Thousands of people enter the United States each year hoping to find a better life and become citizens of this great country. Many come from war-torn countries; others seek political asylum, and some just want a change of scenery and their slice of the American pie. But why become a citizen? Why not just live as a permanent resident? Well there are some benefits to becoming a citizen of the United States and a citizenship attorney can help you in the process of recognizing your dream.
The first benefit, you won’t have to renew your Green Card. If you are a Green Card holder, you have to renew it every 10 years. It can be a hassle to constantly have in mind your renew date. As a citizen, you won’t have that issue.
Second benefit, there is no risk of deportation. Even if you have a Green Card, certain crimes may cause it to be revoked and you sent back to your country of origin. A citizenship attorney may or may not be able to help you once you find yourself in this situation. But as a citizen, you have the same rights as every other citizen.
Traveling will be a lot easier. You won’t have to endure long lines when you travel, especially re-entering the country. You can also visit certain other countries without a visa; a privilege United States citizens enjoy.
As a U.S. citizen, you can also take extended trips outside of the United States. You won’t have to worry about your ability to return. If you are a permanent resident and take a trip outside of the Unite States for more than 180 days, you could lose your Green Card upon re-entry.
As a citizen of the United States, you can petition more family members into the United States. Only a citizen may petition for siblings, parents and spouses; and generally the wait time is significantly shorter.
As a citizen, you also have the right to vote and fun for public office. Naturalized U.S. citizens may run for most elected public offices.
Certain other privileges in the United States require you be a citizen; i.e. some federal jobs, grants and other government benefits.
Citizens also have the right to obtain a passport. This is a big deal, especially if you travel abroad a lot. Your citizenship also entitles you to help from the U.S. Embassies and Consulates in other countries.
There are other benefits to being a United States citizen; benefits a citizenship attorney can help you understand better. If you or a loved one are interested in becoming a citizen, do your due diligence and get in touch with an attorney who is an expert in the field. The process may not be as complex as you may think. Recognize your dream of becoming a citizen the right way, contact Familia America and let them help you make a new new beginning for you and your family.