but at the time the green card was issued they were no longer married.  USCIS will also verify if your petition was based on unmarried status at the time of issuance of green card but actually you are already married when the green card is issued.  If the USCIS found out that the green card was issued in error, they can confiscate your green card and send you to removal proceedings.

The USCIS will also verify whether you have done something that will make you removable for the U.S.  Green card holders are subject to the grounds of deportability found in Section 237 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (I.N.A.). For instance, you can become deportable for having committed certain crimes or immigration violations, engaged in subversive or terrorist activities, or even failed to advise USCIS of your change of address within ten days of moving. If you happen to have spent six months or more outside the United States and then returned, you were also subject to the grounds of inadmissibility upon your return, which cover not only various crimes and violations, but the issue of whether you have become a public charge (received need-based government assistance) or developed certain physical or mental disorders that present a threat to the public or yourself.

If, during your application for citizenship, USCIS notices that you have become removable or were inadmissible upon entry to the U.S., it can place you into removal proceedings and you may lose your green card.

Note:  This is not a legal advice.  If you need assistance in your Naturalization applications our Law Firm has the 20 years experience in handling this cases.



  1. On December 6, 2018, we received an approval from Immigration Judge an adjustment of status for a client in removal proceedings.
  2. On December 26, 2018, we received an approval from USCIS of adjustment of status for a client after our response to Notice of Intent to Deny the case based on good faith marriage issues.
  3. On December 28, 2018, we received an approval of a naturalization from USCIS for a client who was granted a waiver of misrepresentation in Immigration Court.
  4. For the month of December 2018, we received approvals of I-751 for three clients.
  5. For the month of November 2018, we received approvals of two adjustment of status, one naturalization and one U visa petition.
  6. For the month of October 2018, we received five approvals of N-400 and one approval for adjustment of status, two approvals of I-601A waiver of unlawful presence and one I-751 Removal of Condition on Residence.
  7. On September 19, 2018, we received an approval of N-400 naturalization application and one Fiancée visa petition..
  8. For the month of August 2018, we received an approval of four Naturalization applications and five adjustment of status applications.
  9. On July 27, 2018, we received an approval for permanent resident for a client who was abused by her spouse under VAWA.
  10. For the months of May to June 2018, we have received four Naturalization applications approvals and two Adjustment of Status approvals
  11. On April 18, 2018, we received a grant of waiver from Immigration Court for a husband and wife client who made a misrepresentation of their  marital status but has no criminal records, has long residence and strong family ties in the U.S.
  12. On April 12, 2018, the Immigration Judge in San Francisco approved a waiver of misrepresentation in applying for a visa for our client who has been in the  U.S. for 26 years, no criminal record and strong family ties in the U.S.
  13. On April 3, 2018, we received an approval from USCIS for a U visa for a client who was a victim of crime.

If you have immigration problems the Law Offices of Crispin C. Lozano can help you find a solution before your problem gets worse which could lead to deportation and family separation.

Crispin Caday Lozano, Esq. is an active member of the State Bar of California, the American Immigration Lawyers Association and San Francisco Trial Lawyers.  He practices immigration law, bankruptcy and personal injury law since June 1999.  His contact phone is 1-877-456-9266, email:


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