Chapter one

Naturalization process

~Must be granted admittance as a legally permanent resident by the U.S. government

~After filing for naturalization, you must live in the U.S. for five years

~Must be an official resident

~Must know the history of the government and country's formation

~Must understand the constitution, and why the amendments were made

~Have to be at least 18

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Loss of citizenship

~You may lose citizenship under these circumstances:

-Being convicted of treason

-taking an oath to a foreign country or it's colonies

-being naturalized in a foreign country

-accepting a job in another country, if someone has traces of that nationality in their genes

-renouncing citizenship outside of the U.S. to a U.S. consular officer

-renouncing citizenship during a time of war

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What is an illegal alien?

Foreign person who comes into the U.S. without a visa or passport. Specifically one who crosses the border by avoiding inspection by a U.S. border patrol official.

What is a legal alien and what can they do?

Any foreign person who is not currently a U.S. citizen. You do not have to be born outside of the U.S. to be considered one if your parents are not naturalized citizens.