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US Citizenship

US citizenship can be acquired by birth or by an immigrant through the process of naturalization. An immigrant who has lived in the US as a permanent resident (a green card holder) for a certain number of years, the next step is to apply for US citizenship.    

A US citizen is entitled to certain tax exemptions, job benefits, scholarships and grants at educational institutions, flexibility in traveling to other countries, and the right to vote. Once an immigrant becomes a citizen, his/her children, 18 or younger automatically become US citizens.

A US citizen is entitled to receive full Social Security benefits even if he/she decides to retire in a any other country.  There is no fear of deportation or any anxiety of re-entering the country. Citizens have the ease of leaving or re-entering the US without any hassles. A US citizen can also petition for his/her family members to become US citizens.