Immigrant Rights

US Government Relents and Will Swear in Latina Soldier Who Sued for Delaying Her Citizenship Application

A Latina soldier in the United States Army Reserve who sued the US Government for indefinitely delaying her citizenship application was sworn in today.

Ellen Da Silva was notified last week by the Department of Justice (DOJ) that she could take the oath of citizenship on March 20th. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) had originally asked her to attend an additional interview on March 27th.

Cesar Vargas is Sworn in as One of NY’s First DACAmented Lawyers

Contact: Christiaan Perez,, 212-739-7581
César Vargas, who was brought to the United States from Mexico when he was 5 years old and eventually graduated from law school, was sworn in as a lawyer today more than four years after passing the bar. Cesar was one of the first DREAMers to graduate from law school and apply for bar admission in New York State.


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