Naturalization Process

By: Kristen, Karli and Madison

Step 1: Beginning the Process

You must sign a statement saying that you want to become a United States Citizen.

Step 2: Interview and Examination

You will have a interview with USCIS official, they make sure you meet the requirements. Then the citizen will go take a citizenship exam that consist of questions about reading, writing, and speaking English and basic facts about the history and government of the United States. Then the USCIS will make their final decision.

Step 3 and 4: Oath of allegiance, Native Americans

If the application is granted the final step in naturalization is attending a ceremony and pledging and oath of allegiance. The alien pledges to be loyal to the country and obey all laws. For a long time Native americans were excluded from citizenship. A few groups came citizenship's through treaties and federal government. Not until 1924 did congress make all Native americans citizens of the United States.

Step 5: Denaturalization

A loss of citizenship through fraud or deception during the naturalization process.
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Step 6 and 7: Expatriation, Punishment For a crime

The easiest way to loose citizenship is through expatriation or giving up on one's citizenship by leaving ones native country to leave in a foreign country. Expatriation could by voluntary or involuntary. A person may lose citizenship when convicted of a certain federal crimes. Some of these crimes may be treason, participation in rebellion, and attempt to overthrow the government.
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What is the Loss of Citizenship?

The Loss of Citizenship is the ceasing to be a citizen of a country under the nationality law of that country. It is a basic term covering both involuntary loss of citizenship such as through denaturalization, as well as voluntary renunciation of citizenship.

What is an illegal Immigrant?

A foreigner who enter the U.S. without an entry or immigrant visa, especially a person who crosses the border by avoiding inspection or who overstays the period of time allowed as a visitor, tourist, or businessperson.

What is an legal alien and what can they do?

A legal alien is a non- citizen who is legally permitted to remain in a country, this includes tourists and guest workers, and they can enjoy the opportunities to reside within the United States without having obtained U.S. citizenship.