Essay On Becoming A Us Citizen

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During the last decade, the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services), welcomed more than 6.6 million citizens into the country to become naturalized U.S citizens. Some benefits from being naturalized include: benefit of the country due to more diversity within, the privilege to vote for your leaders, financial aid, and reuniting families. My mother came into the U.S to have a better life with more opportunities to provide for her family. My mother was naturalized in August 24, 1996. In history records according to citizens, about 1.1 million people took a citizen oath in 1996; Asians and Latinos at the top of the list. Ironically, that was when my mother got naturalized. The feelings that my mother felt drastically changed, knowing that she gained certain rights when she got naturalized. Going through this procedure requires a lot of attention and patience. Becoming a U.S citizen doesn 't happen overnight, but it happens over a series of months. First, you have to come to the U.S, preparing yourself to become a U.S citizen. Next, you have to live in the U.S. for more than 5 years or 3 years if you are married to an American citizen. Lastly, you have to fill out a form called N-400 and take an oath to America, showing your allegiance to the…show more content…
Many of today 's population in the U.S is mostly immigrants from countries around the world. The U.S is number one on the list for immigration, having about 47 million immigrants. In the U.S, there aren 't just legal immigrants, but illegal immigrants. Many people immigrate to the U.S without anyone knowing, which makes you illegal. There are about 11.7 million people living in U.S. illegally. Becoming a U.S citizen is not easy, but in the long run, it will help you have a great life in America, knowing that you are treated with respect and have the freedom of having
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