Instructor NameCourse NumberDateBenefits and responsibilities of becoming a US citizen
A citizen can be defined as a someone who have been granted all the social and political rights of a particular country. In this case, a US citizen is someone who have been granted the right to live on US soil and to enjoy the full protection of the constitution. You can become a US citizen by birth or through naturalization. If you are born on US soil you become a natural citizen through birth and you enjoy all the benefits and responsibilities of a US citizen. Those not born on US soil and want to make the country their homeland must go through the process of naturalization. Naturalization is the process by which US citizenship is granted to a foreign citizen after he or she fulfills the requirements established by congress in the immigration and nationality act.
Benefits of becoming a US citizen.
Eligible to Vote.
Only US citizens are allowed to participate in an election and vote for their candidate of choice in local, state and federal elections. They are also allowed to hold all elected government positions, except for the president.
Become a holder of a US passport.
As a holder of US passport, you get assistance from the government while travelling abroad. The time spend out of the country also is not restricted unlike permanent residents who have limited time.
You can’t be deported.
As a US citizen you can not be deported out of the country when you commit some serious crimes.
Able to obtain citizenship for children born abroad.
When a child of a US citizen is born abroad or in a foreign country, he or she becomes a US citizen automatically.
To qualify for financial aid and funds such as university scholarships, you must be a US citizen.
Becoming eligible for federal jobs.
Local, state and federal government jobs require that you must be a US citizen to be employed.
Responsibilities of becoming a US citizen.
To become a US citizen, you must take the oath of allegiance. The oath includes several promises immigrants make when they become US citizens, including promises to:
Swear allegiance to the US
To swear to support and defend the constitution and the laws governing the US
To give up any national allegiance to any other country
Be ready to serve the country when asked to do so.
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