U.S. Citizenship

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U.S. Citizenship

U.S. Citizenship

Deportation Deportation is another word for "removal.." Deportation is the removal of an alien, or non-citizen of the United States. This occurs when an alien has commited a highly serious crime or has violated the immigration laws.

The Naturalization Process

l) Determine if you are already a United States citizen.2) Determine your eligibility to become a United States citizen.3) Prepare Form N-400, Application for Naturalization.4) Submit Form N-400, Application for Naturalization.5) Go to biometrics appointment if applicable.6) Complete interview.7) Receive a decision from the USCIS on your Form N-400.8) Receive a notice to take the Oath of Allegiance.9) Take the Oath of Allegiance to the United States.l0) Understand United States citizenship.

There are a few possible ways to become a citizen of the United States. People can either become citizens at birth, or later in life. If a person was born in the US or any outlying territories belonging to the US, they are automatically registered as a citizen. A child can also become a citizen at birth even if they are born in a foreign country, as long as both of their parents are citizens of the United States. This is typically only the case in military situations.

In order to become a US citizen after birth, a person must either apply through their parents for an “acquired” or “derived” citizenship, or they can apply for naturalization.

Obtaining Citizenship

Immigrants VS Aliens

Aliens are visiting foreigners who have no loyalty to the U.S.

Illegal aliens are people who violate the laws regarding immigration and residence in the U.S.

Immigrants are people who move from one country to another, typically for permanent residence.



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