Many people are surprised at new data that shows that the Fiscal Year 2022 which ended September 30, 2022. It had the 3rd highest number of new U.S. citizens in history and the highest number of new U.S. citizens in the past 15 years. According to Pew Research analysis, nearly one million immigrants became citizens in the fiscal year that ended September 30. According to senior demographer at Pew Research Jeffrey S. Passel, this reflects the number of immigrants who live and vote in the United States.
According to the New York Times article, the Biden administration has taken several steps to streamline the process. This Land Becomes Their Land. New U.S. Citizens Hit a 15-Year High:
Many immigrants become green card holders and legally live and work in the United States – but don’t apply for citizenship. They don’t have a voice in how their taxes are spent, how their children’s schools are run and how their hospitals are funded.
Immigrants who go through the naturalization process to become citizens are entitled to many benefits and privileges of citizenship not available to green card holders.
Are you a green card holder living in the United States? You pay taxes just like everyone else. You have to follow the rules like everyone else. But you are not treated like everyone else. Finish making the United States your home. Get your U.S. citizenship and be equal, just like everyone else.