This is when a foreign-born person is considered a citizen of the United States. However, they must be at least 18 years old, demonstrate a basic knowledge of English as well as American government and history, have been a lawful permanent resident of the United States for 3-5 years, and demonstrate good moral character.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS):
A federal agency a part of the Department of Homeland Security that regulates lawful immigration to the United States. Some responsibilities include:
- Providing employment authorization to qualified aliens
- Issuing documentation of alien employment authorization
- Maintaining Forms I-9 Giving the E-Verify employment eligibility verification program