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Jul 27, 2018 31 Comments

I'm in my 6th year in America as a Green Card/Permanent Resident and eligible to apply for Naturalization in USA. Though I know i'm safe and legal, I can't help but overthink and get paranoid about these immigration issues in this country. I'm afraid that I'd spend over $750 just for nothing...?

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  • Cisco politikall
    Do it. You don't want to get rfes or deported for petty mistakes made in green card renewal applications.
    Jul 28, 2018 1
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      BIO
      State of CA - Compliance Analyst
      maii.limore
      OP
      Like what?
      Jul 28, 2018
  • Tableau krxi15
    Wow OP, there's people out there risking their lives to get in this country and you don't think its worth 750 bucks to you?
    Jul 28, 2018 5
    • Revinate je82id6
      Green card is worthy risking life, but Citizenship is much less valuable.
      Jul 28, 2018
    • Tableau krxi15
      I disagree. American citizenship has lots of benefits:

      Voting
      Freedom of travel
      Other domestic rights
      Protection around the whole world no matter what you do or where you are. US govt got your back like no other country.
      If world was to go down a big war, I would wanna be in a country which has the best shot at surviving.
      Jul 28, 2018
    • Revinate je82id6
      US citizenship means you will lose all your citizen right in your home nation.

      Nothing you mentioned is meaningful except the freedom of travel.

      And if world were to go down a big war, low profile nations will have more chance to survive. Whichever nation owning nuclear weapons is under more risk being nuclear attacked.
      Jul 28, 2018
    • Tableau krxi15
      You will not lose your rights in home country. US allows dual citizenship, it doesn't honor it when there is a conflict of interest with its own rights but you are free to keep a second citizenship and if you are exercising a right in the second country which has nothing to do with US, then you are free to do so.
      Jul 28, 2018
    • Revinate je82id6
      Losing your rights in the home nation has nothing to do with US, but yes, you will lose all of parts of your rights in most of nations. And you won’t understand how much impact it is to an immigrant, I assume you are not one.
      Jul 28, 2018
  • Salesforce Hahahhahdh
    I applied at my tenth year of green card because I figured that i was paying more for visas to travel places and also every ten years you gotta apply for green card renewal again which still costs hundreds of dollars. If you expect to live here another twenty years you might as well get it over with and become a citizen. Easier to travel to places and no more green card renewals needed. Only annoying thing is having to respond to jury summons.
    Jul 28, 2018 1
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      BIO
      State of CA - Compliance Analyst
      maii.limore
      OP
      Good point. I am going to apply for naturalization. Just wondering if this is a good time to do it. My GC won't expire in 3.5years. Hope the administration by that time's better.
      Jul 28, 2018
  • Kroger pkroger
    Don't you want to be represented. Voting and having your opinion counted is the key thing. US government will and should care for citizen first and then others.

    Do it. Otherwise don't complain about changing rules etc later
    Jul 28, 2018 1
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      BIO
      State of CA - Compliance Analyst
      maii.limore
      OP
      Yes, I agree. That's why I want to be naturalized. Just wondering if now is the perfect time to do it or wait.
      Jul 28, 2018
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    chfysgbmore
    I am in the same boat. Just nervous with all the “issues”.
    Jul 28, 2018 0
  • Oscar / Eng Bff
    It’s possible you could get arrested, and then deported, which can reduce your TC. If you’re a US citizen, they can’t deport you.
    Jul 28, 2018 3
  • Microsoft
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    Wom!more
    I applied in March and still waiting. It used to take about 3 months. Definitely something changed...
    Jul 28, 2018 3
    • Microsoft nihilist
      No. It took 7 months back in 2007. I hear it is about a year now.
      Jul 28, 2018
    • Salesforce goofball
      Be prepared to wait longer. 14-18 months.
      Jul 28, 2018
    • New / Product
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      BIO
      State of CA - Compliance Analyst
      maii.limore
      OP
      Yeah... my friend had to wait a year and a half. And that's with a lawyer. I was just wondering how common it is.
      Jul 28, 2018
  • Kroger pkroger
    Also learn about US Constitution and on what basis and ideas this country was formed. You will feel proud and responsible for keeping the ideas alive.
    Jul 28, 2018 2
    • Microsoft / Eng Tier 1
      Most of those ideas are already dead.
      Jul 28, 2018
    • Microsoft compiler
      I heard it was for freedom and democracy, but sure doesn't seem like the case right now.
      Jul 28, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng SkunkyPot
    I wouldn’t do this. Green Card is OK. Guido van Rossum is on Green Card for all his years.
    Jul 28, 2018 2
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      BIO
      State of CA - Compliance Analyst
      maii.limore
      OP
      Yeah. I want to buy land in the Philippines (my current citizenship). Can't buy land if I let go of my citizenship there.
      Jul 28, 2018
    • Google / Eng reika
      Lol, the Philippines allows dual citizenship. Source: am Filipino
      Aug 6, 2018
  • Revinate je82id6
    $750 is nothing. You are gonna pay tax for your global income and properties
    Jul 28, 2018 1
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      BIO
      State of CA - Compliance Analyst
      maii.limore
      OP
      I don't have any properties nor get any type of income overseas.
      Jul 28, 2018
  • Aon Hewitt rundmc
    750 to become a citizen?!
    Jul 27, 2018 1
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      BIO
      State of CA - Compliance Analyst
      maii.limore
      OP
      Yes.
      Jul 28, 2018

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