Citizenship and Children

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Webinar Series: December 2010

This is the second webinar of our monthly series designed to provide up-to-date information on various vital immigration law topics to practitioners and community advocates.

Children sometimes obtain U.S. citizenship because one or both of their parents are or become, U.S. citizens. They may acquire citizenship at the time of their birth. Sometimes they derive citizenship because they are permanent residents with a U.S. citizen parent. This webinar will discuss how children get U.S. citizenship and how they get proof that they are U.S. citizens.

Webinar topics:

  • Provide information about how children become U.S. citizens
  • Discuss citizenship through birth abroad and citizenship through naturalization of a parent
  • Discuss applicaton forms and fees

Webinar Presenters


  • Matilde Roman, Esq.
    Deputy Commissioner/ General Counsel,
    New York City Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs

  • Magdalen Kawinski, Esq.
    Staff Attorney, New York City College of Technology Immigration Center


  • Patricia Wonder, Esq.
    Instructor, CUNY School of Professional Studies and Partner, Johnson Wonder PLLC.

Anyone interested in applying for citizenship for their children and/or assisting children with applying for citizenship will benefit from the knowledge obtained from the webinar.