Citizenship is the ultimate goal for many who enter the country. Last month we wrote a post regarding why someone might want to become a citizen of the United States. In that post we pointed to several of the benefits that might prompt someone who is eligible to pursue this course of action, including but not limited to, the opportunity to participate in politics and receive federal financial assistance for things such as loans for college.
There are multiple reasons why someone who is a permanent resident of the United States might decide to apply for citizenship. Depending on each person’s specific circumstances, the reasons will vary widely.
Family sponsorship is just one of many ways that immigrants may seek to obtain a visa that would enable relatives to live in the United States. For a family member to qualify there are certain requirements that must be met and the U.S. government has a variety of grounds upon which the visa application can be denied. One of those is on “terrorism grounds.” The U.S. Supreme Court is planning on reviewing a case in which that was the reason provided for the denial, without any additional explanation provided.
While many would likely say that the road to United States citizenship can be a long and twisted, for one Florida man it was even longer than normal. His final interview had to be postponed after he suffered a medical emergency right before it was originally scheduled to take place.
EB-5 regional centers can currently be found in locations throughout the nation. Under the program immigrant investors and their families can come to the United States in exchange for investing a certain amount of money in a regional center. The centers are generally located in areas where employment is low and the economy could use stimulation.
Most individuals reading this post probably think they are aware of their immigration status. You may want to think twice about this however. A 58-year-old Florida man, who was born in Cuba and came to the United States as a 9-year-old child, recently learned that he is not a U.S. citizen, or even a resident. This discovery was made when the man sought a passport to take a Caribbean vacation.
For many in South Florida, becoming a citizen of the United States is a dream come true. Late last month a record number of individuals participated in the naturalization ceremony which took place at the South Florida Fair. A total of 707 people took the oath of allegiance. The Palm Beach County U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service office conducted the ceremony.
As many in the Miami area are likely aware, the road to citizenship can be long and twisted. There are many steps that must be taken before someone gets to the point where he or she is ready to take the citizenship test. This test, which includes questions on matters such as United States history, congressional representative and state capitals, must be passed before one can move on to the next step in become a citizen of the U.S.
Obtaining citizenship is the goal for many individuals currently residing in the Miami, Florida area. As these people are likely aware, the path to citizenship can be long, complicated and confusing. People who are interested in the securing citizenship should be aware of a scam that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is currently warning people about. The scam is being facilitated over the telephone. According to the USCIS, the scammers pretend to be officials with the agency when they call those seeking citizenship either as petitioners or applicants.
In the past we have written posts that touch upon why eligible individuals choose to not seek to become citizens of the United States. Regular readers may remember that one of those reasons is a lack of the finances necessary to complete the process. It currently costs $680 to apply to become a naturalized citizen. It is likely that many are curious about where that money actually goes once it is collected. In today’s post we will explore that issue.