Becoming a U.S. Citizen
When a person from a foreign country
wants to become a US citizen, this process is called naturalization.
The person has to do three things:
- Fill out an application form. The form asks questions
about the persons background. The person also has a set of fingerprints
- Take a citizenship test. The exam tests the persons
knowledge of U.S. government and history.
- Appear before a judge in court. The judge listens
to the persons reasons for wanting to become a U.S. citizen,
and then decides if the person will be allowed to become a citizen.