Portland Citizenship Lawyers

Find the right Citizenship attorney in Portland, OR

There are countless ways of becoming an United States citizen in order to work legally in Portland, Oregon. The most common is being born in the United States. Anyone born within the United States or its territories becomes an United States citizen, provided the birth is registered with the proper authorities.

Portland Citizenship Lawyers Can Guide the Process

Immigrants who are not born in Oregon, or the United States for that matter, must be naturalized in order to receive citizen status. Naturalization requires an applicant to fulfill a number of general requirements, including a period of lawful residence and physical presence in the U.S., good moral character, understanding of the English language, and familiarity of U.S. history and government.

Portland Citizenship Lawyers will Help You With the Documentation

Authorities may deny citizenship status due to outstanding removal or deportation orders. The path toward citizenship can be a confusing one. Portland, Oregon Lawyers can provide a consultation and address any questions you may have about becoming an United States Citizen.

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Life in Portland

Portland may be the 3rd most populous city in the Pacific Northwest but it's one of the most popular. Known as one of the greenest cities in the world, Portland has used city planning and public transportation to lessen residents' impact on their surrounding environment. In fact, Portland has been named the second most eco-friendly place behind Reykjavik, Iceland by Grist Magazine, and in top 10 greenest cities by Move, Inc.

P-town residents live among some of the most innovative microbreweries and distilleries. Widmer Brothers, Henry Weinhard, and Michael "Beerhunter" Jackson even dubbed Portland beer capital of the world. Portland Mayor Tom Potter nicknamed the city "Beertown."

Most people probably know Portland as the location of the Nike Headquarters (known as the Nike Campus) but the city also plays host to KEEN, Adidas, Columbia Sportsware, U.S. Bank, Oregon Steel Mills, Willamette Industries, and Louisiana-Pacific. Since the city is known as a "green city" you won't be too surprised to find there are a number of alternative energy companies there like Vestas Wind Systems.

Portland is unique in that the city hosts the worlds largest, and even legally sanctioned in Portland court, naked bike ride. The annual World Naked Bike Ride began in 1999 with less than seven participants but has grown to over 13,000. Another legal oddity you may not know is that there are very strong speech protections in the Oregon constitution that extend to full nudity and lap dances in strip clubs. Not by coincidence, Portland has more strip clubs per capita than Las Vegas or San Francisco.

If you need some help navigating these sometimes confusing courts, consult a local Portland lawyer today.

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