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5 benefits to becoming a United States citizen

If the countries of the world were competing for people to come and live inside them, the United States is doing very well in this competition. The "American Dream" has inspired countless people to come and live in the United States, and many more are trying to apply for residency, citizenship or just the right to come for a temporary visit.

Which country has the most powerful passport?

If you've applied for U.S. citizenship and you're currently going through the naturalization process, one of the most important benefits you'll receive as a citizen is the benefit of holding one of the most powerful passports in the world. The power of the U.S. passport allows you to gain access to numerous countries easily, without a visa or by way of a streamlined visa application process.

Why would I want to have dual citizenship?

Dual citizenship comes with a lot of advantages for the people who are lucky enough to have it. Let's say that you were born in Italy, and you're an Italian citizen, and you want to become a U.S. citizen as well. Aside from being able to live and work and enjoy all the benefits of being an American, you'll get to retain the benefits of being an Italian.

Immigration cases can rip families apart or bring them together

People who come into this country must do so legally if they want to enjoy the benefits of living here. For the people who don't come here in this manner, there are some very specific things that must be done if they want to live in this country legally. We understand the issues that people coming into the country face and we can help them along the way.

Can I change employers with a work visa?

Getting a work visa in the U.S. and becoming employed can be a complicated process. Once it's finished, there is a sense of relief and security knowing you won't have to go through it again. But what if the job isn't what you hoped it would be and you want to move on?

Who's eligible for dual citizenship with the United States?

Those with dual citizenship bear the responsibility of being responsive to two different countries in terms of fulfilling their respective residency requirements and also with respect to paying taxes. Aside from being able to live in more than one country, another benefit of dual citizenship is that you can participate in government programs they both offer.

DACA decision leaves Congress as Dreamers last hope

It may have been expected given the Trump campaign rhetoric against undocumented United States residents. Still, the decision by the president to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program caused high levels of anxiety and consternation by those who are informally referred to as "Dreamers."


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