Depending how long they have resigned in the U.S. without being caught by authority officials, most foreigners have been in the U.S. for longer than a year. According to Immigration Statistics for the Twenty First Century, “Immigrants have already spent time in the country ... Moreover, the amount of this prior experience and the status in which it was accumulated vary greatly from country to country. For example, whereas two-thirds of new permanent resident aliens from Mexico have prior experience as undocumented migrants (with another 15 percent as legal visitors, 1 percent as temporary workers, and 2 percent as students)"(Massey 9). 66.67percent of the Foreigners who have already been to America as Unauthorized Foreigners still get to receive their Citizenship because they were not caught and then deported. States often have different criteria and eligibility to become a resident of their state most often it takes a year to become a resident of that specific state but some states may take up to three . According to The State of Nevada, "The legal residence of a person in Nevada is that place where the person has been physically present within the State during the period for which Residency is claimed. Legal residence starts on the day that such actual physical presence …show more content…
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