Your Path to US Citizenship with the Law Office Of Udo Ezeamama

At the LAW OFFICE OF UDO EZEAMAMA, we recognize the significant impact that naturalization can have on the lives of immigrants. With over 312,000 immigrants eligible to naturalize in the Greater Houston Area alone, our mission is to provide comprehensive legal assistance to ensure a smooth and successful journey to U.S. citizenship.

The Benefits of Naturalization

Naturalization offers numerous benefits, both to individuals and to the community at large:

Economic Advantages:

Increased Employment Opportunities: Naturalized citizens have a 22% greater chance of employment within ten years of naturalizing. This increased employability is due to the enhanced credibility and stability that U.S. citizenship provides.

Higher Earning Potential: On average, naturalized citizens see a 10% increase in annual wages within ten years. This wage growth can lead to significant economic benefits, both for individuals and for the broader community. In the Greater Houston Area alone, if all eligible immigrants naturalized, it could result in up to $958 million in increased spending power annually.


Increased Likelihood of Homeownership: Naturalization is associated with a 67% greater likelihood of homeownership within ten years. Homeownership not only provides stability and security for families but also contributes to community revitalization and economic growth.

Understanding EligibilityYour Path to U.S. Citizenship with the Law Office Of Udo Ezeamama

To provide effective legal assistance, it is crucial to understand the demographics and needs of the eligible-to-naturalize (ETN) population in the Greater Houston Area.


Country of Origin: The largest group of ETN immigrants in the Greater Houston Area comes from Mexico, accounting for 49% of the ETN population. Other significant groups include immigrants from El Salvador (7%), India (3%), China (3%), and Cuba (3%).

Age Distribution: Half of the ETN population is between the ages of 35 to 54. This working-age group stands to benefit significantly from the increased employment and economic opportunities that come with naturalization.

Geographic Distribution: Harris County: With 237,500 ETN immigrants, Harris County accounts for 76% of the ETN population in the Greater Houston Area.

Fort Bend County: Home to 35,000 ETN immigrants (11%).

Montgomery County: Hosts 18,500 ETN immigrants (6%).

Other Counties: Brazoria County (10,000), Galveston County (7,500), and various other counties (3,500) make up the remainder of the ETN population.

The Naturalization Process

Our firm provides comprehensive support through every step of the naturalization process:

Initial Consultation: We begin with a thorough consultation to understand your unique situation and eligibility for naturalization. This includes reviewing your immigration history and assessing any potential barriers.

Application Preparation: We assist in the preparation and filing of the N-400 form, ensuring all required documentation is included. The application fee for filing the N-400 form is $640, with an additional $85 fee for biometric services, totaling $725.

Biometric Services: We guide you through the biometric services process, ensuring you understand what to expect and how to prepare.

Interview Preparation: We provide resources and coaching to help you succeed in the naturalization interview. This includes mock interviews and guidance on the types of questions that may be asked.

Overcoming Common Barriers

We understand that the path to naturalization can be challenging. Here are some common barriers and how we can help you overcome them:

Language Proficiency:

English Requirements: English language proficiency is often a significant barrier to naturalization. Six in ten ETN immigrants in the Greater Houston Area do not speak English at least “very well”. We offer resources and referrals to language classes to help you improve your English skills.

Exemptions: Certain applicants may qualify for exemptions from the English language requirement. For instance, if you are at least 50 years old and have lived in the U.S. as a lawful permanent resident for at least 20 years, or if you are at least 55 years old and have lived in the U.S. as a lawful permanent resident for at least 15 years, you may be eligible for an exemption.

Financial Barriers:

Application Fees: The cost of naturalization can be prohibitive for many immigrants. More than one in four ETN immigrants in the Greater Houston Area have a household income at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). Applicants can qualify for a fee waiver if they receive a means-tested benefit, have a household income at or below 150% of the FPL, or can demonstrate financial hardship.

Linguistic Isolation:

Linguistically Isolated Households: Many ETN immigrants live in linguistically-isolated households where no one over the age of 14 speaks English at least “very well”. This isolation can make accessing services and information difficult. We ensure that all our services are accessible and that information is provided in multiple languages to meet the needs of our clients.

Case Studies and Testimonials

Our clients’ success stories are a testament to our dedication and expertise. Here are a few examples:

Ahmed Musa from Nigeria: Ahmed Musa was first called up to the Nigeria Super Eagles in April 2010. Over the years, he became not just the first Nigerian to score more than once in a FIFA World Cup, after scoring twice against Argentina in the 2014 FIFA World Cup match, but also the first Nigerian to score in two FIFA World Cup competitions, after scoring twice against Iceland in the group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The Law Office of Udo Ezeamama succeeded in obtaining for him an EB1 Visa, which was extraordinary.

Watch the video here: Ahmed Musa EB-1 green card Approved

Temi Kolarinwa From Nigeria: Temi Kolarinwa enlisted Udo Ezeamama’s expertise to bring her aunt to the US. Udo’s thorough guidance made the process painless and swift. Temi highly recommends Udo’s services for anyone seeking legal assistance.

The path to U.S. citizenship is a significant journey that can transform lives and communities. At the LAW OFFICE OF UDO EZEAMAMA, we are committed to providing the support and expertise you need to navigate this process successfully. With our help, you can overcome the barriers to naturalization and achieve your dream of becoming a U.S. citizen.

Ready to take the next step toward U.S. citizenship? Contact us today to schedule your consultation: +1 (832) 323-9245

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