Have had a Permanent Resident (Green) Card for at least five years, or for at least three years if you’re filing as the spouse of a U.S. citizen
If you apply for naturalization less than six months before your Permanent Resident Card expires, or do not apply for naturalization until your card has already expired, you must renew your card.
You can apply for naturalization before you receive your new Green Card, but you’ll need to submit a photocopy of the receipt of your Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card, when you receive it.
Meet certain eligibility requirements including being
At least 18 years old at the time of filing
Able to read, write, and speak basic English
A person of good moral character
Go through the ten step naturalization process which includes
Determining your eligibility to become an American citizen
Preparing and submitting form N-400, the application for naturalization
Taking the U.S. Naturalization Test and having a personal interview. ( )
So, these are the steps taken to become a legal citizen of the US. I understand it’s a lengthy process, our friend, Sharon, just completed it to become a citizen from Australia, which we’re very proud of her.
I also understand this has been in the books since 1965, I believe, but, like my cousin-in-law, said in her FB post, hasn’t been enforced…so, we get to now.
Now, I’m not fan of He’s a loud mouth ass that plays on Twitter too much, but rules are rules. I also know that other countries’ economies suck, we’ve got friends from other countries that tell us about life, therefore, people come here for work to send money home to families if they don’t just bring their families with them. Employers know this, so they lowball these people in need, because they can and these people’ll do the jobs Americans WON’T do…legality be damned. by any means.
There’s two sides to this, one scenario’s the family’s doing it right, but just hasn’t enough time to get everything in order, so they get split up until their citizenship goes through. Or, somewhere along the lines, they wind up having ANOTHER family here…this is where it gets sketchy. Kids are born here, making them citizens, parental units still aren’t. If something happens to blow their cover, they get deported, but the kids can stay. Hmmm, something ain’t right here.
We’ve got these concentration…detention camps…centers to hold…house the prisoners…kids now while their folks are sent back. OR, if they want their kids backs, they HAVE to become citizens? So, now, we’re making them pawns in a human chess game they have NO idea they’re a part of and they DON’T know the rules. NO, THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE! Like my cousin-in-law said, we either need to follow the rules or change the law, which is what Trump’s deciding to do according to my mom, who just came over to help me cath.
She told me Trump just said he was going to sign a bill keeping families together while they wait for their citizenship hearings to come through. I guess we’ll see where this leads us, right?
Be good to each other.