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01_02 Becoming a Citizen

Naturalization Process
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Ross Bosse

on 7 September 2012

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Transcript of 01_02 Becoming a Citizen

Becoming a Citizen Step 3 Step 1 Step 2 The Naturalization Process So What? Immigration has led to an increasingly diverse society! File a Declaration of Intention File an application for naturalization Meeting with an Immigration Examiner The declaration states that the immigrant intends to become a citizen.

During this time many immigrants take classes to prepare for citizenship.

Applicants must live in the United States. Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
Applicants must live in the United States for 5 years unless married to a U.S. citizen. Examiner asks a series of questions about American history and government.
The immigrant must be able to read, speak, and write words in ordinary usage in the English language. Step 4 Take Citizenship Oath The immigrant officially declares his or her allegiance to the United States before a judge.

The immigrant clearly renounces any allegiance to another country by taking the oath. Naturalization Citizen = An individual with certain rights, duties, and responsibilities under a government (gov't)... and who, by birth or by choice, owes allegiance to that gov't 14th Amendment "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and the state wherein they reside." ~14th Amendment 2 Ways to Obtain Citizenship: Birth and Naturalization
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