The Effect of a Long Absence from the U.S. on Naturalization Applications (Web)

Thursday March 24

  • By: Immigrant Legal Resource Center
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time (US & Canada)
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    Immigrant Legal Resource Center
    This event takes place online.
    Webinar/Teleseminar, United States

An absence from the U.S. can affect one's ability to naturalize in a myriad of ways. In some instances, an unsuspecting naturalization applicant can even be found removable from the U.S. due to an absence. During this webinar, we will discuss the different ways in which an absence from the U.S. can affect a client's naturalization application, including the effect upon his or her continuous residence, physical presence, abandonment of residence, and removability. We will discuss the law, important cases, and hypothetical cases.


Eric Cohen, ILRC Executive Director
Eric has been with the ILRC since 1988 and has extensive experience training both legal workers and lay advocates. His immigrant leadership trainings and expertise working with grassroots and union organizers remains a great asset. He has worked on many of the ILRC's manuals and other publications, including Naturalization & U.S. Citizenship: The Essential Legal Guide and How to Successfully Appeal Naturalization Denials. Eric has also conducted numerous trainings on a variety of immigration related issues and has served as a liaison between community groups and CIS (Citizenship and Immigration Services) officials. He helped develop ILRC's community model for effectively processing naturalization applications in groups and trained both legal workers and lay advocates in the Bay Area and in Los Angeles, and works with community organizers and others on voter education for naturalized citizens.


To register for this webinar, visit The deadline to register is 3/22/11.

NOTE: Registration is limited to one registrant per connection. One must pay a registration fee even if one plans to participate as a group, using a single computer and phone connection. We only provide certificate of attendance to those who have registered & paid the full fee. We CANNOT accept registrations after the deadline.

  • CLE Credit Comments: California MCLE: 1.5 ILRC will provide a Uniform Certificate of Attendance after the session, which you can submit to your state bar. Please contact your state bar for details on whether or not credit is acceptable.