Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric has caused a lot of well-founded fear among immigrants to the U.S. Although Donald Trump has perhaps been the most vocal about his anti-immigrants views, there are many other local and national politicians who share the same xenophobic viewpoints. Many of my clients who are Legal Permanent Residents often share their fears with me in regards to these politicians and what policies they will implement if they are elected. My response? Naturalize to become a U.S. Citizen so you can vote and have a voice in who is being elected to represent you! Voting is one of the many benefits of becoming a U.S. Citizen.

Here are the basic requirements for naturalization:

  • Be at least 18 years old at the time you apply for Naturalization.
  • Be a Legal Permanent Resident (Green Card Holder) for at least 5 years.
  • Prove that you have resided for at least 3 months in the state or USCIS district where you apply.
  • Demonstrate continuous residence in the United States for at least 5 years from when you apply for Naturalization.
  • Show that you have been physically present in the United States for at least 30 months out of the 5 years immediately preceding the date of your application.
  • Be able to pass the English language test.
  • Be able to pass the Civics (U.S. History) test.
  • Be a person of good moral character.
  • Be able to adhere to the principles and ideals of the U.S. Constitution.


Are you interested in learning more about how you can naturalize to become a U.S. Citizen? Please call us at 972-369-2662 to discuss your naturalization case with us. We are happy to discuss how we can help you become a U.S. Citizen.