In today’s world, immigration in the U.S. has become increasingly big. At John Hykel Law we represent both immigrants and non-immigrants for a variety of issues, majorly including immigration and naturalization. Because immigration has become such a big way of the world today, John Hykel Law proudly provides a variety of services including but not limited to: immigration & citizenship, employment based immigration, and naturalization & citizenship.
In the United States, a foreign citizen can become a U.S. citizen through what we call naturalization. Unless an individual gains citizenship in the U.S. through descent or birth, then they need to gain citizenship through this process. If you are trying to become a citizen through naturalization, there is a list of guidelines and rules that need to be in place such as: you need to be at least 18 years of age, you must legally enter the states and gain legal permanent residence, and you must be able to read, write, and speak basic English, among other things.
Becoming a U.S. citizen through naturalization has its benefits, but there are some other responsibilities that come along with it. When you gain the rights and privileges of citizenship you must give up prior allegiances to any other country you may have had, you must defend the United States constitution, and you need to swear allegiance to the United States. None of these things are difficult, however they do come with being a U.S. citizen.
Although there are a few things expected from you when you become a citizen, the benefits outweigh them all. Being a U.S. citizen allows you to enjoy endless rights and privileges that you would not otherwise be able to do. We understand that this process can be long, complicated, and taxing. If you need help with any type of immigration or citizenship matter please call, write or email the office to arrange for a consultation. Our practice has helped thousands of immigrants to date, so let us help you.