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U.S. Citizenship
A look at the process of obtaining U.S. citizenship.
# 117405 | 2,029 words | 7 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Nov 30, 2009 in Political Science (U.S.) , Public Administration (General)

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This paper examines the process of applying for U.S. citizenship through what is known as naturalization. The paper relates that the federal agency for applying for citizenship is the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), established in 2003 and part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The paper relates the different stages of the process and discusses how becoming a U.S. citizen has many advantages. Some of these include the right to vote and obtain federal jobs, security from anti-immigrations laws, security from deportation and public benefits.

The Criteria
Confirming Permanent Resident Status
Physical Location
Age Requirement
Good Moral Character
English Language Skills
Us History/Government Exam
Loyalty Oath to the U.S.
The USCIS Application

From the Paper:

"Before becoming a legal U.S. citizen, a person must (with a few exceptions) have been a lawful permanent U.S. resident for at least five years. This criteria is very important, for one must be accurate when determining the time as a lawful permanent resident. With the application, if a person turns it in even one day early before the official eligibility date, the USCIS can disqualify it and force one to submit the application again. In order to avoid this situation, a person must determine exactly the number of years as a permanent residence which in all cases is shown on the "green card." Also, each year of permanent residence must be a full 365 days."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Campbell, Boyd F. (2007). "How to Become a U.S. Citizen." Immigration Law Center. Internet. Retrieved from http://www.visaus.com/citizen.html.
  • Devine, Felice. (2001). U.S. Citizenship: A Step by Step Guide. New York: Learning Express, Inc.
  • "How to Become a U.S. Citizen." (2007). International Institute. Internet. Retrieved from http://www.clac.state.mn.us/english/bctzne.htm.
  • Kimmel, Barbara, et al. (2006). Citizenship Made Easy. Chester, NJ: Next Decade, Inc.
  • Levy, Daniel, et al. (2006). Immigration Law Library. Los Angeles: U.S.Citizenship and Naturalization Handbook.

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