citizenship Megan McGuire Ashley Torres Gabriella DeCesare
Ways to be a citizen United States Mexico • Born from Mexican parents • Born in Mexico • Born from parents that were naturalized • naturalization • Born in the U.S. • Parents are U.S. citizens • Naturalization
How to become a citizen United States Mexico • Live in country for 5 years • Fill out form • Submit with a copy of your passport, FM-3 or FM-2, and some photos • Pay fee and wait • In a couple of months, pay a second fee & sign some more forms • Wait some more • Get call to pick up certificate of naturalization • Surrender FM-3 or FM-2 • Complete application • Send application, documents, and fee to the service center • Take the test • Take oath
United States Positive Negative • Show patriotism • Vote • keep residency • obtaining government benefits • Traveling with a U.S. passport • Becoming eligible for federal grants and scholarships • Become an elected official • Becoming eligible for federal jobs • Take an oath of allegiance and renounce loyalty • Property ownership in native country may be a problem • may need a work permit to work in your native country • Pass basic English and U.S. government/history test • May lose citizenship in native country • Cant have a criminal record to become a citizen
Mexico Positive negative • Mexican citizens can own property in their names without using a bank trust • Certain jobs & businesses have restrictions where only Mexican citizens can hold these positions. • They can vote • Express political opinion • Can change jobs or address without informing the national institute of immigration • Hold Mexican passport • Mexican citizens can not legally drive or own a vehicle that has foreign license plates • Have to go through the trinities to apply for citizenship • Different legal procedures • Naturalization may be revoked if you live in your country of origin for more than five years • Mexican president and his parents must be born in Mexico
Differences • In Mexico you have to pay twice when in the process of becoming a citizen. • In the U.S. you can drive any car but in Mexico it has to have a license plate from Mexico. • The United States has 50 states and one federal district. Mexico has 31 states and one federal district. • The average middle age for Mexicans is years The average middle agein the United States - 37.1 years.
Conclusion Living in the United States – in my opinion – is better because they have more freedoms. They also have more job opportunities and diversity.
References • "Mexican Citizenship?" YoListo. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Oct. 2013. • "Becoming a Mexican Citizen." Information on Becoming a Mexican Citizen. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Oct. 2013. • "BanderasNews." BanderasNews. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Oct. 2013.