Naturalization Process

Kayla Smith and Jacob Snyder

Naturalization is the legal process through which a foreign citizen or national can become a U.S citizen. In order to be naturalized, an applicant must first be qualified to apply for citizenship. Then he/she must complete an application, attend an interview, and pass an english and a civics test.

Ten steps to become a U.S Citizen:

1. Determine if you are already a U.S citizen

2. Determine your eligibility to become a U.S citizen

3. Prepare for N-400 application for naturalization

4. Submit form N-400 application for naturalization

5. Go to the biometrics appointment, if applicable

6. Complete the Interview

7. Receive a decision from USCIS on your form N-400, application for naturalization

8. Receive the notice to take the Oath of Allegiance

9. Take the Oath of Allegiance to the United States

10. Understanding U.S citizenship

Ways to lose your citizenship

1. The U.S immigration authorities revoke the person'z naturalized citizenship

2. Joining the military of a foreign state

3. The person does something under the U.S's "loss of nationality" status

4. Joining the government of a foreign state

Compare/Contrast Illegal vs. Legal Aliens

One group is legal, the other is not. One group has followed a tortuous process to become citizens; the other has not.