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If I had to completely the process again, I would. America is worth all of the struggles. I am privileged to be a US citizen and I would gladly do the procedure over again if it meant I could remain a US citizen.

Becoming a US citizen has definitely changed my life. I now feel safe when I walk out of the house. I know that if I put forth effort and work my hardest then I know I can achieve my dreams. Being a US citizen has changed my daily life. For instance, I make more money than I did in Mexico, I have equal opportunity, and I know that I am safe.

During my process to become a US citizen I was so nervous. I really wanted to be a US citizen and also make my parents proud. Although, I was also so excited. This was a once in a life time chance. I could either grasp it of just lose everything. During my interview and test I was probably the most terrified. I studied day and night every day. I am very fortunate that I was able to pass and I was very happy that I was given the opportunity.

The steps I had to take to become a US citizen were: 1. Determine if you are already a U.S. citizen. Which I obviously was not since I was born in Mexico and my family is in Mexico. 2. Determine your eligibility to become a U.S. citizen.3. Prepare Form F-400, Application for Naturalization.4. Submit Form N-400, Application for Naturalization.5. Go to the biometrics appointment, if applicable.6. Complete the interview.7. Receive a decision from USCIS on your Form F-400, Application for Naturalization.8. Receive a notice to take the Oath of Allegiance.9. Take the Oath of Allegiance to the United States10. Understanding U.S. citizenship.

American is worth all of this trouble because it is the greatest nation in the world. When America puts forth effort she can achieved the unthinkable. We have fought battles that we should not have won from a logical perspective, we have touched the face of the moon. Lead other nations. Built up other nations. We allow the people to decide and not the rich or high ranking. The poorest person in America has the potential and opportunity to become the next billionaire. America is the nation of the free, for the people, land of hope, and nation of dreams. That is what makes America great and worth the trouble.

The process was very long. Although, America was worth the wait and hard work. It is worth it to work so hard to know the reward is so great. If I can work and to become a free person. Then, it is worth all of my time.

I was inspired to become a US citizen because I knew that is where I had the most opportunity and could become a better me. I knew that America was the nation of dreams and hopes. I also wanted my future children to have a good education, life, and opportunity. In Mexico I could not promise that, but here in the states my future kids and I have unlimited opportunity. As Paul Brandt said, "Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon.”

What inspired you to become a U.S. citizen?

How has gaining citizenship changed your life? Is your daily life different because of gaining citizenship?

If you had to, would you do it again? Please explain.

How would you describe how you felt about the process?

What steps did you have to take as part of the naturalization process?

Why is America worth all of this trouble?

Do you feel the process was worthwhile?

References: 1. Rihanna. "Rihanna American Oxygen." Youtube. Vevo, 16 Apr. 2015. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. . 2. Brandt, Paul. "Paul Brandt." Quote. Good Reads, n.d. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. . 3. (n.d.): n. pag. Web. 19 Sept. 2015.

The purpose of the naturalization process is to allow new immigrants into America while giving them knowledge of how things work around here. The naturalization process also tests the drive and want of the immigrant. This process tests how badly the immigrant wants to be here. I would change the naturalization a little bit, but not a lot. For instance, I find it important for everyone to speak English. In other countries everyone has to speak the same language otherwise it can cause conflict. Why can we not ask the same for our nation? Although, I do think that it should not just be the citizen who takes the citizenship test. I believe that during a high school student's senior year they have to take the test too. They would not be deported or anything but I believe that the US citizens are not always getting the best education and are out parting. Also do not find it important to know their history. This is why I believe having everyone take the test would be a good thing. I also believe that the people in charge o immigration need to step back a bit. Not everything will be performed perfectly. Also, there needs to be better instruction. It is hard for someone coming over here already being an outsider. I believe that there needs to be a clear order in the naturalization process.

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