Naturalization process

By: Mayra & Bibian

Steps of the naturalization process

Aliens who want to become United States citizens must first sign a statement saying that. After that a Declaration of Intention is then filed with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. For most aliens the next step comes from living in the us for at least five years. during that time immigrants take classes to prepare for their citizenship.

After the paperwork is checked, the alien has an interview with a USCIS official. The alien meets the necessary requirements and is of good moral character. Also take a citizen- ship exam that consists of questions about reading, writing, and speaking English and basic facts about the history and government of the United States

The final step in naturalization is attending a ceremony and pledging an oath of allegiance. The alien swears to be loyal to this country above all others, to obey the Constitution and other laws, and to perform military or other duties if needed.

Ways to loose ones citizenship.

The loss of citizenship through fraud during the naturalization process is called denaturalization.

The simplest way to lose citizenship is through expatriation, or giving up one’s citizenship by leaving one’s native country to live in a foreign country.

A person may lose citizenship when convicted of certain federal crimes that involve extreme disloyalty. These crimes include treason, participation in a rebellion, and attempts to overthrow the government through violent means.

Compare and Contrast illegal vs legal alien

12 million aliens are living in the United States illegally. Illegal aliens come to the United States in a variety of ways. A few enter the country as temporary visitors but never leave

Both Aliens may hold jobs, own property, attend public schools, and receive other gov- ernment services. They pay taxes and are entitled to legal protection.