Becoming a U.S. citizen is an option that every green card holder should consider seriously. Even though, you can renew your green card continuously and you are not required to apply for U.S. citizenship, having a U.S. passport comes with benefits some do not even know:
1) Never Stress Again About Traveling Abroad
As a green card holder, you cannot stay outside the U.S. for more than six months without risking your status. But once you become a U.S. citizen, you can travel for as long as your heart desires. Plus, you can skip the long lines at the airport with your U.S. passport.
2) A Green Card Does Not Protect You From Deportation
Just because you have a green card, does not mean you cannot be deported. Every time you come back from abroad, you can be found inadmissible and be placed in removal proceedings.
3) All Green Card Holders Remain Vulnerable to Changing Immigration Laws
In a time where the U.S. government is changing immigration daily, becoming a U.S. citizen should be considered whenever possible.
4) You Can Bring Your Family to the U.S.
As a U.S. citizen, you can sponsor your parents, siblings, and spouse for a green card.
5) Citizenship for Your Children Born Abroad
Once you become a U.S. citizen, your children under 18 years old automatically become U.S. citizens as well.
6) Never Pay Again to Renew Your Green Card
Every time you renew your green card, you will have to pay the high government fee.
7) Apply for Federal Jobs, Grants, and Benefits
Most government jobs are reserved for U.S. citizen. The benefits and money one can earn from a federal job, is worth becoming a U.S. citizen.
8) Have the Right to Vote
As a green card holder who pays taxes and lives by the U.S. laws, but you have no voice as to who gets into power. As a U.S. citizen you can cast your vote to the political party you support. Because every vote counts.
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