Immigration Lawyer Serving Akron
In general, if you are over 18 years old and wish to become a U.S. citizen you will likely have to go through the naturalization process. You will need skilled and competent legal services to guide you through what can be a long and arduous process to gaining citizenship.
In order to gain “naturalization” for citizenship you will have to demonstrate that you meet at least one of the following criteria:
- You have permanent residency in the United States also known as a “Green Card” and have lived in the U.S. for at least five (5) years;
- You have been granted asylum in the United States and have lived in the U.S. for four (4) years:
- You are the spouse of a U.S. citizen and have lived in the country at least three (3) years; or
- You are a permanent resident, have served in the United States military and have been in the country for three (3) years.
If you satisfy one of these criteria, you will also have to pass a test demonstrating that you have sufficient knowledge of U.S. history and government and can speak, read and write in English. Mr. Breen is prepared to assist you throughout the process to gain citizenship.
Vast Experience in Criminal and Juvenile Proceedings
In many instances, services in the immigration area have implications that relate to criminal charges improperly brought against innocent immigrants as well as services in the juvenile court when immigration issues relate to protecting a child. Attorney Breen has vast experience in both criminal and juvenile proceedings and is prepared to take appropriate actions as warranted in either forum. This may involve defending an innocent immigrant who would face deportation if convicted of a felony. Other areas of practice may involve defending against efforts to illegally deport someone by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (“INS”).
Mr. Breen has appeared as a guest on WAKR Radio 1590, Akron, Ohio on their Ask an Attorney segment. He has appeared in both state and federal courts on a wide array of issues and his cases have been widely reported and cited in such courts. He has been in practice since 1986 and has been in good standing since his admission to the Ohio Bar. He is past recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award for excellence in the law of evidence by the Cleveland Marshall Colleague of Law