Bridgeport, CT asked in Immigration Law for New York

Q: I been in the US green card legally for over 30 years I finally apply for citizenship over a year a go I applied for

Citizenship about a year and a half ago since I was arrested in nj, they need it to a document called notice of disposition from the municipal court of Jersey City this was during peak Covid time six months ago I now live in Suffolk LI I am disabled and on disability and could not go in person so I had to speak to people on the phone and via email it was almost impossible to get anything out of these people whatever I could get I sent to the immigration department via certified mail with the signature required first they told me they never received it then dad spoke to someone over the phone and they said they did receive it but it takes a little bit of time to input it into the computer now I get a letter saying I was denied because I did not meet good moral character requirements because apparently on July 7 they sent me a second request for evidence which I never received in the mail I’m disabled and get 1200 a month and have 30 days to contests the decision so I need hep

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Kyndra L Mulder
Kyndra L Mulder
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, FL

A: As a response to the notice of intent to deny, advise the USCIS that you did not receive the RFE and request it be resent to you. If you moved and did not change your address it will be considered your fault and you may be required to refile.

Ms. Althea Stacy Prince
Ms. Althea Stacy Prince
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA

A: First, I understand first-hand the difficulty one goes through getting certified records from courts, particularly one outside of your home jurisdiction. Second, unfortunately I've never been able to get USCIS to refund fees where a missing document was their fault. That said, you have the right to file Form N-336 and in that filing attach a copy of the requested records. Also consider contacting your congressman for help. Perhaps he/she is able to get USCIS to reconsider its denial of your N400. Be very mindful that you meet your 30- deadline! Lastly, an attorney's office would likely be more successful in getting your record from the court because we regularly communicate with courts and know how to move our requests along.

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