If you’re a new U.S. citizen, your voice and vote matter. If you live and work in the United States, you want to have a voice in the decisions that affect your life, your community and your country. Voting is a fundamental right for U.S. citizens. U.S. citizens can vote in local and federal elections. The people you elect to office make decisions about everything from education to healthcare to the economy. Your vote can make a difference in who represents you and what policies are enacted. National Voter Registration Day is the country’s largest single-day voter registration drive and will next take place on September 19, 2023.
Becoming a U.S. citizen is a big decision, but it is one that comes with many benefits, including the right to vote. If you are eligible to become a U.S. citizen, here are some of the reasons why you might want to become a U.S. citizen and vote in the next election:
If you are interested in becoming a U.S. citizen, there are a few things you need to do. First, you need to meet the eligibility requirements, which include being at least 18 years old, being a lawful permanent resident for at least five years, and being able to read, write and speak basic English. An immigration and citizenship lawyer can advise you on your qualifications to become a U.S. citizen, and help you with the complicated and complex immigration process.
You are not required to hire an attorney to manage your citizenship application. However, immigration law is complicated, confusing and – especially now – changing rapidly. The advice and guidance of an experienced immigration lawyer can save you time, money and stress – and make the difference in whether your citizenship application is approved or denied.
The skilled immigration lawyers at Godoy Law Office can answer any questions about citizenship and immigration and guide you through every step of the citizenship process. Call us today at 630-345-4164.