Citizenship

 
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HOW TO BECOME A U.S. CITIZEN

 

Becoming a U.S. citizen is a huge step in a person’s life. Not only do you get to vote in U.S. elections and receive a U.S. passport, you also receive great peace of mind in a time of uncertainty.  Becoming a U.S. Citizen is the culmination of many years of living as an immigrant in the United States. It symbolizes belonging to your community. It also comes with many rights and responsibilities.

 

Rights of U.S. Citizens

  • Vote in federal elections
  • Serve on a jury
  • Bring family members to the United States
  • Obtain citizenship for children born abroad
  • Travel with a U.S. passport
  • Run for federal office
  • Become eligible for federal grants and scholarship

 

Responsibilities of U.S. Citizens

  • Support and defend the Constitution
  • Serve the country when required
  • Participate in the democratic process
  • Respect and obey federal, state, and local laws
  • Respect the rights, beliefs, and opinions of others
  • Participate in your local community

 

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