By: Brittany Loftus
Steps to becoming a citizen
1. Obtain a green card
2. Filing USCIS form N-400
-pay a fine up to $500+
-file different paperwork for US citizenship and Immigration services
3. Background check
-given a date and then fingerprinted
4. Citizenship Interview
-given another date and also an address for an interview with an UCSIC officer
-test your knowledge of English and US civic
5. Oath Ceremony
-ceremony where you and others are to recite an oath stating your loyality to the US
Pros of Immigration
-The US core is based on immigration
-Most states, like Califorina and Texas, rely on cheap labour that immigrant workers provide from all over the world
-Immigrants suffer war, poverty, or religious persecution in their own country and only want a better life for themselves and their families
-most economists consider the benefits of immigration to outweigh the costs
Cons of Immigration
-Immigrants have brought with them a host of problems - cultural differences and language barriers etc that are not easily resolved and sometimes lead to hostilities.
-There are not enough jobs for Americans and more immigration means that there is more competition for what jobs there are available.
-Some immigrants do not have the skills needed to find jobs and rely on welfare at the expense of American taxpayers.
-Illegal immigration costs American taxpayers millions on border patrol - this money could be better spent elsewhere.