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1. The 14th amendment defines citizenship as people born or naturalized in U.S. You are a citizen of U.S and the state in which you live.
2. The Naturalization process is for immigrants or aliens who want to gain their U.S Citizenship
3.Immigration and Naturalization have led to a diverse society in the U.S
How does a Person become a citizen?
As we defined in class, A citizen is a person who has rights and duties under a government. Additionally that person has to owe Allegiance or loyalty to that government
Citizenship as defined by the Constitution
The 14th Amendment to the Constitution
states,"All persons born or naturalized in
the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and the state for which they reside"
A person can be a citizen by two ways
The two ways that a person can become a
citizen is by birth or naturalization
There are two ways a person can be a citizen by birth:
1.Born in the United States or in a U.S Territory
2. Born to a parent who is a U.S Citizen
If you are an immigrant, you are a foreigner coming into the United States , you are classified as an Alien.
In order to become a citizen, you have to through the Naturalization process.
The Naturalization process is the way an Alien can become a citizen. it has 5 steps:
The first thing that you need to do is sign a statement saying that you want to become a U.S Citizen.
That statement is filed with the INS or Immigration and Naturalization Service
Step 1: Sign a Statement
All Aliens who want to become citizens must live in the U.S consistently for 5 years
If an alien marries a U.S citizen, that 5 years is reduced to 3 years.
Step 2: Living Requirement
In order to become a citizen, you must be 18 years old.
If you are 18, you must live in the state, of which you reside, for at least 3 months to apply for citizenship
Step 3: Age Requirement
If you have lived in U.S for 5 years and are 18 years old, you have reached step 4.
In step 4, your paperwork is checked by the INS and you are interviewed
If you pass the interview and your paperwork is correct you can take the citizenship test
The citizenship test measures your basic knowledge of U.S history and your have to have basic English language skills
Step 4 part 2: Test
If you pass the citizenship test, the last requirement is the citizenship ceremony.
During the ceremony, you swear allegiance or loyalty to the United States.
Step 5: Ceremony