If you’re in the process of applying for U.S. citizenship, or if you’re thinking about trying to begin the process of becoming a citizen, you may be curious to know how many people become naturalized citizens in the United States each year. In fact, the number may be a lot higher than you think.
As you may be aware, the United States is a nation of immigrants and we wouldn’t exist in the way that we currently do – with our rich, highly organized and affluent society – if it weren’t for the continual influx of foreigners who add so much to the fabric of our nation. In fact, over the last 10 years, the United States increased its population of citizens by 7.4 million individuals from other nations. In 2016 alone, we saw 752,800 people become naturalized citizens.
For any nationalized U.S. citizen, the moment they chose to take the first step toward becoming a citizen was an important milestone in their lives. Then, the day they actually took the oath of citizenship became another even more important milestone. Some have an easier path than others to citizenship; however, no matter what your history and family relationships happen to look like, there is likely an appropriate strategy to obtain citizenship that fits your circumstances.
If you or a family member have been thinking about U.S. citizenship, make sure you fully understand all the different ways that people can become naturalized. Finally, select the most suitable method for citizenship and persistently apply every legal strategy you can until you finally take your oath.
Source: Law Offices of Jan Joseph Bejar A PLC, “Moving Family members to the U.S.,” accessed May 11, 2018