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Reasons why you should become a Florida citizen

Citizenship is a big goal for those who come to the United States through Florida. Florida is a popular state for immigrants, current citizens and tourists. There are plenty of different reasons to become a Florida citizen, but these are the most important ones out there today.

Only those who hold citizenship can vote in the various elections held throughout the year in the United States, including municipal, county, state and federal elections.

People who hold permanent residency in the country can be deported for various reasons, including committing a crime. If you upgrade your residency status to citizen, your right to live in the United States cannot be taken from you.

There are some government jobs that only can be held by citizens of the United States. Some agencies do not protect permanent residents who fail to become citizens after they are eligible to do so.

In terms of elections, only United States citizens can hold public office. This is at every single level of office. People who are not United States citizens cannot even run for public office.

When you become a citizen in Florida, you earn the ability to sponsor others for a green card. This includes children, spouses, siblings and other family members. To take this one step further, children under the age of 18 who have permanent residence status automatically become United States citizens when their parents earn citizenship. The children still have to be under lawful custody of their parents.

As a citizen of the United States, you will have the complete support of the government if traveling abroad using a valid passport. Permanent residents who leave the country for more than 180 days can have their access to the United States revoked. A citizen will have guaranteed re-entry to the country no matter how long they have been abroad.

If a spouse is left property after death, he or she is exempt from estate tax if a citizen of the United States.

Visit our page today to learn more about your rights and how to earn citizenship in the United States while living in Miami, Florida.

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