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The 6 steps to Naturalization

1. You must gain admittance to the U.S. as a legally permanent resident.

2. You must live in the U.S. for 5 continuous years after filing for naturalization.

3. Establish Residency, You need to have lived in a state for 3 moths prior to filing for naturalization.

4. Take the Naturalization Self Test

5. You must exemplify moral character and understand the U.S. Constitution .

6. You must be 18 years old.

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Losing citizenship

Citizenship can be lost if something is done that falls under the "loss of nationality" statute.

For example:

Becoming a naturalized citizen of another country after the age 18.

Joining a foreign country or state's military or government.

Performing an act where citizenship is given up.

Committing treason against the U.S.

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What is an illegal Alien?

Any foreigner who enters the U.S. without an entry or immigrant visa or one who crosses the border without inspection.

What is a legal Alien?

A non-citizen that is allowed to remain in a certain country.