Why Should I become an American Citizen: The Benefits of Becoming a U.S. Citizen

Every year some 900,000 people become U.S. citizens at naturalization ceremonies across the country.

By taking the Oath of Allegiance new citizens pledge to be faithful to the Constitution and to serve their new country when needed. In exchange they will enjoy many of the benefits and privileges of being a United States citizen.

The Right to Vote
A Chance to Reunite Families
A Way to Protect your Children’s Right to Remain in the U.S.

Protection in Cases Involving Illegal Activity
International Travel Made Easier
Being a citizen of the United States provides many privileges. Voting in elections is one such privilege. New citizens are expected to participate in elections and to adhere to the principles of tolerance and understanding towards differing points of view, which is the philosophical basis of the system of government of the United States.

New laws could be passed that adversely affect your rights as a permanent resident. As a citizen if you are charged of a crime, even a non-serious one, you possess many protected rights. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Immigration Courts have the jurisdiction to remove (or deport) permanent residents who are charged with such crimes. A U.S. citizen’s right to remain in the United States cannot be taken away.

The federal government is one of the biggest employers in the world and offers many job opportunities in a wide range of industries. Job openings are published on USA Jobs.gov. However, the majority of federal jobs require that the applicant be a U.S. citizen.

Finally, the pride of being an American is one that goes a long way. What are you waiting for, go and apply!!