Achieving American citizenship status is by far one of the most important things that you and other immigrants can do in your life. Not only may becoming a U.S. citizen have a huge impact on your future but it may also affect your family for generations to come. That is why it is so crucial to understand the various components of the naturalization interview and test process.
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services formally recognized the month of June as "Immigrant Heritage Month." The time period is meant to recognize immigrants on their path to citizenship. The month was unveiled in Miami's Little Havana during a naturalization ceremony that was occurring.
There are millions of people currently in Miami and throughout the rest of the United States currently enjoying the benefits of living here, yet not completely covered by all of the rights and privileges afforded to citizens. The path to U.S. citizenship can be a long and windy road that lasts many years and can be full of hardships along the way. Many of those who achieve the qualifications for permanent residency choose to stop there simply because they may not feel as though they have it in them to see the journey through to citizenship. While being a legal resident does place one’s immigration status on firmer ground, it doesn’t completely eliminate the possibility of their residency status being revoked in the future. As a matter of fact, thousands of permanent residents are deported from the U.S. every year for a variety of different reasons.
Much of the news that aspiring citizens in Miami hear these days may seem to center on the ongoing debate over federal immigration reform. Such developments may leave them discouraged regarding their chances to of reaching their goal of becoming naturalized citizens. Yet despite recent political maneuverings, it should be remembered that a path to U.S. citizenship is still currently available. Stories of those who’ve endured the naturalization process may serve as inspiration to immigrants that even though the road ahead of them may be a long one, the payoff at the end is certainly worth it.