Citizenship News

Written by: Sydney M., Alex S., and Andre S.

Who is a U.S. Citizen?

Someone who...

-Was born in the U.S.

-Has at least one parent that was born in the U.S.


-You were less then 18 yrs old when your parent became naturalized or a U.S. Citizen

How can one become a Citizen?

-Naturalization Process

--Steps for the Naturalization Process
1. Register for a BCCC Citizenship Preparation Class.

2. Complete an N-400 form

3.After the government receives your properly completed application, you will receive the following:

a. A receipt notice (within a month)

b. A biometrics notice for an appointment to get your fingerprints taken (within a few months)

c. An appointment notice for an interview with USCIS (within a few months more)

4.Have a interview with USCIS

5. If you pass the interview you have to go through the Naturalization Oath Ceremony.

-Adopted by a U.S. Citizen

-Married to a spouse that is a U.S. Citizen

-Serve in the U.S. Military

What power does one have with the "office of citizen?"

-Citizens have the power to decide what our government will and will not do

-Citizens have to vote to get representatives that have what they favor in mind

What are the rights, duties, and responsibilities of good citizenship?

-Follow all the rules and expectations

-Lend a helping hand

-Treat others the way you want to be treated

-Be kind to one another

-Invite new people into your group so they get connected

Being a Good Citizen-School