I was brought to the united states from italy with my mom and military step dad when I was 7 years old? He never legally adopted me which I just found out 5 years ago but legally used his last name all my life. He is no longer in the military and my mom now has dual citizenship. I am 49 years old now.
I certainly hope that there is an easy answer through your mother's citizenship, but I think that doesn't apply. In any event, you need an immigration lawyer, not an international trade lawyer. I've re-posted your question.
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Hi. You may be a citizen if you are a lawful resident (Green card) and depending on when your mother naturalized. Did you ever get a green card?
When did your mother become a US citizen?
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I'm not sure why someone responded by asking if you have a green card, given that you said as much in the title of your question. In any case, you likely can become a U.S. citizen, and our immigration attorneys can show you how. My firm is holding a free course on Saturday, February, 23, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at our office in San Diego, CA.
Please let me know if you would like to attend the morning or afternoon session. We look forward to seeing you then. Thank you.
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I suggest attending Mr. Khoury's free course on Saturday! If that timing does not work, look for other times his firm may offer such courses, or many law schools and charitable organizations offer free legal aid and many specialize in immigration issues. I wish you luck.
Peace be with you, and may love guide you.
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