Many Florida immigrants have a common goal: to become U.S. citizens. The process is typically complex and challenging. Many people say the most stressful part of the immigration program for applying for citizenship is the testing and interview portion of the process.
Becoming a U.S. citizen means a person must first prove his or her proficiency in certain areas. This includes being able to understand, speak, read and write English. That is often easier said than done because language barrier can be a tremendous obstacle to adapting to life in the United States.
The U.S. government recently announced that it will be offering $10 million to be used in a program offering grant money to certain immigrants who qualify as they pursue their goals of becoming U.S. citizens. There are many more applicants that there is grant money to go around, which is why the government has made it a competitive grant program. The funds can help prospective citizens enter education programs in their communities. Participation in such programs greatly increases a person’s chances of performing well on a naturalization test.
It is not uncommon for a Florida resident to encounter obstacles as he or she navigates the immigration system, especially with regarding to becoming a U.S. citizen. If a legal problem arises, it is important to know where to seek immediate support. An experienced immigration law attorney can be a great asset to those who have hit a roadblock in their path toward citizenship.