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Resources for persons immigrating to the United States and seeking American Citizenship.

About the Test for US Citizenship
How does the naturalization test for U.S. citizenship work and what percentages of immigrant applicants pass it?

The DREAM Act Explained
Explaining how the DREAM Act would help young illegal Immigrants attend college in the United States.

How Good is Fed's E-Verify System at Catching Unauthorized Workers?
Find out how well the federal government's E-Verify system is at detecting undocumented immigrants who are trying to get jobs illegally. See why the E-Verify program is failing to catch more than half of the unauthorized workers screened in E-Verify. Learn about how the E-Verify system works. Discover what steps the federal government is taking...

Basic Requirements for US Naturalization
While the exact process of U.S. naturalization can vary depending on each individual’s situation, there are some basic requirements that all immigrants to the United States must meet before applying for naturalization.

Benefits of US Citizenship
Immigrants to the United States who complete the naturalization process to achieve full U.S. citizenship gain rights and benefits denied even to lawful permanent residents.

Proof of U.S. Citizenship
Proof of U.S. Citizenship Documents that can be used as proof of U.S. citizenship

The Oath of U.S. Citizenship and Allegiance to the U.S. Constitution
The United States Oath of Citizenship must be taken by all immigrants who wish to become naturalized citizens of the United States.

Citizenship Through Military Service
Members and certain veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to apply for United States citizenship under special provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). In addition, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has streamlined the application and naturalization process for military personnel serving on active-duty or recently discharged.

Bush Speaks on Immigration Reform
President Bush speaks in support of the Securing America's Borders Act, the sweeping immigration reform bill currently being considered by Congress.

Illegal Immigration Costs California $10.5 Billion Annually
In hosting America's largest population of illegal immigrants, California bears a huge cost to provide basic human services for this fast growing, low-income segment of its population. A new study from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) examines the costs of education, health care and incarceration of illegal aliens, and concludes that the costs to Californians is $10.5 billion per year.

INS Absorbed by Homeland Security
On March 1, 2003, the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) officially became the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services, operating under the Department of Homeland Security.

Sample INS Citizenship Test
100 typical questions and answers from the INS U.S. citizenship test. From your About.com Guide.

U.S. Citizenship Test to Change
The BCIS has announced plans to make the first changes in decades to the tests administered to applicants for US citizenship. Applicants will have to prove basic English-language skills.

Immigration - Forms & Fees
Download the I-9, N-400, and all of the other Immigration and Naturalization forms. From your About.com Guide.

Immigration - Laws & Regulations
Complete database of the Immigration laws. You can download the laws or view them online.

Naturalization - Applying for U.S. Citizenship
All the steps, forms, and fees involved in the long, but rewarding process of becoming a U.S. Citizen.

Naturalization - N-400 Form
Download the N-400, Application for Naturalization plus all instructions and fact sheets.

Study for the US Citizenship Test
Absolutely the best online study aid for the Citizenship test ever created. The course is free to Minnesota residents, $20.00 for others.

Offers an online American government & politics "textbook", a historical & political documents library, a public domain image gallery and much more.

An absolute warehouse of information about immigration, visas, and passports. Coverage of the laws, requirements and processes. Great resource.

Visas - Information & Services
Links to full information and application forms (in many languages) for visitor, immigrant, employment, and student visas from the U.S. State Department.

Visas - National Visa Center
A service of the State Department providing detailed information plus application forms and instructions for immigrant visas.

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