2. Run for public office
Only U.S. citizens can run for public office. Represent the public and make real change in state and national laws and policies.
3. U.S. passport
A U.S. passport enables you to get assistance from the U.S. government if necessary and to travel freely.
4. Citizenship for your children
The children of citizens have the right to citizenship themselves.
5. Scholarships and Grants
Citizenship affords you the opportunity to receive money for education.
6. Bring your family to the U.S.
Citizens have the opportunity to petition for family members to join them in the U.S.
7. Federal jobs
Federal government jobs are only available to U.S. citizens.
8. Government benefits
There are many government benefits only available to U.S. citizens.
9. Not be deported
Citizens hold a much stronger place in U.S. society and may not be deported.
10. Not have to give up your current citizenship
You can ask to omit part of the oath if you want to retain your previous citizenship as well.