Naturalization happens when a non-citizen of a country legally becomes a citizen. However, every nation’s process is a little bit different. Over the past 10 years, the United States has naturalized more than 6.6 million citizens. In 2015 alone, more than 700,000 people became naturalized citizens.
Naturalization is one of the greatest traditions of American life. If you’re ready to become a member of this nation, with all the rights and benefits that it includes, call Sibirsky Law Firm, P.A. Our firm is led by Attorney Daniel Sibirsky, a Florida State Bar Certified Expert in Immigration and Nationality Law. For over a decade, he has been committed to complex immigration cases and securing the future on behalf of our clients. He has been selected to The Best Lawyers in America® for 5 years running and has a perfect 10.0 rating on Avvo from our peers and former clients.
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Becoming a naturalized citizen is one of the most honored and highly-valued processes in American law. However, it’s not a process that is easy or cheap—and the steps can be a little complex for those who aren’t familiar with immigration law here. Even the basic eligibility list can seem a little overwhelming to someone from another country. If you’re unsure if you are eligible (either due to literacy, having a criminal record, or other issues), call our Miami immigration lawyer to learn about the specifics of these requirements.
There are a few exceptions to these rules that allow spouses of U.S. citizens, members of the military who served honorably, and children of U.S. citizens to apply for naturalization much faster. In order to apply, you must determine whether you are qualified, fill out application form N-400, send your completed application to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), prepare for the interview, attend the interview, and attend your citizenship ceremony.
One of the most important aspects of U.S. citizenships is the ability to vote. Even as a green-card holder, you were subject to the rules and decisions of the U.S. government, though you weren’t given a choice in who was making those decisions. As a citizen, you can vote for local, state, and federal representatives who will be your voice in U.S. politics. If you’re unhappy with the current political climate, being able to vote will ensure your concerns will be noted. As a citizen, you will also gain a sense of security you may never have had as a temporary or permanent resident. If you are arrested as a U.S. citizen, you can no longer be deported, unless you commit a crime against the state. You will also have your status protecting you from ICE raids and the nonrenewal of your green card.
The path to citizenship can seem daunting, but it is definitely worth the trouble. Contact our experienced Miami immigration attorney, Daniel Sibirsky, in order to get your application started. He is a Board Certified Specialist in Immigration & Nationality Law, so he is qualified to navigate the complex world of immigration law.
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