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Career Ties to Citizenship

There are many reasons to become a citizen of the United States. Some of these reasons affect your education and career.

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How does citizenship affect your career?

Becoming a U.S. citizen can help your career:

  • It shows that you are stable and not planning to leave the country.
  • You show that you can speak, read, and write English.
  • You show initiative (you are able to have a goal and complete it).
  • Your employer does not have to worry about your immigration status.
  • You can apply for federal jobs, such as at the postal service, the DMV, or government agency jobs.

Federal law requires every employer in the United States to verify the identity and legal status of its employees. If you are not a citizen, you have certain rights based on your visa status. The links below will give you some information about your rights as an employee.

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