One of the most important immigration benefits that USCIS can grant is also one of the most desired gifts the United States can offer. There are two primary ways people can become U.S. citizens:
* Being born in the United States territories or to parents who are U.S. citizens OR
In 2000, Congress also passed the Child Citizenship Act (CCA). This allows a child under 18 years old who has been adopted by a U.S. citizen and who immigrates to the U.S. to be given immediate citizenship.
The decision to become a citizen of the United States is one of the most crucial decisions someone can make. Deciding to apply for naturalization shows that you have a permanent allegiance to the United States as well as a loyalty to the Constitution and the people of the country.
Agreeing to be naturalized means you accept every responsibility of being a citizen and agree to give support to the United States and its laws, and to the Constitution. In return for this, your reward is to be given all rights and privileges that come with citizenship.
Attorney Ayesha Chaudry is experienced in family immigration matters and has helped clients in the states of New York and Connecticut with such immigration matters.