American citizenship is the goal of many immigrants across the country, but some people face many challenges in achieving that dream. A prior criminal conviction, even for a minor offense years ago, can prevent a person from obtaining U.S. citizenship. An irregularity in a person’s visa history or attempted immigration fraud can also present a serious obstacle to obtaining citizenship or legal residency. We also screen our clients for defects in how they acquired their residency to avoid falling into a trap at naturalization proceedings and instead being placed in removal proceedings. We take our responsibility of getting to know our client’s case seriously. We do that to protect you.

The good news is that with the help of an experienced citizenship and naturalization attorney, many people with visa or immigration problems can achieve their goal of U.S. citizenship.

At Cherkaoui & Associates PLLC in Texas, we help clients become citizens of the United States. Our attorneys have helped numerous clients overcome serious obstacles standing in the way of citizenship or normalized residency status, including clients who have prior criminal convictions or who have been under a removal order.

At Your Side Through the Entire Process

Our firm can provide a free consultation about your situation and assess your prospects for obtaining citizenship. We can:

  • Identify potential obstacles to U.S. citizenship
  • Recommend actions you can take to improve your chances of approval
  • Educate you about the naturalization process
  • Help you prepare your application
  • Coach you for the citizenship test

Criminal Record

If you currently face a criminal charge, it is essential that you obtain the advice of a knowledgeable citizenship and naturalization lawyer. The way you address this charge can greatly affect your immigration status and your prospects for obtaining U.S. citizenship. Even if you have been convicted, there may be an opportunity to set aside the sentence or obtain a reduction to a lesser charge that can improve your chances.

The attorneys at Cherkaoui & Associates PLLC can evaluate your situation and provide guidance in this area. We have successfully represented clients whose criminal records posed a problem to their immigration status.

At Cherkaoui & Associates PLLC we receive great professional and personal satisfaction in helping our clients achieve U.S. citizenship. Let us help you.


And remember, there is NO charge UNTIL we recover for you.