Becoming a naturalized United States citizen is a proud day in any immigrant’s life. U.S. citizenship has a lot of benefits to offer, and if you are ready to experience all of them for yourself you should contact a naturalization lawyer in New York City who can help you with your citizenship application.

What Do I Gain By Becoming a U.S. Citizen?

There are many rights and privileges that can be gained when you are finally a naturalized United States citizen. Some highlights include:

The right to vote: For the most part, you can only vote in United States elections when you are a citizen. Some localities and cities can make exceptions, but someone who is not a citizen is always unable to vote in a federal election. Now you have a voice and you can express your political preferences through the ballot box, just like every other citizen.

The ability to run for office: Maybe you are so interested in politics that just voting is not enough for you. Then why not run for office yourself? You can only do this once you become a United States citizen as it is a requirement for the majority of elected positions out there. If you are dreaming of a life in public service, getting naturalized is a necessity.

Eligibility for other federal jobs: Some other federal jobs also require you to be a United States citizen. These positions can offer good benefits and a reliable career path that makes it easier to provide for your family.

More options for helping family members come to the United States: A citizen can have an easier time petitioning to bring a relative to the United States. Someone who is not a citizen can generally only petition for spouses and children, but citizens can bring parents, siblings, and other members of their family to the U.S.

More stability: Your status in this country is not tied to employment, marriage, or any other external factor now. You are a citizen and you are here for the long haul.

Do I Need an Immigration Lawyer?

You can get naturalized on your own, but a knowledgeable immigration lawyer can do a lot to help you on your journey. Your attorney can help you:

  • Navigate the naturalization process
  • Resolve any issues that could affect your ability to become a U.S. citizen
  • Bring family members to the United States

If you have any questions, an immigration attorney from our firm is ready to answer them.

Schedule Your Consultation

When you are ready to inquire about the naturalization process and the ability to become a full-fledged United States citizen, please contact the Law Offices of Cheryl R. David. We will do everything that we can to help you through this process so that you can take advantage of everything that United States citizenship has to offer.