In law, naturalization refers to an act whereby a person acquires a citizenship different from that person’s citizenship at birth. Naturalization is most commonly associated with economic migrants or refugees who have immigrated to a country and resided there as aliens, and who have voluntarily and actively chosen to become citizens of that country after meeting specific requirements. I am a US resident and have been through some of the immigration process and am currently applying for my naturalization. I believe I am capable and credible to discuss about the subject matter because of my knowledge and personal experience.
Illegal immigration became a major issue in the US at the end of the 20th Century. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, while tightening border controls, also provided the opportunity of naturalization for illegal aliens who had been in the country for at least four years. The Child Citizenship Act of 2000 streamlined the naturalization process for children adopted internationally. A child under age 18 who is adopted by at least one U.S. citizen parent, and is in the custody of the citizen parent(s), is now automatically naturalized once admitted to the United States as an immigrant.This issue will be a major concern of immigrants and would be immigrants who came in as professionals especially those in the medical field.
Due to the 9/11 terrorist attack , the US Government is faced with the challenge of protecting the country’s border from inside and outside while at the same time, preserving the country’s tradition as a nation of immigrants and its values of freedom and its free flow of commerce, people and ideas. There are prevalent uncertainty and fear, and it seems clear that immigration and naturalization is going to be a significant tool of anti-terrorist strategy for a long time to come. The United States has to put a balance in its security, commerce and foreign relations. al culture and gives an opportunity at the American dream to as many people as possible, while preventing the entry or continued residence of those who would do us harm or disrupt our system of government. This would result to stricter rules in the entry, inspection and admission of foreign nationals.To extensively discuss the topic, this research will cover citizenship, eligibility and process for naturalization, frequently asked questions, emigration and immigration law, responsibilities, benefits and privileges.
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