Benefits Of Being A U.S. Citizen
February 7, 2011 § Leave a comment
U.S. Immigration laws give many rights to US citizens and to non- citizens as well. But some privileges can be enjoyed only by the citizens. As a U.S. citizen, one has the right to vote in the US federal elections. Another advantage is the that, you can reunite families. US citizens can bring their loved ones to be with them in the US. They can also bring their fiance through the K1 visa or bring their spouse and children through the K-3, K-4 category. US citizens having unmarried children under 21 years old can sponsor them as “Immediate Relatives”. Another significant fact is that only U.S. citizens can sponsor their parents for a green card. Additionally, citizens’ children may be eligible for citizenship based on their parents’ status as US citizens.
Additionally US citizens do not have any restriction to enter/ exit the US. The time they spend outside the U.S. is not limited. And it is also helps in travel abroad as some countries do not need visas of US citizens. Another benefit is that only a US citizen can apply for a US passport. With a U.S. Passport, one can get assistance from the U.S. Government while being overseas. Citizens will also be eligible for federal jobs in the US. and can also become an elected official.
If a Legal Permanent Resident (green card holder) is accused of any illegal activity, there are chances where they can be deported. Whereas US citizens have the right to an attorney and a fair trial and need not face the situation of being deported. These are only a few of the advantages of US citizenship.