Immigration And Nationality Act Essay

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Immigration and Nationality Act has been effective as of 1952 (History of U.S. Immigration Laws). When the act came into effect, any immigrant that was residing in the United States had to obtain U.S. citizenship following the laws of the immigration and nationality act. Many immigrants were upset and believed they should automatically become a citizen especially if they had resided in the United States for many years however they had to follow the long process in order to become an U.S. citizen (Bedford/St. Martin 's, 292). Even though many immigrants were mad, they had to understand because the United States is a welcoming country for immigrants. The process in becoming an U.S. citizen is long and should be made to flow faster in order for …show more content…
The purpose of fingerprinting is for the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) to complete a full background check on you no matter your age but if you are seventy-five years old, the FBI will do a background check based off the paperwork you submitted (USCIS). Not fingerprinting can speed up the process due to not having to go to the biometrics office and waiting for your fingerprints to be sent to the FBI for background check. The FBI can do a simple background check based off the application of naturalization and later fingerprint once becoming an U.S. citizen but it is still a requirement. After you have been fingerprinted and passed, your background check you will be scheduled an appointment for an interview. During your interview, you will be asked questions based off the paperwork you submitted, also any other questions they may require, and at some point during your interview you will take you English/ Civics test unless you were exempt from taking the …show more content…
Citizen and Immigration Services) will review your application of naturalization, background check, interview, and English/ Civics test unless you were exempt, in order to determine if you qualify to become an U.S. citizen. If you qualify for U.S. citizenship, you will be notified of your citizenship but before you fully become an U.S. citizen, you will have to take the Oath of Allegiance. Once you complete the Oath of Allegiance, you are officially an U.S. citizen and you are expected to know your rights/ responsibilities as a U.S. citizen (USCIS).
We recommend closing the back door to undocumented, illegal migration, opening the front door a little more to accommodate legal migration in the interests of this country, defining our immigration goals clearly and providing a structure to implement them effectively, and setting forth procedures which will lead to fair and efficient adjudication and administration of U.S. immigration laws (History of U.S. Immigration

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