The Bill of Rights applies to all people in the United States, regardless of whether they are citizens, noncitizens, visitors here on visas, immigrants, or even illegal immigrants.
Citizenship / Naturalization
An Immigration Lawyer will make your citizenship process easier and more efficient by submitting the required documents on your behalf without errors which can delay the citizenship process.
The road toward American citizenship is often long and challenging. To apply for citizenship, you must satisfy one of the following conditions:
- Have a Green Card and have lived in the United States for 5 years
- Have Asylum status and have lived in the United States for 4 years
- Be married to a U.S. citizen and have lived in the United States for 3 years
- Have served in the United States military and have been in the United States for 3 years
In addition, you must pass a test to demonstrate you understand American History, and are able to speak, read and write English. While it is possible to become a U.S. citizen without going through naturalization, these exceptions usually only apply to children. For example, children born on foreign soil can often gain citizenship more quickly and through a different process if their parents are already U.S. citizens.