According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, there were 830,560 applications for citizenship in 2019. Becoming a U.S. citizen remains a significant accomplishment in the life of any immigrant or foreign national living in the country. If you're a U.S. resident considering applying for citizenship, it is crucial that you consult with an experienced immigration law attorney for detailed guidance.
For over a decade, I have been offering experienced legal guidance and advocacy to clients throughout the greater Dallas, Texas area in immigration-related matters. As your legal counsel, I can educate you about the naturalization process and guide you through every step involved in your citizenship application. I can help prepare an application on your behalf and work to ensure that you're treated fairly in every phase of the process. Immigrants are not always comfortable dealing with the Government and I can also help ease the interview process. If you have a criminal history, I can help you analyze your eligibility and help in your path towards citizenship.
My firm — M Mathew Law Firm, PLLC — proudly serves clients in Dallas, Texas, as well as the surrounding areas of Richardson, Lewisville, Coppell, Balch Springs, Grand Prairie, Irving, Farmers Branch, Garland, Carrollton, and Mesquite, Texas. Contact me to schedule a consultation.
The Benefits of Citizenship
In the United States, citizenship is a status that includes specific duties, rights, and benefits. Below are some of the benefits of obtaining U.S. citizenship:
- You have the ability to exercise your voting rights in state and federal elections
- You are allowed to bring your family members to the United States
- You will not need visas for a lot of countries
- You have the ability to apply for a U.S. passport
- With a U.S. passport, you can get U.S. government assistance when you travel abroad
- You have the ability to obtain citizenship for your children born abroad
- You and your children cannot be deported to your former country
- You are eligible for federal jobs
- You have the ability to sit on a jury
- You can become an elected official
- You will have the same rights and privileges as all U.S. citizens
- You can receive federal benefits and privileges that are exclusive to U.S. citizens