The Process of
Becoming a Citizen
Welcome to America
What is a Citizen?
» A citizen is a native or naturalized
member of a state or nation who owes
allegiance to its government and is
entitled to its protection.
Role of a Citizen
» Obeying Laws
» Paying Taxes
» Jury Duty
Register for the Draft
» Serve as a Witness
Why Did We Leave?
Most immigrants left their home country to come to America for
hopes of a better life here for them, when in fact, such is not
always the case. Life can be just as bad here as it was back
home. Its harder to find jobs, and homes especially because
of the recession we’re in.
What Must I Do to
Become A Citizen?
» Complete An Application
» Get Fingerprinted
» Attend USCIS Interview & Take Tests
» Take the Oath to Become a U.S. Citizen
How Long Does it Take?
» The swearing-in ceremony for receiving the naturalization
certificate will then take place from 1 to 180 days after the
What Can We Do?
When you are naturalized, you have every right as a U.S born
» A Naturalized Citizen can never be President or Vice-
President. Both must be born in the United States.
» If there was fraud (lies) in your naturalization application you
can be stripped of citizenship and deported.
» The Department of Homeland Security
» The Department of Justice
» The Department of State
» The Department of Labor
» The Department of Health and Human Services
» The United States
allows more than 1
million aliens to
every year, which is
more than any other
country in the world.
By : Janine Smith