Impacts of Naturalization

Naturalization empowers individuals with rights and duties and puts immigrants on an equal footing with US-born citizens.

 

Naturalization allows immigrants to:

  • vote in national, state, and local elections
  • be protected from deportation
  • travel with a US passport
  • access all federal government jobs
  • petition for visas for their immediate relatives without getting in a queue
  • can access all government benefits just as US-born citizens can.

The sense of security that comes with American citizenship and a commitment to one’s adopted home can lead to increased productivity and long-term investments in the receiving country, such as buying a house or opening up a business.

 

For more information about the beneficial effects that naturalization has on immigrants and their surrounding community, click this image.

 


 

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To learn more about naturalization ceremonies in Atlanta, click on the image above.