Immigration is a hot-topic issue in America. The laws and legal ramifications of entering and remaining in the country are constantly debated and may well change.
Indeed, many FindLaw.com users come specifically looking for information on immigration. After all, FindLaw is the leading source for legal information, and we have a wealth of immigration guides, blog posts and information.
FindLaw also has a wealth of information on how to become a U.S. citizen through naturalization, and is constantly striving to make that content available beyond FindLaw.com. In fact, FindLaw recently released some helpful tips on how to become a naturalized U.S. citizen.
More than 500,000 people have become naturalized citizens in the past decade. Becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen requires carefully following the rules and a fair amount of research. The payoff: numerous rights, benefits and privileges, including the opportunity to vote in U.S. local, state and federal elections.
If a person is here legally and would like to become a U.S. citizen, it's important to know that the process can take years. FindLaw is a one-stop shop for all things naturalization related, from initial research to finding a local immigration law attorney to help guide the process.
Of course, if a person is living in the United States illegally, the path to citizenship is much, much more difficult. But as politicians continue to debate immigration reform measures, things could change quickly. If and when the legal process changes, you can be sure that FindLaw will have the story in its national blogs and have legal minds ready to respond to it on FindLaw Answers.
No matter what changes may come, seeking legal help from an experienced attorney will be a crucial step. FindLaw, with nearly 4 million consumers visiting each month, is here to help individuals and families with immigration needs find updated information and a qualified local lawyer.
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