Citizenship Class

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    New Citizenship Class at CSTEC

    In our citizenship class, the instructor prepares the students to take the citizenship exam using a variety of methods and materials. In this course, the instructor reviews U.S. laws and regulations. Reasonable expectations are explained along with the required government paperwork. Most students pass their exams on their first attempt. 


    To register, just come to the main office, show your valid government ID, and pay the $ 30-course fee and $5 for the
    school ID.  


    This class requires an enrollment of at least 5 students.

    The Top 6 Benefits of U.S. Citizenship

    1. Protection from Deportation

    Becoming a U.S. citizen protects you and your children from deportation. As a lawful permanent resident, certain criminal convictions could make you deportable, and some actions put Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) at risk for permanent consequences such as deportation.

    2. Citizenship for Your Children

    Children under the age of 18 who are lawful permanent residents automatically become U.S. citizens when their parents naturalize. Since individuals cannot apply to naturalize until they turn 18, this is truly a gift from parents to their children.

    3. Family Reunification

    U.S. citizens can file immigration petitions with the government to reunite with family members. Although LPRs can file petitions only for their spouses, minor children and unmarried adult sons and daughters, U.S. citizens can petition for additional family members such as parents, siblings and married adult sons and daughters.  U.S. citizens can also apply for green cards for relatives.

    4. Eligibility for government jobs

    Some jobs are available only to U.S. citizens, such as those in the federal government. Additionally, naturalized citizens on average do better economically than noncitizens. As a group, they earn between 50 and 70 percent more than noncitizens, have higher employment rates, and are less likely to live below the poverty line.

    5. Freedom to travel

    LPRs’ travel time during a given year is restricted. U.S. citizens have the freedom to travel without these restrictions. They also have the opportunity to seek the help and protection of U.S. embassies and consulates abroad in the event of a personal crisis or civil unrest.

    6. Ability to vote

    The right to vote is also a benefit of U.S. citizenship. Only citizens have the opportunity to elect the leaders they believe will best represent themselves, their families, and their communities.

    Other Benefits of U.S. Citizenship

    Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) live, work, and pay taxes here but do not have the same access to public benefits. Some public benefits and programs, such as Medicare, may require LPRs to pay expensive premiums. Citizenship ensures equal access to critically important benefits for older people and people with disabilities.

    Many immigrants feel a strong connection to their country of origin. However, U.S. citizenship does not mean losing your heritage. In fact, many countries even allow dual citizenship so that you can maintain your status both in your home country and in the U.S.

    Visit the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at

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