For many, the American Dream is something that is a highly sought-after achievement. The United States is known as a place of opportunity, especially compared to many countries in which economic opportunities are not as readily available. The United States is also known as a nation of tolerance, promoting gender, sexual orientation and race equality. Beyond this, there are many other benefits to becoming a U.S. citizen.
With the highly publicized and polarized issue of immigration status, there are people on both sides of the issue. There are many people living in our community who are undocumented. Despite legislation that calls for deportation of undocumented residents, there are organizations working on behalf of those who have be targeted in these deportation attempts. Undocumented University of Michigan students have been sought out as a group who could use help.
The American Dream is alive and well. Many people want to become citizens of our great nation. It's known as the land of opportunity, with many different types of opportunities for all kinds of people. Whatever the reason for wanting permanent citizenship in the United States, there is a way to seek it.
There's been much talk about immigration reform since the change of presidential office last year. An amendment has been proposed called the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2017 that has been a hot topic recently. If the amendment were to pass, the size of the country from which a person emigrates would determine the person's status, as larger countries would have precedence over smaller countries.
Becoming a citizen of the United States is a dream for many. Depending on a person's circumstances and situation, there can be multiple steps in the process of becoming a U.S. citizen. With citizenship, a person is granted rights that allows the person to stay in Michigan or any U.S. state, permanently. Without citizenship, a visa could run out forcing a person to return to their birth country.