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Posts tagged "U.S. Permanent Residency & Citizenship"

It can take decades for individuals to become US citizens

Most people in California and around the world have dreams they hope to one day achieve. In some cases, those dreams can be turned into a reality much quicker than others, especially if certain procedures must be followed for the others. In particular, individuals dreaming to become citizens of the United States often have to wait several years before completing the process.

Woman obtains US citizenship at the age of 106

Most California residents have goals in life they hope to achieve. As many people get older, they may begin to think that they will miss out on reaching those goals. However, even people of older ages can work toward making their dreams come true, especially if those dreams involve obtaining citizenship in the United States.

Can birthright citizenship be revoked?

With the crackdown on immigration sweeping the country, it is understandable that many immigrants and their families may worry about their abilities to stay in California and other parts of the country. These worries can cause a great deal of stress and uncertainty in many people's lives. Even individuals who once thought they were safe due to their citizenship status could have concerns due to talks of immigration law changes.

Fingerprinting is part of the citizenship process

Many people on their immigration journeys in California and across the country are easily overwhelmed by the many steps of the process. They may even come across certain requirements that they were not expecting. However, they know that these steps are important as they work toward obtaining citizenship.

Citizenship could be at risk for those under USCIS review

With the current state of immigration affairs, many individuals living in California and elsewhere in the country are in fear for their residency. Separations of families, detention, deportation and more have many people feeling on edge. Even parties who have obtained citizenship may not feel safe within these borders.

Citizenship test involves multiple parts

Becoming a U.S. citizen is a major step in any immigrant's life. People in California and across the country may work toward this goal for years in hopes of obtaining the citizenship they desire. Of course, this journey has its difficulties, and one part of the process that individuals must go through is the naturalization test.

Thousands gain citizenship on Independence Day

Many people feel a great deal of pride for the country they call home. For individuals who have come to California and other parts of the United States from different countries, they may want to show their pride and dedication by obtaining citizenship. Though no easy task, the end result can be rewarding.

Specific categories could impact journey to permanent residency

Though many people enter the country on visas, if they want to legally remain, many steps need taking. In particular, people from other countries often want to obtain permanent residency in the United States by gaining a green card. There are several eligibility categories through which individuals in California and across the country could apply for a green card.

Backlog of citizenship applications increases, keeps many waiting

Finding one's place in the world can be a difficult and life-long journey. When it comes to finding a place to live, it can be just as difficult. Immigration issues can easily complicate certain situations, and some individuals in California may feel that obtaining permanent residency is a great achievement. While this milestone should be viewed as such, it does not offer the same protections and benefits as citizenship.

Marrying a U.S. citizen does not automatically grant citizenship

When a person finds the love of his or her life, that individual is not always from the same country. As a result, there may be many hoops to jump through in order to legally marry, if that is the path the couple wishes to take. Some people may think that marrying a United States citizen automatically gives one citizenship status. However, that is not the case.

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