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Can I become a naturalized citizen for serving in the military?

Green card holders can serve in the United States military. There is a common misconception that serving in the military automatically grants green card holders – i.e., permanent residents – U.S. citizenship. We debunked this myth in a previous post.

Steps to citizenship through naturalization

Because you are already a lawful permanent resident of the United States, you know how complex and challenging any immigration process can be. You also know that, even after going through the process to obtain your green card, you still do not have all the benefits and protections of someone who is a citizen of the U.S.

Was your child born outside the U.S.? Obtain citizenship now

Like other Texas residents, you may have assumed that, because your child was born to you, a U.S. citizen, he or she automatically receives the same citizenship. That would probably be the case if your child was born here in the United States but may not be if the birth took place in another country.

State Department accuses Hispanic U.S. citizens of being illegal

Since the current administration took charge of the White House, attacks on U.S. immigrants have been widespread—particularly targeting Muslim and Hispanic groups. The administration has gone after migrants, asylum seekers and children. Now, it’s even going after its own citizens.

Melania Trump's parents become US citizens via family immigration

On August 9, Viktor and Amalija Knavs, the parents of Melania Trump, were sworn in as U.S. citizens in a private ceremony in Manhattan. They were sponsored by the First Lady, who obtained a green card in 2001 became a U.S. citizen in 2006. She and her parents are originally from Slovenia.

Don’t let an unexpected hospital stay get you deported

Imagine you’re an immigrant in the United States. Maybe you’re undocumented. Or maybe you’re a lawful permanent resident. One day, on your way to work, a drunk driver side-swipes you—sending your car somersaulting. You miraculously survive the accident, and the paramedics take you to the ER. Doctors work tirelessly to stabilize you.

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