What Are the Advantages to Citizenship?
There are many advantages to becoming a citizen in the United States. Comparatively, Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) may work and pay taxes, but this status does not have the same benefits as citizenship. For example, although programs such as Medicare are public, LPRs may be required to pay expensive premiums, whereas citizens do not.
Below are some advantages of becoming a U.S. citizen:
- You are protected from deportation.
- If you have children under 18 who are LPRs, they automatically become U.S. citizens when parents naturalize.
- If you are a U.S. citizen, you can file petitions to reunite with family members. LPRs can only do this for spouses, minor children, and unmarried adult sons & daughters only.
- You will have the freedom to travel. For LPRs, travel is restricted; you are only allowed to ravel during a certain time during a given year.
- You will have the ability to vote.
- You will be eligible to work government jobs.
The United States recognizes dual citizenship. To be a dual citizen means you are a citizen of two countries at the same time. Dual citizens owe their allegiance to both the United States and a second home country and are required to obey the laws and policies of both countries.
However, while the U.S. allows its citizens the right to claim dual nationality, each country has its own nationality laws based on its own policies. Some nations place restrictions on citizens acquiring dual citizenship, and some nations do not allow dual citizenship at all. Contact your embassy to learn about the nation’s laws regarding dual citizenship and seek the guidance of a Orlando citizenship attorney.
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