Citizenship and Naturalization

Although a person can live in the United States without becoming a full citizen, there are certain benefits and rights that only citizens have. These include the right to vote, bring family to the country, and travel with a US passport. A well-versed immigration attorney can discuss citizenship and naturalization with you to help you determine whether it is the right choice for you.

Benefits of Being a US Citizen

The Constitution and laws of the United States give many rights to both citizens and non-citizens living in the United States. However, some rights are only for citizens, therefore the benefits to becoming a citizen are:

  • Voting. Only U.S. citizens can vote in federal elections.
  • Bringing family members to the United States. Citizens generally get priority when petitioning to bring family members permanently to this country.
  • Obtaining citizenship for children born abroad. In most cases, a child born abroad to a U.S. citizen is automatically a U.S. citizen.
  • Traveling with a U.S. passport.  A U.S. passport allows you to get assistance from the U.S. government when overseas.
  • Becoming eligible for Federal jobs.  Most jobs with government agencies require U.S. citizenship.
  • Becoming an elected official. Many elected offices in this country require U.S. citizenship.
  • Showing your patriotism. In addition, becoming a U.S. citizen is a way to demonstrate your commitment to your new country.

The above list does not include all of the benefits of citizenship, only some of the more important ones. For more information about the benefits of citizenship, contact a citizenship and naturalization lawyer today.

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This is not a process anyone can undertake on their own. You need a seasoned citizenship and naturalization lawyer on your side. Contact us so we can assist you and your family with your naturalization process so that you may achieve the benefits of citizenship.

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