Allan Wernick

  • Lawyer

    November 30, 1950


    San Diego, California


    73 Years Old



    Other Information

    Occupation Immigration Attorney
    Nationality American
    Citizenship American


    Allan Wernick is an immigration attorney, author, and professor who lives and works in New York City. Wernick is noted as an “authority on citizenship and immigration law.” Wernick writes a weekly column on immigration law for the New York Daily News. In 2022, Wernick retired as the director and attorney-in-charge at the legal assistance program, CUNY Citizenship Now after founding and running the organization for 25 years.


    Allan Wernick was born on November 30, 1950 in San Diego, California, United States. Over the course of his career, Wernick has taught at Baruch College, CUNY, and as a visiting professor at UCLA and California State University at Dominguez Hills.

    In 1997, Wernick founded and became director of CUNY Citizenship Now. CUNY Citizenship Now provides high quality and confidential immigration law services at no charge to help people on their path to U.S. Citizenship. The organization has helped thousands of immigrants and new Americans obtain their U.S. Citizenship. In 2021, Wernick led Citizenship Now in opening an Immigrant Welcome Center at the Queens Borough Hall. At the opening, Wernick stated: “COVID-19 will not stop us from providing free, high-quality legal assistance to immigrants seeking a path to U.S. citizenship.” In 2022, Wernick stepped down from Citizenship Now after directing the organization for 25 years.

    Allan Wernick is a columnist in the New York Daily News offering advice on immigration issues. Wernick wrote a guide book on immigration to the United States titled: U.S. Immigration and Citizenship: Your Complete Guide, now on its’ 4th edition.


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