1. You can vote.
When you vote, you are using your voice. With your vote, you can tell elected officials and lawmakers how you feel about immigration and other important issues that affect your family. If you don’t vote, you let others vote for what they believe in and you may not like the result.
2. Bring certain family members to this country.
U.S. Citizens are able to petition selected members that Legal Permanent Residents don’t have the ability to.
3. You can get a U.S. Passport and travel with less restrictions.
U.S. Citizens don’t have a set time limit to the length of time that they travel abroad, like Legal Permanent Residents do.
4. You can apply for state and federal jobs.
Some jobs in the Federal Government are only available to U.S. Citizens.
5. You don’t have to keep renewing your legal permanent residency card.
Legal Permanent Residents must renew their Green Card every 10 (ten) years. U.S. Citizens do not need to renew their Citizenship Certificate.
For more information on fees and forms on becoming a U.S. Citizen, go to http://www.uscis.gov/