As the world’s melting pot, every year on October 28, National Immigrant Day, Americans take pride in being a country of immigrants. The U.S. Congress recognized the first National Immigrants Day on October 28, 1987.
American By Birth or Choice?
Naturalization occurs when a person voluntarily applies to become a permanent U.S. citizen. There are various steps to prepare for naturalization which include:
There are 5 responsibilities you agree to when you become a U.S. Citizen:
Support and defend the U.S. Constitution
Respect and obey federal, state, and local laws
Participate in the democratic process
Pay income and other taxes
Serve on a jury when called upon
Are You Ready To Become a United States Citizen?
USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration) has many resources that are related to this important day (national immigrant day):
Practice Tests for the Naturalization Interview (2008 version of the civics test)
Three online practice tests allow you to review the vocabulary that you might hear during the naturalization interview or read on Form N-400, Application for Naturalization.
Civics Practice Test (2008 version of the civics test)
Practice your knowledge of U.S. history and government.
Preparing for the Oath: U.S. History and Civics for Citizenship (2008 version of the civics test)
This web resource provides online videos and activities on the 100 civics questions from the naturalization test and highlights museum objects from the Smithsonian Institution. Visit the “Writing the Constitution”, “Voting”, “Rights”, and “Responsibilities” themes for information on the Constitution and citizenship.
Talk to An Illinois Citizenship and Naturalization Attorney
The procedures and requirements for citizenship/naturalization change frequently and have become complex and stressful. It is important to have legal guidance from a knowledgeable attorney. There is no substitute for consulting a skilled Oak Brook naturalization lawyer. For more information, contact Godoy Law Office today: call 630-912-0322.