Citizenship In The States
Aliens, Immigrants, and Citizens
The Naturalization Process In The States
Step 2- Must be living in the States for at least 5 years, and have taken classes to prepare for citizenship.
Step 3- File an application for citizenship
Step 4- Interview and Examination: after paperwork, must have an interview with USCIS official, checking for the meeting of the requirements and moral character of the individual. Step 5- must take an exam on the intellect of American knowledge.
Step 6- Oath of Allegiance- If approved, swears loyalty to the States above all others and perform military duties if needed, sign final documentation to become citizen.
Loss of Citizenship in the States
- Denaturalization: loss of citizenship through fraud or deception through the citizenship process
- Expatriation: giving up one's citizenship to live in another country
- Punishment for a Crime: crimes against the government (disloyalty, treason) or participations in rebellious acts