What Are the Benefits of Becoming a United States Citizen?

You aren’t a United States citizen, but someday, you hope you might be able to become one. Whether you have a visa or green card or you haven’t started with the process at all, it’s helpful to learn about the benefits of gaining citizenship.

Here are some reasons why you may want to pursue citizenship.

You Can Live and Work as You Please

When you become a U.S. citizen, there aren’t limitations on where you can live or work. You can go about your life as you please. You can work part-time or full-time, get a job as a W-2 employee, or start your own business. Essentially, you have the freedom to do what you want, when you want.

You’ll Have a U.S. Passport

A U.S. passport is one of the best passports to have because you can travel to more than 180 places around the world and stay for a short time without having to obtain a visa. Additionally, since you are a citizen, you don’t have to come back from your travels at a certain time, like you would if you didn’t have citizenship.

You Can Apply for Green Cards for Your Family Members

Are your family members interested in coming to the U.S.? You can apply for green cards for them. You can sponsor your adult children, parents, and siblings to get green cards and be on their path to naturalization as well.

You Cannot Be Deported

Once you are a U.S. citizen, the government cannot take it away from you. You can’t be deported and sent back to your country of birth. Still, as a visitor to the U.S. or a U.S. citizen, you must follow all the laws.

You Can Vote

Typically, in states, you need to be a U.S. citizen to vote in elections. And you definitely need to be a U.S. citizen to vote in federal elections, like for the president. It’s important to register to vote and to participate in democracy so you can ensure your voice is heard.

You Can Work in Federal Government

Federal government jobs are some of the most coveted jobs out there. You can get a steady job with good pay and benefits and be serving your country at the same time once you become a U.S. citizen.

You Can Run for Office

Many times, in order to run for office, you need to be a U.S. citizen. If you want to serve your community on a local, state, or federal level, you can try to win an election coming up.

You Can Get Financial Benefits from the Government

Some types of federal funding, like federal college assistance, is only made available to U.S. citizens. If you want to go to college and can’t afford it, this assistance could greatly help you.

You Can Demonstrate Your Patriotism

Becoming a U.S. citizen was always your dream because you love America so much. Once you are a citizen, you can fully express your patriotism for this great country.

Contact a Florida Immigration Attorney

Do you have questions about becoming a U.S. citizen with the assistance of an immigration attorney in Florida? Then contact Florida Immigration Law Counsel through our website or by calling 1-800-666-4996. We deal with the government so you don’t have to. We look forward to helping you at this time.


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Caring and compassionate, Saman Movassaghi Gonzalez is a Florida immigration attorney dedicated to producing the results her clients need. She has over 17 years of experience helping both corporate and individual clients with an emphasis in employment/investment cases and family adjustment cases.

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