If you are a permanent resident (LPR or green card
holder), it is a good idea to seriously consider
becoming a United States citizen (USC) as soon as you
are eligible, especially if you intend to make the United
States your permanent home. Any status less than that of a
United States citizen makes you vulnerable to deportation,
especially for certain criminal offenses. In addition, the
United States recognizes dual nationality; so depending
the country that you are from, you and your family stand
gain important benefits by you becoming
a USC, without
giving up your prior citizenship.
Applying for citizenship is not without risks, however.
Those persons with a history that would call into
question their good moral character, including
failing to file taxes, failing to make consistent
child support payments, or even having a
record of minor criminal offenses, should
consult with an immigration lawyer prior
to applying for citizenship.
We have experience handling citizen-
ship applications and giving advice,
to those persons with more
complex circumstances that jeopardize
their green-card status. We are happy to
help you through this final and
important immigration process.