U.S. Immigration
How important are illegal immigrants to the U.S.? How difficult is life for an illegal immigrant living in the U.S.? Click on the picture above to find out!

Click on the two images above to hear the stories of two illegal immigrants living in the United States!

Ways a person can become a legal immigrant:

    1.  Are at least 18 years old and a lawful permanent resident ("green card" holder);
    2.  Have resided continuously in the United States, having been lawfully admitted for permanent residence, for five years immediately preceding the date you filed your application for naturalization, or
    3.  Have, after having been removed from conditional permanent resident status, based upon your marriage to a U.S. citizen, having resided in the United States for one year after the date the condition was removed;
    4.  Have resided continuously in the United States at all times after your application to the time and date of your admission for citizenship;
    5.  Have, during all periods of time referred to above, been and still are a person of good moral character;
    6.  Have no outstanding deportation or removal order and no pending deportation or removal proceeding;
    7.  Have the ability to read, write, speak, and understand simple words and phrases in English;
    8.  Have knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of U.S. history and government;
    9.  Are attached to, and can support, the principles of the U.S. Constitution and can swear allegiance to the United States.